EdWeb Training, now available as a self-enrol course!

We are delighted to announce that from the 21st May 2021 the EdWeb training course is now available to complete as a self-enrol course allowing users to register and complete this mandatory training course in their own time.

This course has previously only been run as a live classroom based course (latterly as a monthly remote session due to Covid-19) to ensure users were receiving the support they required.

We have been working in recent months to provide this course in a more accessible self-enrol format while ensuring users receive the same level of training and experience needed to maintain websites within the EdWeb platform. 

Enrol in EdWeb: Introduction to the University’s web content management tool

What is EdWeb

EdWeb is the University’s Website Publishing Platform made available to all University schools and business units providing a quick and accessible solution to create and maintain an online presence.

The EdWeb Content Management System (CMS) has been developed with all user abilities in mind, meaning that everyone regardless of technical ability is able to maintain or even create a new website using this CMS.

Learn more about the EdWeb platform

Why is the course mandatory

Access to the EdWeb CMS can be granted to any user via their University EASE account providing user’s access to amend and create content and require no previous technical or web editing knowledge, however, all users are required to have completed two mandatory training courses prior to being given editor access to the system.

This is to ensure that all users have an understanding of:

  • The EdWeb CMS, how to access, edit, create and maintain websites within the platform.
  • The University Style Guide and how this should be applied to online content
  • Editors responsibilities around user privacy and website accessibility
  • Good practice in writing and structuring information for the web

What are the mandatory courses

There are two courses which users must completed before being granter editor access to the EdWeb CMS

Effective Digital Content: Engaging your online audiences

This editorial training course covers good practice in writing and structuring information for the web. It also includes guidance on GDPR and improving performance in search engine results.

Enrol in Effective Digital Content: Engaging your online audiences  

EdWeb: Introduction to the University’s web content management tool

Our EdWeb training session covers all the basic tasks you will need to perform in order to publish and maintain your EdWeb website, including:

  • an introduction to EdWeb
  • step-by-step guides on how to edit existing webpages and create new content
  • advice on using features in EdWeb such as content for reuse and images
  • Good practice in writing and structuring information for the web

Enrol in EdWeb: Introduction to the University’s web content management tool

Further help and support

The University Website Publishing team is always available to provide further help and support or for a friendly chat.

Contact University of Edinburgh website support

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