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Author: Brendan Owers

A preview release of the new MyEd portal is now available to students at the University.  This is the first step in releasing improvements to our community of users as well as providing opportunities for feedback.

The Web Interfaces Team are currently recruiting for a summer intern to help shape new components and improve the student experience on MyEd.  With significant changes soon to be released, this is an exciting time to join the Service and be involved in the delivery of these enhancements. The role The successful candidate will be […]

As we continue to improve the student experience of MyEd, we’ve been running a number of activities to ensure that our work is steered by user research as we develop a new MyEd which is simpler and easier to use. Working with the UX Service team these activities have included card sort workshops to help gather […]

Earlier this year I presented our work surrounding Notifications to the Apereo community at Open Apereo 2018. As an international event dedicated to developing and sustaining innovative open-source software solutions for education, it was a great opportunity to share what we have been doing at Edinburgh and within the Incubation Process we entered earlier in 2018. […]

The Notifications Service team have been running a pilot rollout over the summer with Employ.ed interns to deliver task-based communications. Notifications are initially delivered to each recipient’s MyEd page upon login. A beta rollout with interested services will follow. Work is also ongoing to understand whether SMS and email channels are useful for specific communications. The […]

As part of the “Notifications Service – Rollout, Integrations and Subscribers” project, the team have run a number of user story workshops with interested staff and students. The most recent of these were held within Services Marketing and Marketing of Services lectures, where stories were captured by 61 students; both undergraduate and postgraduate. The service […]

Towards the end of 2017 our work with Notifications entered the Apereo Incubation Process. Whilst working towards delivering a sustainable service within our own institution, significant interest from the wider community has strengthened our desire to continue its future development in an open environment. Entering this Incubation Process will help us on our path from […]


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