"For the personal faculty Wordpress based sites (where I am probably headed)
Did you provide training/support for them?
Do you edit their content, or are they on their own?
For your department websites
Have you found it to actually be worth your…"
"Hey gang, thanks for the replies.
I was really looking for people who, within a larger university, take care of their college and departments, rather than a top level web-admins.
I work at the University of Missouri, but my responsibility is…"
To answer those questions:
How do you manage your site?
Here at CSU-Pueblo ( http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu ) we use SharePoint. I manage the entire site but train editors if they are interested. The only exceptions are our…"
"We are currently in a transition stage here at Martin Luther College, but I'll toss in my answers as best I see them:
How do you manage your site?
Currently we use Plone 2.1.x for all content management of the public-facing website.…"
"While not at the college level I manage the Aviation Sites (soon to be school of transportation with a few more depts) for Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2.5 departments, and about 35 sites total). http://www.aviation.siuc.edu
I feel like I'm in a unique position in that, at the University of Missouri, I manage our division level college (of engineering) AND most of our department sites all within a single CMS. http://engineering.missouri.edu/Are you in a similar situation? If so, let's talk!How do you manage your site?Were you handed your departments all at once, or did you have to take them over?Was a peaceful transition if you took them over? How did you accomplish…See More
"Wordpress is a very suitable way to go for on online magazine.
Just keep in mind that dumping content into the blog ≠ online magazine.
Take a look at this lecture from Jason Santa Maria: http://vimeo.com/4394152 and make sure your designer does…"
"I would support using LinkedIn for this group (and have confirmed that I am a member over there). Generally I follow highered topics/people on twitter, but long-range/complicated discussions are impossible on that platform. A combo of…"
"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? (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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…"