Web Services

The Web Services team is responsible for the management of the Charles Darwin University website and provides a range of services for University staff to encourage a consistent standard of publishing across the broader website.

If you want to request changes or update content on the CDU website, please email us at webservices@cdu.edu.au

We have staff with skills and experience in:

  • Web development and management
  • Usability and accessibility
  • Information architecture
  • Content creation and management
  • Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)

Our role

The Web Services team roles include:

  • CMS training for content editors
  • CMS management and implementation
  • managing and maintaining the University website
  • determining the design, structure and navigation of the website
  • creating web publishing guidelines and tools to support quality web publishing
  • providing leadership and contributing to web development activity
  • domain name approvals

The CDU Website Standards and Guidelines and Privacy Guidelines for CDU Websites are downloadable from the Information Governance webpage on the Governance website.

View the legislation standards for the web.

Apply to become a web editor

The University's faculties, schools, divisions and departments all have information on the CDU website, which should be checked regularly to ensure it is current, relevant and correct.

The updating of web content is either managed by the Marketing and Planning Web Services Team or by an assigned content editor within your faculty, school, division or department.

The University uses the content management system of Drupal (version 7.0), to facilitate its websites.
Permission to maintain a site must be sought, in the first instance, by your supervisor.

Please note: All requests for access must be submitted through eCentre.

Follow the steps through eCentre:

1. Log into eCentre with your CDU staff login details.

2. Select 'Make a request' from the left-hand side menu.

3. Select the 'CDU Web - Request edit access to CDU web page'.

4. List the URLs in the 'Request Access' field you need to access.

5. Select the 'Submit (Workflow)' button.

Once the application has been submitted, it will be sent to your supervisor to be approved and then forwarded to Web Services to be actioned.

Training

The Web Team provides:

  • one face-to-face training session (at your desk) in how to use Drupal
  • ongoing support via webservices@cdu.edu.au to assist you with web design and content issues.

Templates

If you are creating a staff profile page, you can refer to the staff profile template as a resource.

Applying for a new Domain or Sub-domain name

The Marketing and Planning Web Services Team assign domain and sub-domain names for CDU. If your department requires one, please fill in the application form and forward it to the Web Services team.

Please note: Applications will not be processed automatically. Each request will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

All requests must be submitted through eCentre.

Follow the steps through eCentre

1. Log into eCentre with your CDU staff login details.

2. Select 'Make a request' from the left-hand side menu.

3. Select the 'CDU Web - Request a CDU domain'.

4. In the 'Request a Domain' box, type the domain name you require and the reason for the domain.

5. Select the 'Submit (Workflow)' button.

Once the application has been submitted, it will be forwarded to Web Services for approval. Once this has been completed, the request will be sent to ITMS to action.

Contact
E: webservices@cdu.edu.au

Please note:Approval for a domain or sub-domain name is granted on a case-by-case basis.

Contacts

Sally JonesLing Yu
Web ManagerWeb Developer
T: 08 8946 6382T: 08 8946 6507
F: 08 8946 7188F: 08 8946 7188
E: sally.jones@cdu.edu.auE: ling.yu@cdu.edu.au
Irawan IrawanDaniel Mckey
Digital Content ProducerDigital Content Producer
T: 08 8946 6019T: 08 8946 6080
F: 08 8946 7188F: 08 8946 7188
E: irawan.irawan@cdu.edu.auE: daniel.mckey@cdu.edu.au