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Did you do anything for April Fool's on your website?
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We have started putting easter eggs, not really April Fool's pranks, on our site for April 1st.  This year was a simple appearance by our president when you click on the un-used #5 slide on our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LeRoy Lee Apr 2, 2012.

Content Authors Buy-in
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We have the situation on our campus where each department has their own website.  Each department then is required to have a full-time staff member that has a responsibility to update their website…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Larrieu Jan 24, 2012.

Documenting our CMS selection process
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We've been researching a new CMS (currently using Sharepoint) for nearly a year now and just started retroactively documenting our process.  I thought I'd put a link to it here in case anyone is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Bryner Jan 13, 2012.

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Jason Bryner replied to Mark Greenfield's discussion The UWEBD Social Network Will Live On
"Wonderful! Thanks OmniUpdate!"
Feb 8
LeRoy Lee replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Did you do anything for April Fool's on your website?
"The backstory is written up in the blog post linked to from the first slide, but we basically redid our homepage in black and white and rolled back our branding to the institutions original logo. You can still see it here…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jason Bryner posted a discussion

Did you do anything for April Fool's on your website?

We have started putting easter eggs, not really April Fool's pranks, on our site for April 1st.  This year was a simple appearance by our president when you click on the un-used #5 slide on our homepage (www.southern.edu).  I like to see what others are doing as well, snhu.edu had a really great one featured in the Link magazine.   We're really looking forward to our new site this coming year that will free us up to do more exciting things.See More
Apr 2, 2012
Kathy Larrieu replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Content Authors Buy-in
"We pretty well have the same situation, but with one addition: me. A big chunk of my job is to keep on top of the individual departments' web sites and ping the editors when I see something that needs attention. I review each departmental site…"
Jan 24, 2012
Michael Fienen replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Content Authors Buy-in
"Regardless, that's not a problem solved by giving them content control of their site. If they don't take the time to tell whomever updates your directory that there are staffing changes, why would they go through the effort to maintain…"
Jan 24, 2012
j.j. kotarski replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Content Authors Buy-in
"This is our single biggest issue at Southwestern, particularly with academic departments. We've had a decentralized content management strategy since 2008. The primary incentive we give our full-time web admin in each department (full-time in…"
Jan 23, 2012
Jason Bryner replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Content Authors Buy-in
"When it's centralized, how do you handle news within those departments then?  We've even had trouble where a faculty member changes departments and nothing gets noted, even the school directory.  If they don't care enough to…"
Jan 23, 2012
Michael Fienen replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Content Authors Buy-in
"Everyone has this problem in some capacity, for the most part. The big problem here is one of a philosophical nature - you can lead a horse to water and all that. The trick is, you simply cannot assume every department has that one magical person…"
Jan 20, 2012
Jason Bryner posted a discussion

Content Authors Buy-in

We have the situation on our campus where each department has their own website.  Each department then is required to have a full-time staff member that has a responsibility to update their website with fresh content.  The problem is that those staff members can't/won't/choose not too do that.  We can't get them to buy-in to the importance of updating the content, showing events, news, etc.  I was wondering if anyone else has that issue and how have you dealt with it? Are there incentives that…See More
Jan 19, 2012
Jason Bryner replied to Marc Westenburg's discussion Course registration + personalized recommendations
"Omniture's SiteCatalyst and Test & Target tools might be able to do this, it would take some integration on both ends.  It's also expensive.   I think you could also get the same effect using BTBuckets and SiteApps, though it…"
Jan 13, 2012
Jason Bryner replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Documenting our CMS selection process
"Funny you should mention that part about the staff, that's pretty much what happened here.  One of our IS department employees was doing just that, customizing SharePoint to our needs.  He left to start his own business…"
Jan 13, 2012
Justin Gatewood replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Documenting our CMS selection process
"Hey Jason.   We have had SharePoint (2007 and now 2010) since first quarter 2010 and have been using OmniUpdate's OU Campus as our CMS since third quarter 2006.   Both are outstanding products, and both fit extremely…"
Jan 12, 2012
Jason Bryner replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Documenting our CMS selection process
"We did check out 2010, briefly.  Somewhat of the same situation, our IS team had started using Sharepoint 2010 for other uses and they brought it up a couple of times.  2010 does fix many issues that 2007 had, but it's still a beast,…"
Jan 12, 2012
Michael Fienen replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Documenting our CMS selection process
"SharePoint is not an option as a CMS. Don't believe me? http://doteduguru.com/id7800-results-higher-ed-cms-usage-survey-2011.html You WILL regret it in the long run, I promise. I can make things real simple: OmniUpdate - If you want…"
Jan 11, 2012
George Sackett replied to Jason Bryner's discussion Documenting our CMS selection process
"Hi Jason - I was going to post on your blog site but it would not allow me to enter comments . . . . Anyway - interested in your project. We also have to update our CMS as ours is discontinued by the vendor (Serena Collage). Our IT group is…"
Jan 11, 2012
Jason Bryner posted a discussion

Documenting our CMS selection process

We've been researching a new CMS (currently using Sharepoint) for nearly a year now and just started retroactively documenting our process.  I thought I'd put a link to it here in case anyone is interested or may be going through the same process.  http://southernwebteam.posterous.com/It's not all up there of course, I'll be adding content frequently though (at least that's the plan).  See More
Jan 6, 2012

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Southern Adventist University
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List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Web Design, Front End Development, UX
What CMS are you using?
Sharepoint (blech!)
What department or office are you in?
Marketing and University Relations
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Website management
Number of students at your institution
3200

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Top 200 Universities in Facebook

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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
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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
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