It’s just over a year since we started launching content on our new content management system. Our initial focus was on building the blocks of functionality and content that make up individual areas with our focus now moving onto migration of content. Here’s a quick summary of where we are.
University level content
Over the course of the pandemic, clear and consistent information out to our community has been critical in ensuring that people are kept well informed and have a resource to get the latest information. Often this information was changing on a daily basis. As we start to reverse and return to campus, good quality information is crucial.
Much of the information that we share online is common in structure and often ownership across the University. A huge amount of work has gone into creating these building blocks to drive consistency of experience for the user and improving the search experience.
This has by far been the biggest part of the migration project to date. We’ve reviewed, rewritten, enhanced and created over 550 courses and created and migrated almost 2,500 modules as well as integrating with key corporate systems to drive consistency of data. These pages are constantly being reviewed and updated with new content as new courses and modules come on stream and old courses and modules are also being removed.
School / Discipline
We’re working extensively with contacts in each of the schools to migrate their existing presence across to the new system.
As we build towards REF2021, in addition to all the work within the School site migrations and work on telling stories to ensure research is highlighted, we’re bringing new areas online to further enhance our promotion of our research.
As we’ve been migrating content as part of our “Guide” and “Corporate Governance” work, we’ve also transferred individual areas as well.