We run three types of training course for the platform. See below for information about each type, and view the listings on the right to book specific sessions.
For new and prospective users
We run regular termly interactive demos of the Oxford Mosaic web platform at IT Services Banbury Road.
The sessions consist of:
- Quick introduction to what Oxford Mosaic is and what it offers to help you easily build high quality websites
- Showcase of the new websites just launched on the platform
- Tour of the editing interface to demo how sites are easily built and maintained
- A hands-on session for you to login to a demo site and try uploading content and have a play yourself
- A Q&A to answer questions
Demos are free of charge.
For existing users with specific functionality and content build questions
To provide support to users of the Oxford Mosaic platform we run termly drop-in workshops at IT Services Banbury Road.
The workshops are working sessions for you to come and ask members of the Mosaic team in person about queries you have regarding the setup or content editing of your site. Sessions are held in our training rooms with a suite of PCs which can be used for you to login to and work on your Mosaic site.
The workshops run flexibly, as is most helpful for the needs of attendees, organised loosely around the following structure:
- An initial Q&A session to demonstrate answers to queries raised in advance and to respond to questions from the floor
- A supported editing session where team members will be on hand to assist you as you edit your site
You are welcome to attend one or both parts of the session and to come or leave at whatever time is convenient to you. It will be helpful, but not essential, if queries can be sent in advance so that we can group together common questions for dealing with in the Q&A session. It is not essential to book but we would appreciate it if you could let us know if you expect to attend.
Workshops are free of charge.
Create an online presence with Mosaic
For Site Owners and Admins to learn effective web design
The Oxford Mosaic Web Platform can be used to create attractive websites, but Site Owners need to think carefully and creatively when choosing how to put the website together. This course will guide you in thinking how to use Mosaic effectively to build a website to suit your use. It will consider effective designs for different kinds of websites and introduce you to the various components and options available: to promote content attractively, engage users interactively, or simply provide information using filters and navigation. The course will also show how templates can be used to tailor the Mosaic toolkit to make it easier for content editors to create and update site content. Finally, a focus on the use of images and where further help can be obtained will help fully equip you to build a Mosaic site that really delivers the wow factor.
Site Owners creating a new site on Mosaic may attend the course once free-of-charge. Bookings for other site administrators or editors is subject to a small fee. All Site Owners will be assigned a Voucher in the course booking system to claim their free place. This will appear automatically and Site Owners should click to apply the Voucher when booking to avoid a charge being applied.