Category: Content management

The 3rd party twitter widget was originally developed to allow site owners to display a cookie free Twitter feed on their website ensuring the site content remains in line with EdWeb cookie consent. EdWeb – Cookies we use This widget was developed within the University using the Twitter API. Twitter have recently changed made significant […]

The current central University of Edinburgh (UoE) solution for web analytics uses a single Universal Google Analytics property to collect all data. This allows for visibility of user engagement across the wider web estate however also introduces heavy sampling to the data provided. This property is used widely across the university web estate, Website and […]

The latest phase of Learn Ultra research investigated the staff and student experience, with a focus on Learn Ultra courses, to guide the next phase in the upgrade. 

To ensure the ongoing implementation of Learn Ultra remains as user-centred as possible, staff and students were engaged in user experience research between May and October 2022. 

In preparation for moving to Learn Ultra it was important to find out staff and students’ experiences of actually using Learn Ultra courses. This insight is guiding the continuing development and iteration of Learn Ultra has helped the project team identify areas of improvement. 

The University of Edinburgh has appointed its first Web Archivist to capture and preserve important University web pages. The University has in fact appointed the very first dedicated Web Archivist of any non-legal deposit university in the UK! Since early 2022, the University Library has been archiving health-related websites as part of the Wellcome-funded Archive […]

We have currently paused all our migrations from EdWeb to our new Web Publishing Platform (WPP) in order to concentrate on critical development of the platform. We are working on our rescheduling process and timeline of how and when we’ll share this with our site lead publishers.

Sites on the new Web Publishing Platform will have a megamenu instead of the left-hand menu currently in EdWeb. This shift has implications for the way content is structured and presented in University sites. We’ve developed a tool to help visualise and tweak megamenus in EdWeb sites.  

Building a new Web Publishing Platform for the University has presented the opportunity to re-evaluate the ways we structure and organise content in our websites.

Since testing the megamenu concept, we have been developing this component as part of our approach to website navigation in the new Web Publishing Platform


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