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New aalto.fi

New aalto.fi

The project for renewing aalto.fi was kick-started at the end of 2017 with moving all aalto.fi site content and integrating Inside to the new content management system. The aim of the project is to create a digital extension of our campus – a communications platform – which provides an easy starting point for everyone’s day. Finding information and sharing it, performing tasks, as well as finding people, is made as easy as can be. The project is part of Aalto University's digitalisation project and spans over four years.

On this page, you can find news and blog posts about the project as well as instructions on how to make most out of aalto.fi. Please note, that some content, such as internal news, is only visible for logged-in users.

Aalto.fi is currently the beta version of the site, which means that it's being constantly improved. If you have any feedback regarding the new site, please send it to [email protected]. Thank you in advance for your help! 

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Aalto.fi blog

The blog, dedicated to the new aalto.fi, offers information about the development process and updates of the newest features and functions added to the site. Follow the blog and keep abreast of the latest developments!

Otaniemi campus art. Photo by Aalto University, Julia Weckman
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Connecting your content with a single liftup

Liftups are the core of aalto.fi structure. With them, you can connect content and visualize your page. Read more on how to use single liftup component in a creative way!
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Launching the new aalto.fi

The new, renewed aalto.fi has been launched in stages starting in the beginning of October. The launch process begins with publishing one of the main hubs, Study at Aalto, which has not been visible on the new site before now.
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Siteimprove helps you polish the content

Siteimprove is a tool that helps the editors in improving the quality of the content. It automatically scans the pages, and seeks for improvements, such as broken links and misspellings.
Harald Herlin Learning Centre, a view from the second floor to downstairs reading area. Photo by Aalto University / Tuomas Uusheimo
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Updates on the demo

The demo version of the new aalto.fi is now public for everyone to see and browse. Some big updates have taken place during the past weeks, and the development of the site continues towards the final version due later this year.

Components: how to create content?

Here you can find the components that can be used on aalto.fi and what they are meant for.

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Aalto.fi tutorial videos and guidelines

In addition to the Drupal components, you have aalto.fi tutorial videos to guide you in easy steps on how to create your content.

Also, see all Drupal guidelines for further assistance in creating your content.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – new site structure

This tutorial video, together with other ones to follow in the near future, will help you get to know the new platform – aalto.fi – and its features.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – build an Event page

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

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Aalto.fi tutorial – create an article page

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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Aalto.fi tutorial – liftups

We introduce a new component – liftup – that links one page to another. This tutorial explains how to do that, and automatically feed content by using the liftup component.

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Aalto.fi tutorial – content tagging

To help the end users find interesting content, Content tags are used to this end. With tags, users can search and filter content and discover new things.

Uniterms – online glossary used at Aalto

What are the schools and departments called again in Fin, Swe and Eng? How about Harald Herlin Learning Centre or Undergraduate Centre? Uniterms has the answers for you. It is an online glossary used especially at Aalto University.

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