Slate Integration

Many UB departments are using Slate to support their admissions process.

This feature works comparably in both the Classic and Flex UI versions of the UBCMS. In the future, screenshots and language will be updated to reflect Flex UI.

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Last reviewed: July 22, 2021

What is Slate?

Slate Technolutions ('Slate') has been adopted by UB offices to handle student recruitment, application generation and processing needs. It has the capability to assist in email and text message communication, reporting, event planning, and travel arrangement, as well as the ability to capture the activity and interaction of a student throughout their admissions life cycle.

Embed Slate Content in Your Page

Content from Slate, such as forms, can be incorporated into your UBCMS website by putting Slate's embed code into an HTML Snippet component.  

Procedure

Add the Slate Embed code in an HTML Snippet on your page, and remember to set HTML Filter to 'Off.'

Avoid CSS Conflicts

Authors embedding Slate forms should add additional CSS rules to prevent conflicts with Slate class names (e.g. "header"). These conflicts can interfere with Slate form validations features, such as the address field.

Add the following code in the same HTML Snippet as the Slate embed, or if you prefer, in a second HTML snippet anywhere on the page.

<style>
    .dialog_host .dialog .header {
        position: static;
        height: auto;
    }
    .dialog_host .dialog div {
        margin: 1em 0 0;
    }
</style>

Known Issues

Add a Slate Ping Tracker to Your Pages

Slate can also track prospective students across UB websites, and then correlate that activity with Slate records using a 'Ping' tracking code that you must add to your website's footer. This data is aggregated every hour then matched to Slate records nightly.

Procedure

Add the Slate Ping code in an HTML Snippet on your site's footer page, and remember to set HTML Filter to 'Off.'

Don't forget to substitute the appropriate URL for the example given here (in bold).

<script async="async" src="https://ubgradconnect.buffalo.edu/ping">/**/</script>

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