OCTOBER 2020

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Empowering site managers to make the best McGill websites

 

 

Know your rights and responsibilities

As a Site owner, be aware that when an image is added to a website in the WMS, there are often legal requirements under copyright law to properly attribute its source and license. The WSG has been making image attribution more prominent to address this identified concern. Learn how to manage attributions...

 

Embedded Power BI reports

The Power BI reports are available in the WMS. Site administrators can supply an iframe referencing public Power BI content, which has been published to the web, and request embedding the feature on their sites, for example as shown on the site COVID-19 Research. Read more about where to get the iframe information...

 

Extended permissions for site managers

Site Managers can now create, edit and delete Hero and Statement blocks as well as place the Statement blocks in any region and the Hero block in the Highlighted region. Learn more about how to manage blocks...

 

New training courses posted

Don't forget to sign up for our two mandatory Web Services training courses launched earlier this year, Writing for the Web and McGill's digital standards. View course schedule...

 

Rebranding and rethinking the WMS

We've gradually updated the branding of the WMS this summer, and the changes will continue through the fall! Updates include new McGill fonts, a refreshed colour palette, and redesigned call-to-action blocks. Learn more...

 

All about the user access guidelines form

As of July 2020, anyone who edits or manages a WMS site will need to complete the Web Services user access guidelines form. Read about the hows and whys of this new form. Get details...

 

Is your site accessible?

ICYMI: Sites created after July 2018, must now comply with the accessibility standards published by the Government du Quebec. Sites published before 2018 have until July 2022 to be compliant. See info...

 

Language toggle on McGill Profiles

Are you building a unilingual French site? It's now possible to remove the English language toggle from the McGill Personnes page by simply disabling the 'People' menu item. How to place or remove the Profiles List on a menu...

 

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The WSG community


 

Kudos to all the WMS community members who took part in this year's #PSEWEB conference! See who was there and read presenter articles.

 

The Undergraduate Admissions website was updated to provide new features and filters, and allow students to find suitable undergraduate programs, which best meet their needs.

 

Looking to improve your skills? May web industry conferences are being held online this year with free registration. Two options to check out:

 

 

 

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WSG Digest archives

 

Catch up on past issues of the WSG Digest that you may have missed online!

 

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WMS how-to documentation can be found in the IT Knowledge Base.

 

For ongoing updates, visit the WMS website.

 

 

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