Aalto ARTS Handbook

Communication guidelines

Communication guidelines and ready-made templates. Update instructions for the aalto.fi website, the Drupal content management system. If you need editor rights, please contact the ARTS Communications Unit, [email protected]

COMMUNICATIONS CLINICS/ Communications Open Doors, room P304
Come for help or say hello on the last Thursday of the month from 14.30-15.00.

Guidelines and templates

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Create your own website

What options do you have if you want to build a webpage or website?

Henkilöstö viestintäkoulutuksessa / Kuvaaja Aalto-yliopisto, Unto Rautio

Communications training

Training is offered widely in themes such as content production and situations requiring interaction skills, for example presentation and facilitation skills as well as digital media skills.


Brand Library, material bank, logos

Links to our Brand Library, material bank and university logos.

Kuvituskuva näppäimistöstä. Kuvittaja: Ida-Maria Wikström.

General writing guidelines for articles in English

How to write and edit English-language press releases and news.

Kuvituskuvassa kaksi puhelinta, joiden näytöillä kasvot. Kuvitus: Taru Happonen.

Guidelines for writing a Q&A article

Learn how to write a must-read interview with Aalto personnel.

Kuvituskuva, jossa kaksi henkilöä "heittää ylävitoset". Kuvitus: Vesa-Matti Juutilainen.

Instructions for writing news on cooperation

Utilise tips and write an interesting story about a new agreement or donation


ARTS Theses' instructions for doctoral students

ARTS Theses assists the doctoral students of School of Arts, Design and Architecture in doctoral thesis book production.


Help for using Drupal (aalto.fi)

Workday Learning sovellus käytössä. Kuvaaja / Unto Rautio

Need help with your Drupal content?

There is an abundance of resources available to web editors at aalto.fi. Learn about online resources, trainings and meetups that will help you create great content.

Drupal: Aalto.fi website
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Video tutorials: aalto.fi

Aalto.fi tutorials on one page. Learn, e.g. how to create an article, event, how to utilise tagging, and what are liftups.

Harald Herlin Learning Centre, a view from the second floor to downstairs reading area. Photo by Aalto University / Tuomas Uusheimo

FAQ on aalto.fi and Drupal

Find answers to some commonly asked questions regarding aalto.fi and its content management system Drupal.

Drupal: Aalto.fi website
Illustration that shows how aalto.fi is built on independent hubs and pages and doesn't have a hierarchy.

Beginner's guide to Drupal

This guide is a portal to instructional content for new editors at aalto.fi.


All Drupal instructions

This page compiles all Drupal instructions. Drupal is the content management system of the aalto.fi website.

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Best practices for Drupal beginners

New at Drupal and having trouble designing a good-looking page? Look no further! Here are some best practices for creating content at aalto.fi.

Learning Environments Research Group, a few cardboard rectangles with different-colour circles and squares glued on them.

Research group: how to create?

Instructions on how to create a new research group page and add research output.


Text components for aalto.fi

There are a few different ways to display actual text at aalto.fi. Learn the difference between a quote and a highlight.

title graphic - how to create an article page

How to create and edit an article page at aalto.fi

An article page can be used to present any type of information or content. The topic can be, for example, collaboration options, a certain research area or architecture in Otaniemi. Here's how to do that.

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News: publish on aalto.fi

Easy steps on how to create a news article on aalto.fi.

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How to create an event at aalto.fi

Event pages offer a set of functionalities to help you address all the necessary information to users.


Image and media components for aalto.fi

There are several ways to display images and media at aalto.fi. Learn more about the media slider, gallery and video component.

An Aalto pen lying on the page of a study book, students working in the background / photo by Aalto University, Aino Huovio

Translations: all language versions in one place

Instructions on how to translate your content.

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