The University of Waterloo is using OpenScholar, an open source software solution built on Drupal, to provide dynamic and customizable personal websites for Waterloo faculty and researchers. Faculty and researcher personal sites are offered on a self-serve basis and are built using the WatIAM userid of the faculty member or researcher.
The Web Resources site has documentation for UWaterloo Scholar users.
Owners of UWaterloo Scholar sites must:
Easy to create and maintain websites
It takes seconds to create a website. Friendly user interface that makes it easy to maintain websites from anywhere through a web browser, without any technical expertise.
Open source and strong community
Built on top of Drupal and a full stack of open source tools and technologies. Used by many academic institutions worldwide.
A multitenant architecture that allows academic institutions to host thousands of websites in a single instance of the application.
This new service will allow faculty members and researchers to quickly and easily build personal websites using an interface that is logical and intuitive, and does not require previous programming or coding experience.
Faculty and Researcher sites deliver a secure, professional environment for the promotion of academic work and achievements, while fostering online collaboration opportunities and providing an enhanced end-user experience for site visitors.
The easy to use site tools and features allow users to self-manage their content, creating site sections unique to the needs of each user. Whether it’s building a robust Publications library, creating an interactive blog post, or advertising upcoming events or workshops, the Waterloo Faculty and Researcher site template will meet your needs.