Griffith University apparently has a few sites set up using this tool. I haven't yet identified them specifically.
We are currently migrating all staff to gmail which will cause every staff member to have a Google account.
I has been…"
"What metrics are the discrepancies appearing in?
If it is visitors, unique visitors, and repeat visitors, these numbers can't be added or multiplied together if there are different profile numbers.
There is no way of telling if a unique…"
"Griffith University is interested in using SAML and Shibboleth authenticaion for Drupal websites to allow it to integrate with other Australian universities and with other web resources at Griffith university using a single sign-on.
Has anyone else…"
"It sounds like you started twitter as a pilot "on a whim" and it has worked out successfully. So your supervisor didn't ask you and it wasn't formally a project expecting certain outcomes.
How about a short report to your…"
Has anyone looked at authenticating Ning users using SAML or Sibboleth?I hear this authentication approach is being widely adopted in the US.In Australia, the Australina Access Federation (AAF) has adopted Shibboleth authetication for authentication educational institutions and services providers to assist with research collaboration.Griffith University is looking into options to authenticate to externally hosted software and services using this mechanism as a standard.See More
"In the absence of a formal Univeristy-wide solution a number of groups have done their own thing like YouTube and Vimeo.
For those Universities who have a streaming video solution, has this replaced using external alternative solutions?
"Emergency Alerts for OU Campus allows you to communicate with students, staff, and the community with custom website announcements. When time matters most, make sure your website is the go-to place for info."
"This is the first time I have been here in a long time. Selfishly, I would hope that you would be able to continue the site, but I understand realities. As I re-acquaint myself, I'm seeing a lot of value in what you have tirelessly built.…"
"Hi Mark, in line with many others who have posted, first a big thank you for providing this resource for so many years. I was a keen reader of it and occasional poster a good few years ago. And I loved my Website Hero mug until I dropped it and had…"
"I was a recent addition and did not find too much activity here that I could leverage but LinkedIn does seem to be the logical destination. Perhaps there is interest here and you can crowd source the migration. Migrating the content could…"
"I would be very sorry to see this resource go. I am just a one person shop at my college and feel quite a alone as far as anyone understanding the complexity of what I do. It's a wonderful thing to see people facing the same challenges I face…"
"I wouldn't feel necessary to stick with Ning if the cost isn't a burden. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Slack are all satisfactory options in my opinion. Slack is a great option for more instant communication, and you'll probably find a lot…"
"Thank you Mark, this has been an invaluable resource - particularly for seeing how our cohorts at other institutions approach the problems we all face.
But, as many people have said today, I haven't visited in a while. I think that's…"
"Regardless of where this goes, Mark, thanks for setting it up and running it all these years!
I find it quite useful myself, lurking mostly, but occasionally joining in where it might help us, or I might be able to provide value. I like having this…"
"OK, I give up. I am at Texas A&M, and @tamu.edu is not listed among those allowed to create userids. Can someone either (1) add TAMU.EDU or (2) send me an invitation to uwebd slack? (email@example.com).
I agree that the paid Ning site may have outlived its usefulness in light of other group media apps. Like many have stated, Slack and FaceBook / LinkedIn groups. are good options. Slack may not have as much adoption as FB or LI yet.
"If you decide to leave Ning, please consider as an additional place to have this discussion group at no cost, the GROUPS.IO discussion group network which is free and of a very high quality. It also provides a wiki to those who have discussion…"
"UWEBD is a site I come to ever so often but would hate for it to go away because it is a great place to meet and get input from other university web developers. Maybe move to a cheaper platform, Facebook group or LinkedIn group would be my choices.…"