From Webforms to MS Forms: A Practical Guide for WMS Migration

15 Nov 2023

During the recent Web Services 2023 mid-year community event, an important announcement was made regarding the need to rebuild all webforms in the latest version of WMS. Unfortunately, there is no...

Mapping the digital journey of our current students

1 Nov 2023

A digital journey map is a visualization of the steps web audience members take to accomplish a goal, such as registering for university or applying for a job. Three key journey maps have been...

Watch your language! Use plain language to create better websites

13 Jan 2023

McGill's websites must be accessible to all audiences. Our provincial government has made this a requirement. It's also simply the right thing to do....

What's in a name? The good, the bad and the ugly of choosing a non-standard McGill URL

31 Oct 2022

Domains are an important part of our online brand. When people navigate to a McGill URL, they believe they've reached an official McGill website that meets our standards and policies....

New Web Services course: WS 106 : Web Accessibility

7 Feb 2022

On July 17, 2018, the Gouvernement du Québec released a new web accessibility standard, the Standard sur l'accessibilité des sites Web (SGQRI 008 2.0), replacing the 2011 standards: SGQRI 008-01,...

Website accessibility in Quebec – Legal requirements at a glance

21 Jun 2021

McGill University follows the Standard sur l'accessibilité des sites Web (SGQRI 008 2.0) to make its websites accessible to all Internet users.

Webforms, Microsoft Forms and Data Collection on the WMS

21 Jun 2021

Online forms are convenient for students and administrators and an important sustainability strategy in the effort to reduce the amount of paper used at McGill. From online concerts and event...

Free refreshers!

7 Jan 2021

Starting now, web content creators will need to take refresher modules for WS-100 Writing for the Web and WS-101 McGill Digital Standards every 2 years....

Web accessibility made simple: WCAG 2.0 AA explained, part 3

17 Dec 2020

Guideline 1.3: Adaptable Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure  


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