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Kathie Kentfield
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  • West Hartford, CT
  • United States
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Emergency Coverage
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fienen May 31, 2011.

Is anyone using social media for job postings?
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Kathie Kentfield replied to Ben McCombs's discussion Down to three.
"I echo Justin's comments about OUCampus.  I can't say enough about their customer service - I never feel like I'm bothering them or have a "stupid" question to ask and their response time is great.  Easy to train…"
Aug 2, 2012
Kathie Kentfield replied to David Floyd's discussion OUC End-user Training in the group OmniUpdate
"In the beginnig I offered training sessions for my users and the room held approx 25 people (computer lab with overhead projector - some people prefer to watch, others are more hands-on so they could follow along on their screens). …"
May 30, 2012
Kathie Kentfield replied to Carol Sykes's discussion Thinking about purchasing OU Campus for our Institution, got any feedback? in the group OmniUpdate
"When we were looking for a CMS a few years ago, our final choices were very similar in features.  I'm glad we went with OUCampus - their customer support is really really good.  We're a small institution so to me, that makes all…"
Nov 9, 2011
Kathie Kentfield replied to Chris Demers's discussion Crisis Communication Plan
"We are thankful that we moved our website offsite to a third party host earlier this fall.  Our campus is still without regular power,  5 days after Storm Alfred hit the northeast (we are using generators and opened back up…"
Nov 4, 2011
Kathie Kentfield replied to Justin's discussion Who's in charge of social media?
"Our Manager of Creative Services is responsible for the creative development of the College’s printed pieces, social media content, and video stories.  She is a member of the Marketing and Communications department, which also includes…"
Aug 10, 2011
Kathie Kentfield replied to Michael Matzkin's discussion Should we convert to a content management system?
"I meant that I would not do the whole thing at one time.  First split out content and create an intranet and an Internet.  Do the redesign of the site as another project.  Implement the CMS as another project.  To do them all…"
Jun 8, 2011
Kathie Kentfield replied to Victoria Bomben's discussion Training Programs for newly deployed CMS Systems - Any great examples?
"We are a small institution and are using a different CMS.  I am responsible for providing training.  I have scheduled numerous in-person training sessions with varied degrees of success.  Last fall I polled our CMS users and did not…"
Jun 8, 2011
Michael Fienen replied to Kathie Kentfield's discussion Emergency Coverage
"Also, if you are assigning others the ability to post some kind of emergency message, make sure they are trained and drilled at least twice a year, maybe more. Otherwise it is a sure bet they will forget how to use the system in a moment of…"
May 31, 2011
Steve replied to Kathie Kentfield's discussion Emergency Coverage
"I agree that there should be a larger team able to post emergency updates to the home page, and that team should be identified with the assistance of the College's emergency management team.  Ultimately, the role (as I see it) should be…"
May 31, 2011
Erik Hagen replied to Kathie Kentfield's discussion Emergency Coverage
"That's a good question, and a reminder for me to look at this issue again. I'm at a small school as well with 3 staff. I have some ideas on how this might work. Here's what I'm thinking for my situation. 1. Figure out who should…"
May 27, 2011
Kathie Kentfield posted a discussion

Emergency Coverage

We are a small college with 2 staff members dedicated to the website. We are essentially the go-to people when it comes to updating the website during closings, snowstorms, etc. An issue arose because this weekend neither one of us is going to be available to update the website in case of an emergency.  Although the likelihood of something happening is small, we still need to ensure that we have coverage in case something does happen. How do other institutions handle this coverage?
May 27, 2011
Kathie Kentfield replied to Michael Matzkin's discussion Should we convert to a content management system?
"I have to ditto Justin's posts.  We are a small campus and until recently I was the primary web person - meaning that departments would send me web content changes and complain because it took so long for me to implement those…"
May 10, 2011
Kathie Kentfield commented on Mark A. Jarvis's blog post HTML5 Now I'm Excited
"Wow. Very impressed. Kinda creepy at the same time. :-)"
Aug 31, 2010
Kathie Kentfield replied to Kris Isaacson's discussion How many are in your department?
"We are a small private institution (around 1300 students). My position ("Web Site Coordinator") has bounced between Marketing and IT. I am currently in the Marketing & Communications department. Prior to adopting a CMS last year I was…"
Aug 31, 2010
Kathie Kentfield replied to Marc Westenburg's discussion New CMS
"OUCampus user since Spring 2009. Easy to train users, easy to set up accounts. Can generate nice custom reports so I can see at a glance which user accounts are dormant; which pages are stale and should be reviewed by the departments (can see last…"
Aug 31, 2010
Dan Alves replied to Kathie Kentfield's discussion New virtual tour won't play on web site in the group Multimedia
"Are you still having this issue? I have some experience with XML based flash pieces. Usually you have to ensure the directory you are pointing to is correct. Sometimes it is an absolute path others it is a relative path. However, that would not…"
Dec 30, 2009

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Employer?
Saint Joseph College
Website:
http://www.sjc.edu
What CMS are you using?
OmniUpdate Campus
What department or office are you in?
Marketing and Communications
Primary Job Responsibility
Maintain College's web presence; train new CMS users.
Number of students at your institution
1900

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At 12:51pm on December 18, 2009, Carol Clements said…
Hi Kathie, we got your Training Tuesday ideas--some good ones--and the Support Department will try to incorporate those into the training plan. Thank you!
 
 
 

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