WCMS update for March 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
by Andrea Jennings

Did you know…

…we have a How-to document to help with Converting PDF documents into HTML?

Who’s new to the WCMS…

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

Drop-in lab closures in April

The Drop-in lab will be closed on Thursday, April 25.

Reduced Drop-in lab hours – closed Tuesdays

WCMS Drop-in lab regularly scheduled hours are changing. Beginning in April, the Drop-in lab will only be available on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 p.m. If you require special arrangements outside of the regular drop-in hours please contact WCMS support.

Change to course offerings

WCMS SEW courses will not be offered during March or April, but will resume in May. If you need to complete a training course during those months, please contact wcms@uwaterloo.ca to schedule time in our WCMS Drop-in lab, or to set up alternate arrangements outside of the regular lab hours. Alternatively, self-registration for our online course offerings is available via LEARN.

WCMS user experience survey

We need your feedback!

The Web Development team is working on the next version of the WCMS (in Drupal 8) and is looking for your feedback to help inform prioritization of future development and enhancements.

The WCMS user experience survey will be available until Friday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. and should only take 2-5 minutes to complete. Participants will be required to log in with their WatIAM ID and password to access the survey. Participation is voluntary and confidential.

To access the survey, please visit the Web Resources website and click the “WCMS User Experience Survey” call to action button in sidebar of the home page, or to go directly to the survey, follow.

New IT Network and Service Alerts tool

With the updated Network and Service Alerts tool on the IST website you can view the status and uptime history of many of our IT systems and services including the Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS).

New on Web Resources

Development sprints:

  • iShawarma (Mar 12 - Apr 2)
  • Harvey's (Feb 19 - Mar 12)

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