WCMS update for January 2021

Did you know…

… that you can validate email addresses entered by users in web forms to reduce the number of "broken" email addresses?

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 1 testing

Alpha 1 testing has begun. This testing will provide a structured approach to testing WCMS 3.0. features/functionality, helping to identify bugs/issues/unexpected behaviours that cannot be caught through automated testing processes. The primary objectives of alpha testing include: 

  • Evaluating product quality at given points in time 
  • Ensuring beta readiness 
  • A focus on finding bugs 
  • Answering the question, “Does the product work?”

WCMS 2.9.1 release

All WCMS "FDSU", single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to WCMS 2.9.1. This release does not affect UWaterloo Scholar sites. This upgrade is scheduled to be deployed to pilot sites overnight on Monday, January 18, and to production sites starting on Monday, January 25. Full release notes are available, which are subject to change.

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.

Drop-in lab

We are back - virtually!

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.

New WCMS co-op students

We’d like to introduce you to our two WCMS co-op students Abigail Wybenga and Nick Firth! They will be supporting you through our WCMS support email, assisting with coursework via LEARN, and will be hands-on as we work through the WCMS 3 project over the winter term.

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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