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
"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
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
"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…"
"Here are some I've found
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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
"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.…"
"We have started the move to make all our sites HTTPS. With our InCommon membership (paid by our State Chancellor's Ofice), we get free certificates, so there is no ongoing costs.
In 2014, Google said they give some SEO bumps to HTTPS sites.…"
"Yep, I got the same messages. Some of our sites use SSL and we've been talking about migrating all the rest our sites for a while now. I suspect we will be doing it rather than just talking about it sooner rather than later now. :\"
I recently got a notice from Google that in October 2017 Chrome V62 with show the warning "NOT SECURE" on all our web pages we have a input field for search. Since on most of our pages there is nothing that would require secure information I've never felt the need for HTTPS. Our class registration pages are secure but not the general information pages. The warning is going to scare people though. Are others upgrading their websites?See More
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"Hi Samuel – WordPress will be a good choice for this kind of project. Can you let us know more about what features you are thinking of adding? It seems to me that a combination of a WordPress site and tightly integrated social media channels…"
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