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Avoiding underutilized blogs
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Iberri Jan 14, 2010.

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Eric Iberri replied to Bryan's discussion Avoiding underutilized blogs
"The writing student inside me wants to say, "Blogs for all!" The instructional technology support person inside me wants to say, "Make them sign an agreement!" So, how to navigate this disparity? I think an agreement is a…"
Jan 14, 2010
Charlie Triplett replied to Bryan's discussion Avoiding underutilized blogs
"I learned this lesson too: It's not just about setting expectations up front— it's about setting draconian rules up front and making the reward so sweet and easily attainable that they do it. I had blogs set up for our student…"
Jan 14, 2010
Zac Vineyard replied to Bryan's discussion Avoiding underutilized blogs
"Hi Bryan, I am running into the same problem. Our web team gets numerous requests for blogs but some of them fall apart, usually withing a short time-frame. Part of what I'm doing to help this situation is trying to define, with our Marketing…"
Jan 13, 2010
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Avoiding underutilized blogs

We get many requests to set up blogs for various departments. In our initial meeting, I explain to the requesters that they alone will be in charge of creating and maintaining content and they all promise me that they have the time and staff to maintain the site.Approximately 40% of the blogs that we create go unused or are severely underutilized, which looks awful for our institution and incenses me for the time and trouble my department went through to create the site and train the users.My…See More
Jan 13, 2010
Bryan replied to Michael Plyler's discussion What does Academic Freedom allow?
"If they are personal pages for the faculty and not meant to be a formal channel of communication between the faculty and their external audiences, I would give them the freedom to do whatever they want. If the pages are tools of the university,…"
Aug 19, 2009
Bryan replied to Lisa Brennecke's discussion University taking a stance on a political issue on facebook
"If it is an official communique from your school, I would have some serious discussions with the marketing staff about this. I agree with Ann, though. Stay away from mixing your politics with your official communications."
Jun 11, 2009
Bryan Zera replied to Bryan's discussion Best practices when using GA with many users in the group Google Analytics Users
"UPDATE: I can no longer recommend this strategy for parsing out traffic based on path. Here's why. Advanced segments operate on data at the visit level, while filters operate on data at the pageview level. This means you cannot effectively…"
May 18, 2009
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Best practices when using GA with many users

We use GA for reporting our statistics. Recently, our authorship has become very interested in getting their statistical information for the sites they oversee.Normally, if someone wants access to the GA for their sub-site, we create a profile for them and grant them access. With as many demands as we are having for GA access, I'd like to set up a less hands-on way for our users to be able to get the stats for their site.Currently, we have quite the mishmash of site profiles and a convoluted…See More
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May 11, 2009
Bryan replied to Aaron Green's discussion Who controls your web site?
"We have a three-person web services team that supports the departmental webmasters with handling rich media, custom programming, and all other advanced webmastering topics. Most of our departments have one assigned person to manage web content in…"
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"Columbia uses Lightbox to do image galleries. We combined it with Gallery and a custom script to allow Lightbox embeds within our CMS. See it in action."
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