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Should there be membership restrictions?

Currently this site is open to anyone including people working directly at colleges and universities, vendors, consultants, and anyone else…

Started by Mark GreenfieldLatest Reply

Should we add pages to this site

There is a hidden feature in Ning that allows you to add static html pages (It is still in Beta). Should we enable this feature? I think th…

Started by Mark GreenfieldLatest Reply

Forum Posts vs. Group Posts

As we think about how best to organize this site, one question will be the relationship between what goes in the forum and what goes into t…

Started by Mark GreenfieldLatest Reply

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Moving this site forward

My goal when we started this site 18 months ago was to create a community for higher education web professionals where we could build relat…

Started by Mark Greenfield

32 Feb 14, 2012
Reply by Michael McGlynn

Where Do We Go Next

UWEBD continues to grow at a steady pace.  This week we passed 3,300 members, and our growth continues at around 100 new members per month.…

Started by Mark Greenfield

1 Jul 7, 2010
Reply by Chris Wiegman

CUWEBD Has A New Owner

Or, it will have as soon as Ning finishes the procedure. Mark Greenfield has done the yeoman's work on making this Web version of UWEBD in…

Started by Terry Calhoun

4 Nov 23, 2009
Reply by Robin Smail

Ning Apps

Last week Ning officially launched a platform that gives users access to more than 90 embeddable applications and widgets. Here is the comp…

Started by Mark Greenfield

12 Sep 16, 2009
Reply by Jon Crannage

Status Updates on Ning

Ning's latest release includes providing Twitter-like status updates on profile pages. (See

Started by Mark Greenfield

6 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by almohaya

Moderating Requests for New Members

As our site has grown, we are seeing an increasing in inappropriate activity including new members joining with the sole purpose of solicit…

Started by Mark Greenfield

28 Jun 3, 2009
Reply by Mark Greenfield

Group "Latest Activity" Dates

I am curious about something related to the "Latest Activity" dates and times shown in the "Groups" area. Is there any way to identify what…

Started by Curtiss Grymala

0 May 14, 2009

The mug decision was an excellent choice

Because they also sent gummy bears! Yummy! Thanks for setting the mug thing up.

Started by K

20 Dec 29, 2008
Reply by Wendy Chun

IRC room

Let's set up an irc room, if for nothing more than trolling. Anyone know/care which network we use? for now, how about irc://irc.freenode.…

Started by Samuel Kallen

8 Nov 11, 2008
Reply by Bryan Jordin

Bring your uwebd mug to High Ed Web and win an ipod nano

For those of you who do not receive e-mail notifications from our site: Bring your uwebd mug to High Ed Web next week and use it during th…

Started by Mark Greenfield

3 Oct 3, 2008
Reply by Susan



Latest Activity

David Luhr posted a discussion

Digital Content Manager at Westminster College

Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT is looking for a talented Digital Content Manager. Join our Agile web team and manage content for our high-traffic website, which recently won Sitefinity's Website of the Year 2016 award.View the full job description and apply today: More
Jun 15
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Implementing a content governance plan, complete with workflows and approvals, is essential when building a digital strategy for your site. Register for our upcoming webcast with Stamats to learn best practices for content governance. "
Jun 15
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Web accessibility is an important aspect of any website. But where do you start when it comes to making your higher ed site accessible? Read on to see how easy it is to begin. "
Jun 14
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Using redirects on your site when change occurs can help with SEO. Find out more about how to handle reorganization and redirection in our latest blog post. "
Jun 1
Johnathan F Kelly is now a member of University Web Developers
Jun 1
Debbie joined Mark Greenfield's group


This group is for all those using WordPress as both a blogging platform and as a CMS
Jun 1
Debbie joined Mark Greenfield's group


This group is for all those interested in Web Accessibility.See More
Jun 1
Debbie joined Mark Greenfield's group
Jun 1
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Change is inevitable, and you want to make sure your content is still consistent after you reorganize your site. Check out the importance of using dependency tags in OU Campus to make sure both your site visitors and search engines can still find…"
May 25
Allison Howard is now a member of University Web Developers
May 19
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Planning a dream kitchen is like redesigning a website. It's easy to change the colors, but if the content doesn't provide what users need, your site visitors will not find value. So where do you start?"
May 12
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"When thinking about valuable content for your higher ed site, try testimonials and quotes to attract prospective students. Download the latest E-Expectations report today. "
May 11
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Check out more of these stats by downloading our latest E-Expectations Report today!"
May 4
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Your website’s voice helps drive your brand and deliver consistency across your site. In our latest blog post, Jim Heiney from Lock Haven University shows how to keep that consistency using OU Campus."
May 2
Fabio posted a discussion

Top 200 Universities in Facebook

Just a brief note to inform all University developers that we have just published a new ranking of the top 200 Universities in Facebook based on the number of likes (fans count) each Facebook page has. Visit the US listing of all Universities in Facebook and their fans count popularity please visit…See More
May 2
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"New blog post! Find out what prospective students are wanting to find on your website."
Apr 28
Kathy Nix posted a discussion

user levels

Is there anyway you can edit a user level?  We have level 8 users and want to add "Add to Dictionary" without opening every user and clicking on the Add to Dictionary box.See More
Apr 26
Doug Thompson posted a discussion

Solution for deluge of daily emails?

So way back in "the day" (eight or so years ago), our employee/student email inboxes were routinely deluged with 40+ individual email messages per day due to the "campus-wide" email lists being open for anyone here to send messages to.Enough people eventually decried the situation, so we came up with an email/website "publication" that was basically akin to a "daily digest email" of what were originally individual messages.This was highly successful and took a large part of the burden off of…See More
Apr 21
Andrew Soderberg replied to Mark Greenfield's discussion The UWEBD Social Network Will Live On
"Mark, Just a suggestion regarding a sustainable future for UWEBD (software platform). When I was at OmniUpdate we migrated from Ning to SocialEngine. SE has a Ning 2 import tool: The process was pretty smooth for…"
Apr 21
Christopher Snizik is now a member of University Web Developers
Apr 18

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