Start with a Pilot

5 Easy Steps to Piloting OpenScholar

OpenScholar provides your school with a quick and cost-effective way to create academic-focused websites,  meet faculty needs and support strategic initiatives. Adopting OpenScholar campus wide or beginning with a pilot is easy, and with this 5 step implementation process it takes 30-45 days.

5 steps

Bringing an OpenScholar pilot to your campus:

  1. Contact OpenScholar
  2. Identify an internal evaluator
  3. Select a pilot Department 
  4. Work with us to create OpenScholar websites for your pilot group
  5. Get ready for roll-out

Contact OpenScholar

Contact OpenScholar

Get in touch with us. Together, we can determine if OpenScholar fits your needs.  Contact us via email today!

Identify an internal champion

Identify an internal evaluator

Excellent internal evaluators at a college or university are usually from one of these roles:

  • Faculty Department Stakeholder/a Dean or Vice Provost for Faculty
  • IT/Web Group - provide technical information & help create process for pre and post-adoption of the OpenScholar platform
  • Marketing/Communications - provide guidance on university branding, critical input for developing themes post-pilot
Select a pilot department

Select a pilot Department

Starting with a small group or department to pilot OpenScholar allows users and the key stakeholders to become familiarized with OpenScholar; it creates a collection of sites to showcase to larger audiences.

Work with us to create OpenScholar websites for your pilot group

Work with us to create OpenScholar websites for your pilot group

For the Pilot, we help build the first OpenScholar websites at your college or university. During this stage, we'll train any staff you identify on using and creating OpenScholar websites. 

Let us train your staff on editing and maintaining your OpenScholar websites

Get ready for roll-out

The last step is to enable and prepare you for a school-wide roll-out. It is important to establish where further training and support is needed to close the skills gap.

See also: OpenScholar