The UC system has recently entered into an agreement with Siteimprove to provide quality assurance monitoring for websites across UC locations. Some of the monitoring and reporting features offered by Siteimprove include:
- Link checking
- Spell checking
This service is funded entirely through UCOP and is offered at no charge at the campus or unit level.
Siteimprove crawls your website every five days, analyzing your content to identify Quality Assurance issues, ensure Accessibility compliance, and enhance visibility with improved SEO.
When you log on to Siteimprove, the effectiveness of your website is displayed in an easy-to-use dashboard, with a Digital Certainty Index™ that turns complex website measures into one simple score.
With just a few clicks, you'll be able to view errors, mistakes, and areas for improvement, with guidance on how to fix the issues spelled out in plain English.
As you resolve issues, you can re-crawl pages of your site and watch your scores improve.
If you would like the DCP to scan your website for accessibility:
- If the individuals you want to have access to the Siteimprove instance does not have a UCLA logon ID have them create a UCLA account. When asked “Do you have a 9 digit UCLA ID Number (UID)?”- they should click the answer “I DO NOT HAVE…”
- Everyone who needs access to the Siteimprove dashboard needs to then log into the UCOP Siteimprove instance using the UCLA logon ID to activate the account (the dashboard will be empty at the time).
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the URL of the site you want scanned and the names of the individuals you want given access (only possible if their accounts are activated - see step 2).
- Siteimprove will do an initial crawl and it will be available approximately 5 days after being inputted by our team. We will email you back when we successfully input, but will not notify you when the crawl is finished, please check back on Siteimprove regularly for those results.
How Do I...?
Siteimprove has an incredibly comprehensive Help Center, so please consult their documentation if you have usability questions.
IT Help Desk support will be limited to technical questions where administrator assistance may be required (such as initiating/revoking user access and requesting sites to be added or removed).
But don't worry! If we can't help you directly, there's enhanced support available through Siteimprove and we'll ensure your issue is handled.
Contact us and we'll take it from there! Please provide as much detail as possible.