Users Group

The Department Web Framework Users Group consists of faculty, staff, and students who manage content on department sites based in the framework.  We also have a few participants who are running their own Drupal installations, but share similar issues and goals. 

We meet quarterly to share strategies for managing content and improving digital communications. These meetings are intended to help site owners and content editors make better use of their websites and help us understand how we can improve the framework service.  They are informal and topics might include:

  • Gathering and generating website content
  • Brainstorming on problems/issues you’ve encountered
  • Writing good web content
  • Making your content accessible to users with disabilities or search engines
  • Complying with web-related university policies
  • Features that have recently been introduced
  • New features in the works or features you'd like to see
  • Open Q&A

If you're interested in participating, please contact us.

Meeting Schedule & Notes:

Date Topics
5/26/2020 Drupal 8 Roadmap and Preview, Content/Challenges Related to Coronavirus, Graduation, Remote Operations
12/3/2019 Online Newsletters, Student-facing Web Content Update
4/23/2019 Student-facing Web Content
3/11/2019 Web Accessibility
11/6/2018 6 Simple Steps to Better UX
5/5/2018 Plain Language & Clear Content (Sasha Im from UMAC), Writing Workshop
2/13/2018 Top 100 Pages in the College, Sites Owners & Editors Survey
11/7/2017 Calendars and Events - Notes
4/18/2017 Web Analytics
10/25/2016 Course Features and Canvas - Part 1 Slides, Part 2 Slides
5/24/2016 Alumni & Careers web content - Slides, Notes
1/26/2016 SEO for Content Authors, Finding Images
12/1/2015 UW IT Accessibility Guidelines, Improving File Management
1/27/2015 Usability Testing, Courses Feature
11/12/2014 Choosing Images for Your Front Page, UW Brand Messaging
4/30/2014 Stats and Trends in Department Web Traffic, Departmental Newsletters
2/25/2014 MarComm Resources, Undergraduate Focus Groups, Student Testimonials (combined with Humanities & Social Sciences Marketing Roundtable)
10/30/2013 YouTube 101, Trumba Campus Events Calendar
5/29/2013 News, Promoting Courses, Records Retention and Your Website, Update on Campus Events Calendar
2/13/2013 Google Analytics, Managing Research