A new central listing of research seminars has been created: www.imperial.ac.uk/researchseminars
It is hoped that having a central listing should increase awareness of these talks, and promote them more widely to staff and students across departments.
You can include your seminar in the central listing by ticking the new Research Seminar checkbox which has been added to the edit event screen. Your seminar will automatically be pulled into central listing.
How do I add my seminar to the central list?
The central listing is managed by the Graduate School who are able to manually pull in relevant events.
Type of events to be included in the central list.
Any research seminar or lecture (whether given by an internal or external speaker) that the organiser is happy for people from outside the department/group, but internal to the College, to attend.
Teaching seminars/lectures, social events and events restricted to a particular group should not be included.
A note to all College web editors:
With just a couple of weeks to go before the first Imperial Festival you might like to let your web audience know what is going on by putting a web advert for the Festival on your webpages.
The adverts sits in the righthand navigation column on your page. There is an example of the advert on the visit imperial page.
You can choose from two different adverts: (more…)
If you came along to the November Web Forum you will have seen a demo of the enhancements to the image crop tool. The new tool will be released on Friday 2 December so you can start using it straight away.
The new stuff
One of the major new improvements to the crop tool is that is context sensitive: The crop tool will only offer the image styles available for the area of the page that your are in. For example, if you are in the right-grey navigation column you will be offered the option of an image size and position specific to that are of the web page. Other enhancements are the addition of a new menu showing visual examples for each option and the ability to add captions without needing to edit in html.
There have been lots of new improvements made to the media player – the way in which videos look in web pages has been tweaked and the functionality enhanced.
Here’s a list of the things that are either new or improved:
- A ‘skip intro’ button has been added allowing you to skip over the Imperial intro bumper.
- An on-screen ‘share’ button allows you to easily share the video you’ve been watching through different social media such as Twitter, Facebook, delicious, digg and StumbleUpon.
- It is now easier to embed multiple videos on a single page without the need to customise the embed code.
- The player will display videos which have the same tags. The ‘Show related links’ area displays this content inside the video container with a new slick slide-y interface.
- The embed code is shorter and more simplified with an option to choose ‘standard’ or ‘widescreen’ format. This has replaced the old ‘choose a tag’ option. The tags are now included in the embed code.
- Viewers can now choose to watch the video in full screen view.
One of the main improvements, which you won’t notice whilst watching a video, is technical:
The player (which is now a hybrid HTML5/flash player) will auto-detect and preferentially use HTML5 over flash if it exists, and as a whole it’s more stable.
Thank you to those of you who attended the first Web Forum last week. It was standing room only in the lecture theatre with over 120 attendees from across the College.
The session was led by Pamela Agar, Digital Media Manager who took a look at how the College is using social media to communicate with its multiple audiences.
If you attended this session, please tell us what you thought by completing a short survey – your answers will really help us ensure we provide the information and support you need.