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Examples of good Social Media Directory pages/sites?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Thompson Sep 16, 2013.

Events calendaring vs. room/space reservation systems...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Carmen Lowry Apr 4, 2013.

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Good examples of higher-ed webcams?

We have an aging/ailing streaming webcam that has been surprisingly popular for several years here at Ohio Wesleyan. It's a PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) user-controllable camera with a Java-based interface that can be embedded on a website.We've heard numerous anecdotes of students (especially international students) arranging to stand in view of the camera at a predetermined date/time and wave to their families watching back home and whatnot.At any rate, with this year's crazy-cold weather, our current…See More
Feb 13
Doug Thompson replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Examples of good Social Media Directory pages/sites?
"Excellent examples...thanks!"
Sep 16, 2013
Tiffany Broadbent replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Examples of good Social Media Directory pages/sites?
"The social media directory for W&M although still a list of links, does offer similar sorting abilities. We first broke things down into "Official-ish" (http://social.wm.edu/index.php/sm_directory/officialish) and…"
Sep 16, 2013
Doug Thompson replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Examples of good Social Media Directory pages/sites?
"I agree...categorizing them by colleges/departments/etc. is definitely the way to go, since so many of these entities have multiple social media accounts. That way, all of that entity's social media links are in one place, rather than scattered…"
Sep 16, 2013
Beth Hastings replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Examples of good Social Media Directory pages/sites?
"Here are some I've found https://www.cmu.edu/social-media/ I like how they categorize them by colleges, departments, etc, rather than by social media network. Here's a similar idea, not quite as attractive but still pretty clear…"
Sep 16, 2013
Doug Thompson posted a discussion

Examples of good Social Media Directory pages/sites?

We're trying to get a handle on the growing-every-day number of official (and semi-official) social media presences that various entities around our campus are using. The list of Facebook pages/groups and Twitter accounts, in particular, are getting quite lengthy.Which led to me doing some investigation into what other schools are doing to consolidate this type of information into some sort of "social media directory" page/site.It was by no means a thorough search, but it seems to boil down to…See More
Sep 11, 2013
Carmen Lowry replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Events calendaring vs. room/space reservation systems...
"We use Resource 25 for scheduling. The college has recently implemented 25Live which includes a sophisticated calendaring feature. I have only attended the training thus far, but as a Web Developer I have been quite impressed with the flexibility…"
Apr 4, 2013
Rick Gould replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Events calendaring vs. room/space reservation systems...
"We use Google Calendaring  - we have Google Apps for Education so all of our employees have access to the Calendar.  We have also setup our meeting rooms and other shared resources that can be invited to the meeting. We also have public…"
Mar 21, 2013
Dan Bashaw replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Events calendaring vs. room/space reservation systems...
"A timely topic for us as well! We are running MRBS for resource booking (http://mrbs.sourceforge.net/) and Calcium as an event calendar (http://www.brownbearsw.com/calcium/) and I am looking for modern mobile- and tablet-friendly replacements for…"
Mar 13, 2013
Doug Thompson posted a discussion

Events calendaring vs. room/space reservation systems...

Currently, we're using Ad Astra for room/space reservation and UNL Event Publisher for our public events calendar.While this setup works, there's still quite a bit of manual intervention to get data out of Ad Astra and into a pleasing-to-the-user presentation in UNL Event Publisher.It has been a couple years since we arrived at this solution, so I was wondering if there have been any recent developments or suggestions of alternative systems that accomplish these types of functionality in a…See More
Mar 12, 2013
David Anderson replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Higher-ed Project Management...Podio? 5pm? Basecamp? Something else?
"We're also using Intervals here at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. We've been using it for just over two years. I looked into a number of project management tools before selecting Intervals. We use it for everything from…"
Mar 6, 2013
Patrick Burt replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Higher-ed Project Management...Podio? 5pm? Basecamp? Something else?
"We have used an in-house developed and IT supported Sharepoint site for print projects and ActiveCollab (http://www.activecollab.com) for web and development projects. We are currently looking a new options to use one system instead of two.…"
Mar 6, 2013
Erik Runyon replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Higher-ed Project Management...Podio? 5pm? Basecamp? Something else?
"Another vote for TeamworkPM. Working out great for us."
Mar 6, 2013
James Burke replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Higher-ed Project Management...Podio? 5pm? Basecamp? Something else?
"I'll second this. I use Trello on a daily basis and it's my go-to for project management."
Mar 1, 2013
Dan Bashaw replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Higher-ed Project Management...Podio? 5pm? Basecamp? Something else?
"I just found out about Intervals recently. It looks like it has an interesting combination of support ticket and time tracking features. We need that combination for our IT department and help desk, so I'm considering it as a possible system…"
Feb 28, 2013
Juliana Perry replied to Doug Thompson's discussion Higher-ed Project Management...Podio? 5pm? Basecamp? Something else?
"We really like TeamworkPM as well! I like Basecamp for simple projects, but it couldn't handle task dependencies well, and lacked some other features we wanted. TeamworkPM was a good option in terms of having a lot of features and flexibility…"
Feb 28, 2013

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