Empowering Departments to Deliver Great Content

The Department Web Framework is a free service provided by the UW College of Arts & Sciences Marketing & Communications team. We design, build, and host websites for the College's departments, so they can focus on their content and communication strategies.

There are currently 28 departments using the framework service. It is available to academic departments in all four divisions: Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.  If your department is interested in joining, contact Shane Fricks.

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  • Self-Help

    We've got lots of tutorials and background information in our documentation and help section.

  • Mailing List

    For notices of system downtime, upgrades, new features, and workshops, join the asweb-users mailing list.

  • Web Services

    Not all units are eligible for the framework. Learn more about Arts & Sciences web services at the College's Marketing site.

Web Analytics at Next Department Web Framework Users Meeting (April 18)

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on April 7, 2017 - 11:42am

Our next Department Web Framework users group will be Tuesday, April 18, from 1:00-2:00pm in CMU 202 (Simpson Center conference room).

The topic will be web analytics. We’ll give you a tour of the Google Analytics interface, talk about how you can use this information to improve your sites, and share some insights gleaned from looking at the data from all departments in the framework. Bring a laptop and you can follow along and explore your own unit’s reports.

New Feature: Canvas Syllabus Descriptions

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on October 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

A few weeks ago, the Arts & Sciences web team announced that we would be integrating department websites with the Canvas Learning Management System so that the Canvas Syllabus Descriptions would show on the websites' course detail pages. This feature went live today, so users will notice the longer descriptions being included on those pages when they are available. The old custom description still appears as "Additional Details."

Next Department Web Framework users meeting: focus on courses

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on October 7, 2016 - 9:25am

Our fall quarter Department Web Framework users group will be Tuesday, October 25, from 2:00-3:00pm in CMU 202 (Simpson Center conference room).

This quarter’s topic will be courses:

  • Lessons learned from interviews and usability tests with students
  • Recent changes to course features on Department Web Framework sites
  • How to manage your department’s course descriptions through Canvas
  • Other questions and concerns regarding managing course information or advertising courses

Hope you can join us!