Website Support Clinic update – EdWeb migration preparation

Due to high demand for the service, on 5 May 2015 we’re going to run a special website support clinic dedicated to assisting people with their EdWeb migration preparation tasks.

We have 9 key editorial tasks (some with sub-tasks) on our checklist that will put a site in the best possible order for migration from the Polopoly system into EdWeb (our new drupal-based CMS). Some of the tasks are very simple and require very little effort; some are a little more involved, and if you’re short of time, new to Polopoly, or have inherited a site from another editor, it’s harder to make sense of what is there, and what needs done.

Migration Handbook wiki – Editorial Task Checklist (requires EASE login)

Sarah Ames has previously blogged about some of the specific tasks people have come to discuss with us at our support clinics.

Website Support Clinic update – Migration preparation

We did notice that there were a few attendees seeking help (both at the clinic, and by e-mail) with the preparation tasks set, and sometimes with very brief questions that allowed them to get on with their preparation. With this in mind, we’ve decided to cancel one of our usual clinic slots, and spend the afternoon running a session specifically dedicated to helping people through the preparation stage of their migration.

We’ll spend the first hour running through some slides containing screenshots with specific examples of the type of pages/elements of pages referred to in the checklist – for example, what constitutes “overview” type pages; how do images that have migrated look; what is the impact of not having summaries on pages. There will be time then for questions on these for those who have brief questions they’d like expanded upon – and the answers to these should benefit all session attendees, and allow us to clarify the points on the checklist at the same time.

Between 15:30 and 17:00, we’ll also have a breakout room where attendees can visit to undertake some of the tasks, if they’re not confident in doing them in Polopoly. Our support staff will be on hand throughout to answer questions and provide step-by-step guidance where required.

If the session is successful, and we can determine further demand, then we’d be happy to re-run these sessions as often as are necessary and can be fit into our schedule. If you’re interested in attending the session, you can let us know you’re going to attend via the direct booking links below.

A seminar running through all the preparation tasks involved in the move from Polopoly to EdWeb, including demos and links to guidance information.
Tue 05 May 2015
14:30 – 1530
Library, George Sq

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Hands-on support session. This is an optional extra, but only book this if you’re also attending the seminar.
UWP support staff will be waiting in a computer lab next to the seminar room, ready to help you run through any of the tasks you’ve just seen demoed.
Tue 05 May 2015
Library, George Sq

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