1. What is a team?

The 'Team' content type is a manually created group of staff profiles that can be used to represent departmental or organisational structure, or any staff grouping.

Before you create a team, make sure a Person profile exists for each team member. You can then manually add each profile to the Team page, which will display their name and a link to their profile.

If you want to create a page for a team working on a project, you may want to consider using a Project page.

See a team page

Use this content type to represent teams ranging from:

  • high-level organisational or executive to
  • small groups of staff.

The team content type shouldn't be used for:

  • creating a directory of contacts
  • grouping profiles by areas of research or study, use the Research profile page.
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2. How to create a team

Team pages can be created, edited and deleted by:

  • editors
  • site coordinators.

Once you log in to your website:

  1. Hover over the Drupal 'Content' menu and go to 'Add content' > 'Team'.
  2. Enter a team title and a description of the team.
  3. Click the 'Add members' button and then:
    • Enter a description of team members and their roles (optional).
    • Click in the 'Members' box and start typing a name. Select the team member's name from the list that appears.
    • Add another person by clicking the 'Add another item' button.
  4. From the side menu at the top of the page, select the team's appropriate 'Staff group'.
  5. Enter team's contact email, phone number and location.
  6. Tag the team with desired taxonomy terms.
  7. Click the 'Publish' button to save and publish the team page.

Multiple member groups can be added, each with their own description field to create smaller subsets within a larger team.

Ordering people within teams

To change the order of people in a team:

  1. Drag team members into a different order by using the four-point icon.
  2. Click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page to finish.
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3. Best practice

  • Regularly update and review team pages.
  • Manually delete profiles from the team page when someone leaves UQ or your department.
  • Add generic team contact details to the team profile and a short description of what the team does.
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5. Fields

Fill in all required fields and as many optional fields as possible to provide the best user experience.

Field name

Required field?

Notes

Title

Yes

Page title and H1 of the team page.

Description

No

Displays a short description of the team's role and purpose.

Members

No

Defines multiple groups of people within a team.

Members > Description

No

Displays a description of team members and their roles.

Members > Members

No

References the 'Person' profile for a team member and links to their profile from the team page. You can reorder members by clicking and dragging the four-point icon next to the profile.

Staff group

No

Categorises the team to allow for sorting and filtering on listing pages (for example, the Staff Directory).

Email

No

Displays a general contact email for the team.

Phone

No

Displays a general team phone number for the team.

Location

No

Displays the physical location of the team.

Tags

No

Allows the page to be tagged with taxonomy terms.

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