WCMS update for December 2020

Did you know…

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Coronavirus Information

For University announcements and updates related to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Information website.

What’s happening with the WCMS?

WCMS 3.0 update

Check out the updated project timeline to follow all of the WCMS 3 updates!

WCMS 3.0 alpha testing

Registration to participate in the WCMS 3.0 alpha testing phase is now closed. Thanks to those who have registered. Registrants will start to receive relevant details in early December. Your participation in this structured testing process will help inform development decisions as this work moves forward. 

Site launches before and after the holiday break

The last day to launch sites prior to the holiday break will be Thursday, December 17. The first day to launch sites after the holiday break will be Thursday, January 7. Please reach out ASAP if you think you may need an exception.

WCMS course offerings

Classroom offerings of our WCMS courses will not be offered at this time. Anyone needing to complete the training can do so via LEARN.

WCMS co-op course offerings for the winter term

New co-op students or hires needing to complete the required WCMS training can do so via LEARN. If you have any questions about the registration process please send us an email.

Drop-in lab

We are back - virtually!

The virtual Drop-in lab will be closed on December 24 for the holidays. The lab will open January 7, 2021.

Have a question, or need some help with your website? A virtual Drop-in lab will be open every Thursday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. to provide WCMS content maintainers one-on-one website and training support.

Who’s new to the WCMS…

9 more sites have launched in the Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) since our last update.

New on Web Resources

Current development sprint:

Previous development sprints:

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