Website development

Also appears as Acquia and Departmental and institutional websites

What is Acquia?

Acquia is a HIPAA-compliant third-party enterprise platform for building and hosting websites. The new system will provide out-of-the-box features to build sites based on the Drupal 8 software.

Access type:

  • Opt-In
  • Self-Service
  • Fully subsidized

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Acquia migration timelines and minimum viable product (MVP)

In collaboration with UCLA Health Marketing, UCLA Health IT is working to re-instate a Web Advisory Group that will help with migration timelines based on institutional priorities. Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available. 

Additionally, this website was launched as a minimum viable product (MVP) to provide the Health Sciences with a minimum set of features and templates. A product road map will be developed in collaboration with the re-instated Web Advisory Group. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Acquia knowledge base

Although access to the platform isn't available for sites beyond UCLA Health IT, our team is currently developing an Acquia knowledge base for new users. This information is modeled after the UC Davis SiteFarm knowledge base, but reflects the new and evolving UCLA Health Acquia platform.

Our team plans to continue adding new and modifying existing information as the platform continues to grow iteratively and we prepare to launch across the Health Sciences. As such, please note that this is a work in progress and we welcome your feedback for improvement.

What features will it offer?

  • Robust configurations and options
  • Easy-to-use interface for creating content
  • Pre-configured templates for basic pages, articles/blogs, people profiles, events, and images galleries. 
  • Direct control for site managers to modify user accounts

View our initial Acquia knowledge base to learn more. Our team plans to continue adding new and modifying existing information as the platform grows iteratively and we prepare to launch across the Health Sciences.

What will it look like?

This website was launched as a minimum viable product (MVP) to provide the Health Sciences with a minimum set of features and templates. A product road map will be developed in collaboration with the re-instated Web Advisory Group.

The following sister institutions have implemented the Acquia/Drupal service offering. We're excited to follow and learn from their implementations:

Our designs will look different and follow UCLA's Brand Guidelines, but these examples help showcase the new system's potential.

To see what the back-end will look like, we encourage you to view our initial Acquia knowledge base and view the For Everyone section.

Administration Team

Communicating, planning, and facilitating 

With an eye on maximizing benefit to our community, we find and deliver new technologies and process improvements.  

We communicate with staff and users, keeping everyone informed and empowered. We create and maintain websites that connect audiences with services and support offerings.  

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When will it be ready?

UCLA Health IT is collaborating with UCLA Health Marketing to re-instate a Web Advisory Group that will help with migration timelines based on institutional priorities.

This website was launched as a minimum viable product (MVP)/proof-of-concept to provide the Health Sciences with a minimal set of features and web templates in Acquia. A product road map will be developed in collaboration with the re-instated Web Advisory Group.

Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

 

How can I prep for the new system?

 

Think of it as a physical move

We understand that some of the departments DGIT supports are eager to use the new system. While we build the platform and work with the Web Advisory Group to create migration timelines, we encourage you to:

Review existing content: think of it as a move from house to house. When you are preparing to move, you consolidate and start to pack boxes early, and the same goes for your site. There are general housekeeping items you can start now.

  • What content is out-of-date?
  • Are there areas where you can consolidate?
  • What will be most useful for the users of your site?

Think through your goals for the site: there are a few questions you can ask yourself, and your team, to help clarify the underlying reasons for an updated website.

Sit with your team and discuss our website intake questions →

Do I have to pay to use the new platform (Acquia)?

 

DGIT is working with stakeholders across the UCLA Health Sciences schools to develop a pricing model that accommodates a range of needs and budgets. 

When may I start using the new platform?

 

With support from a re-instated Web Governance Group, the project team will provide timelines based on migration strategies and leadership priorities.

How will I learn how to use the new platform?

 

All teams will have access to a suite of UCLA HS branded educational materials comparable to guides and tutorials currently available on the UC Davis Site Farm website.

Which sites can move into the new platform?

 

The project team is working with stakeholders to identify which sites will migrate first based on leadership and institutional priorities.