In order to allow for more future proof, increase flexibility and to potentially enable a wider college-based development community to contribute to the development of the University website, the University Website Governance Group has given the go ahead to replace the current CMS. After an initial desktop exercise and a proof of concept project to determine the suitability of Drupal as a CMS, a business analysis project was completed in the first half of 2013 to gather the requirements for the new CMS. The new service will be called EdWeb.

A parallel project, UWP010 Content Migration to EdWeb, is developing the code for migrating content from the current system to the new CMS called EdWeb. The two projects are closely linked, with UWP010 dependent on this project's timescales not slipping. The migration project utilises the code released from this project as soon as it is available in order to ensure that the migration plan is fulfilled.

The Project also has a Wiki space UoE Drupal Distribution Wiki where for example development iterations and communications are documented. 

Project Board and stakeholder list.

The project has now released three EdWeb clients and migration to the new system started in late 2014. One of the first sites to be migrated was the UWP, a screenshot of the first migrated site is below:


Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
December 2016 BLUE 1,738.0 days 1,750.0 days 1.0

Project Info

New University-wide Web CMS
Z. ISG - University Website (UWP) (Closed)
Project Manager
Tim Gray
Project Sponsor
Dawn Ellis
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