For the start of 2016 we’ve just released a brand new wordress theme called “Southampton University Theme 2016” for those members of staff who wish to deliver innovative module content using wordpress.
Key points about this new theme:
It has the look and feel of the new University brand
Its fully mobile responsive
Content can be grouped into topics lectures and slides
Lectures have the following options:
All media and videos are automatically collated and displayed in a references appendix
To enable this new theme go to your dashboard > Appearance > Themes and enable “Southampton University Theme 2016”.
If you’d like help using the theme or anything else get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve recently updated some of our plugins, including the “Ultimate Tiny MCE” that was used on approx 30 sites. This recent update added some unwanted messages / functionality and so we have deactivated that plugin and instead installed the ‘Tiny MCE Advanced’ plugin which does the same job but better.
Thereforem if you previously had the Ultimate Teiny MCE plugin please activate the new one (Tiny MCE Advanced) to restore that functionality.
Please note that eFolio may be unavailable at times between 8am – 9am on Weds 17th September while we upgrade the system.
We are implementing several new features, as well as upgrading the wordpress element to v 4.0. If you have any questions or concerns please email email@example.com
A full list of features is described below
1. WordPress upgrade to v 4.o.
For more information on this watch the video!
2. LinkedIn Integration
You can now integrate your linkedin profile with your eFolio profile. This allows you to display your LinkedIn CV / profile in your wordpress ePortfolio, or request feedback from your personal tutor about your CV.
3. Graduation Pack
This new feature aimed at graduating students allows them to create a personalised PDF download that highlights all their accomplishments during their time at the University.
You can choose from a selection of styles, embed your LinkedIn CV, list your modules and grades, assignments, skills and competencies and other achievements.
4. Other tweaks / changes
For staff, if you are using the skills and competencies application for skills audit, you can now choose to hide the ‘percent complete’ graph from students, as this is not applicable in this situation
We’ve implemented a new PGCE wordpress theme aimed at PGCE students. This includes targets and action plans and weekly reviews. Only use this if you are enrolled on a PGCE course!
If you’d like more information on any of these changes / new features please get in touch.
We have streamlined the alumni process and incorporated a ‘Graduation Pack’. This allows students to create a personalised PDF of their time at Southampton, including a list of all modules they took, grades achieved, assignments, their LinkedIn profile and lots more.
For more information on any of the new features mentioned above please contact Alex Furr