Oxford Mosaic, the new website platform from IT Services, launches as a fully supported service on 14 June. It provides an easy way to create a professional quality site without any technical knowledge, and website hosting and security are included in the service.
The platform has been available in a public preview phase since July 2016 and you can see examples of websites built on Mosaic at http://oxfordmosaic.web.ox.ac.uk/.
The service is now generally available across the University, allowing research groups, departments, colleges, service units, academics, student societies or cross-institution partnerships to communicate their work or activities with a wider community.
The new platform is aimed at people with little or no content management experience, allowing them to focus on knowledge and content sharing rather than technology. A choice of configurable designs ensures that websites look professional, can meet accessibility standards, and are fully responsive to mobile devices.
Set-up costs are free for all users, and there is a sliding scale of charging levels. The smallest microsites, for small units such as research teams, are available at no cost. Larger, more complex sites can also be built on this platform, which continues to evolve and grow to meet the needs of larger users.
An interactive demo will be held each term: please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Training courses for new users wishing to use the service will be available in July.