We are in the process of reviewing various mass email services (services hosted in the cloud). Has anyone done this recently and prepared either an RFP or requirements document you would be willing to share?Some of our initial requirements are listed below.Agency model where we can serve as administrator to multiple, separate department accounts housed under the same agency/institutional account (each account would have their own separate login and billing)Only approved email templates can be…See More
"Our institution uses Raiser's Edge CommunitySpark for this. I don't have direct involvement with that system, but at first glance but I don't think it offers the level of customization you are looking for.
I believe there are a lot of…"
My institution is exploring the idea of implementing a new online giving form. Do you have any suggestions based on the requirements listed below. Ideally we'd like to find a service to work with that offers a turn-key system, but aren't opposed to the idea of working with a vendor to develop a custom solution.Thanks,DougREQUIREMENTSPCI compliantMobile optimized – works equally well across desktop, tablet, and mobile devicesMultiple Giving Forms - ability to do more than one online giving form…See More
My institution is moving from a very decentralized Web presence where little is reviewed before it is published to the public website to instituting a centralized review of most content before it is published to our live site.My institution is a small (approximately 2,000 students) and we've ramped up staff to support a centralized workflow review model and to assist academic and administrative departments with content writing, site updates, etc.A couple of us come from previous institutions…See More
The Web Producer and Editor provides content writing and editorial support for the Davidson College website and digital initiatives. She or he creates original content for academic and administrative websites and works closely with departments to produce and edit Web copy, profiles, and online stories for multiple audiences, including prospective and current students, alumni, and parents.This is a new position providing content support for the redesigned Davidson website. Project details are…See More
We just went through that process and found nothing that will do everything Siteimprove does. We found packages that do one or two of the things, but none that is a comprehensive as Siteimprove. We've been using it a few months and my…"
Can anyone recommend some alternative services to SiteImprove, that carry a less expensive price point, and that will regularly crawl webpages for the issues listed below and provide detailed reports?SEO - missing meta descriptions, keywords, etc.accessibility - alt tags, accessible attachments (e.g., PDFs), etc.broken links and pagesspellingoptimized image sizeI'm ideally looking for an online-based service, but would consider something that is installed on a Windows server or desktop. Prefer…See More
The Higher Education Web Professionals Association Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association, working to create and manage policy, coordinate business issues, and manage the growth and prosperity of HighEdWeb. The Board meets monthly to discuss updates and issues, and works to lead various Association initiatives year-round.There are several open Director spots, due to growth and natural term expiration, and so HighEdWeb is now inviting nominations. Nominations (of yourself or…See More
Job SummaryThe Web Designer position works closely with various college departments to create and maintain a college website that is marketing focused and content driven. This individual is a talented and creative graphic designer with strong background in designing modern and innovative web pages. The ability to implement the designs into working web pages using front-end development skills in HTML5 and CSS3 is key.Essential FunctionsDesign visually-appealing, innovative web pages and graphics…See More
"More than anything I would suggest focusing on workflow and how you can manage the process similar to that of the offline pdf creation process. So might want to do a proof of concept with wordpress to see if you can pull it off and then also looked…"
So, the "powers that be" here are looking into various catalog systems...for next year.In the meantime, we're now working on our (hopefully last) old-school InDesign/PDF catalog, and I got to thinking...maybe it would be a good thing to do some sort of web-based static page (to keep it simple, for now) catalog this time around, to make the transition next year to whatever catalog system the "powers that be" decide upon an easier one.We have a Wordpress instance and then we have our regular…See More
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We are hosting a large conference in 2016 and looking for a simple mobile app to use, we don't have time to build one in house. Just something with venue info and sessions as a base. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks much!Ronna JohnstonUniversity of Northern ColoradoSee More
"Katie, we are in the same boat as you. We will be changing to a site that focuses more on prospective students, moving non-related content to SharePoint. We have similar concerns but are going in with a plan of cutting our number of content authors…"
"Rogue websites can cause all kinds of problems for your higher ed website, but how do you stop them for good? Check out these steps in today's blog post "Taming the Beast: Rogue Websites in Higher Ed"
Taming the Beast: Rogue…"
"Today's blog post sums up the Higher Ed Live Special Edition broadcast, “The Catalog to End All Catalogs,” with Nathan Gerber from Utah Valley University and Dawn Truelsen from Fresno State. Get the scoop!
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