MyAthens new features and future directions

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MyAthens new features and future directions

  1. 1. MyAthens: New Features and Future Directions <ul><ul><li>Sarah Quintin – Software Engineer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is MyAthens? </li></ul><ul><li>New functionality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New panels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced panel configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is MyAthens? <ul><li>User portal for Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Central point of access to a user’s resources </li></ul><ul><li>Customisable homepage with panels </li></ul><ul><li>Users can update some account details </li></ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Help section </li></ul>
  4. 4. Customised Search Panels <ul><li>Enable your users to query existing search engines from MyAthens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create search panels in the Admin area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add advanced features such as drop-down lists and hidden fields </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Web Content Panel <ul><li>Create panels with the content of your choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the WYSIWYG editor for simple content ( text, lists, logos or links ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or the HTML editor for more advanced features (forms etc…) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Del.icio.us panel <ul><li>What is Del.icio.us? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmaking service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can store, share and discover web bookmarks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can tag bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How is it relevant to MyAthens? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators and their users can bookmark non-Athens resources and use the existing Del.icio.us panel to display them in MyAthens </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Del.icio.us panel <ul><li>So, what's new? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can now filter their own bookmarks by tag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simply supply their (or their Organisation's) Del.icio.us username and choose the relevant tag from the drop-down list </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Additional Resources <ul><li>New functionality allows administrators to add and allocate additional non-Athens protected resources </li></ul><ul><li>These will then be merged with existing Athens protected resources in MyAthens </li></ul><ul><li>Users can flag additional resources as favourites from the MyAthens resources page </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adding Additional Resources <ul><li>Additional resources added via the admin interface. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>URL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Assigning your Additional Resources <ul><li>Additional resources can be allocated to permission sets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify permission set page displays Athens resources and additional resources side-by-side </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New resources are merged with existing Athens protected resources in MyAthens </li></ul>
  11. 11. Restricting users' panels <ul><li>New functionality in the Administrator's Interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restrict panels available from MyAthens panel chooser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define which panels are shown to users on first login </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. MyAthens Branding <ul><li>Addition of organisations' logos to MyAthens </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators can upload an image via the Panel Options page in the Admin area </li></ul>
  13. 13. Future directions <ul><li>Pre-populated Delicious panel </li></ul><ul><li>Notification section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announce new panels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisation news </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most importantly we value your feedback, comments and suggestions! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Over to you… <ul><li>Any questions, comments or suggestions? </li></ul>

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