What is the benefit of an enterprise portal in an organisation like The University of Edinburgh? While working to update the product roadmap for Portal Services, it led me to thinking about why we provide a service like the portal (MyEd).
As we are all adapting to the “new normal”, working techniques have changed tremendously. I am Tasniva Mumu, and I have been working with the University of Edinburgh Website and Communications team within Information Services for the last 6 months as a user experience intern.
We recently made some changes to the staff view of MyEd, to make it easier for staff to use MyEd, and find the content that they need. The changes include: Adding Learn to the staff home page. Making changes to the menu structure to improve how we organise content. Making it possible to favourite all […]
Working in the open has been a long-standing part of our culture. We have supported and participated in events, used and contributed in open source technologies and resources, and recruited roles focussed in support and adoption of open platforms and practices. It is with great pleasure to see these efforts not only been sustained over […]
About the Future Web Services design research project Over the last two months, we have carried out 16 pop-ups and co-design workshops as a University-wide series of community engagements. This user research exercise is informing our work around the University website service and the CMS to be delivered by 2020/2021. We invite your participation […]
In the previous lunchtime meetup, Mary Elder told us about the work that has been carried out to make MyEd a truly student-centred portal, and Neil Allison reported on the University’s Student Digital Experience Standards.
We are seeking to better understand your needs to inform how we can enhance web services to ensure they serve you better. These services will complement and sit alongside the current corporate CMS.
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.
As part of the project to improve MyEd, we’ve been focusing on how content is organised. We worked with the UX team to use card sorting studies to help us research how our student users understand and group content. We used our findings to re-organise how content is described and presented on MyEd, and develop […]
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 […]