Hands-on demo

This free-of-charge interactive demo session is for anyone interested in using Oxford Mosaic to build high quality websites to publish information about research, staff, students, articles, publications, news, events and more.

This session consists of:

  • Introduction to the Oxford Mosaic service and toolkit: what it is; support available; examples of sites built on the platform
  • A tour of the toolkit
  • Content architecture and content filtering concepts in Mosaic, such as content types and taxonomies
  • Setting up a new page and creating a listing of content
  • Site theming with font and colour selections
  • What Mosaic provides for your web site project – hosting and building tools, plus guidance and resources for the rest of your site’s content, navigation and design work

Intended Audience

Anyone wanting to create a website for a research project, department, college, admin or service unit, student society, multi-disciplinary group or cross-institutional collaboration. Also Site Owners, Administrators or content editors of existing Mosaic sites.

NB Undergraduates and taught postgraduates are not eligible to have personal websites on Mosaic.

Format

An in-person demonstration mixing presentation and practical.

Taught Using

Google Chrome web browser and the Mosaic platform.

What You Will Need

The Oxford Mosaic web platform provides editing through the web using a modern web browser. This is most effectively done using desktops or laptops. Computers will be available but you can bring your own laptop if you prefer.

Objectives

  • Gain familiarity with the editing interface of the Oxford Mosaic CMS and be able to assess its suitability as a tool for providing your website
  • Understand the design and planning elements you need to consider before using Mosaic to build your website
  • Be familiar with content architecture concepts in Oxford Mosaic, such as content types
  • Understand how the components within Mosaic can be used to build your tailored design
  • Understand how to create and control the quality of content using templates
  • Understand how to create a page on a website, link it to the main navigation of the site, and implement widgets on the page to display content

Pre-Requisites

Mosaic can be used by people without technical web skills but attendees should be comfortable using digital tools and working with common IT tools and software. Familiarity with using a wide range of websites is useful.

 

Non-University members interested in the session should contact the Mosaic team at oxfordmosaic@it.ox.ac.uk.

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