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Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month in room 200G Baldy Hall.

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Captioning YouTube Videos

Solutions Group Date: October 5, 2017

Presenters: Linda Kingsbury, Catherine Donnelly - Assistant Director of Web Services, Enrollment Management

Index:      

  • [0:00 ] Welcome and Intro 
  • [00:20] Captioning YouTube Videos

Getting Started: What you really should know

Preparing for the UB Brand Transformation

Solutions Group Date: April 14, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein & Elena Conti-Blatto

Index:

  • [0:47] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [4:05] Understanding UB’s Branding Initiative
  • [31:30] UB Identity and Brand Guidelines
  • [52:25] What Will Happen and When
  • [1:00:52] What You Can Do to Prepare 

Lessons for Optimization: Tips you wish you knew before you started

Solutions Group Date: July 17, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Ann Whitcher-Gentzke

Index:

  • [0:04] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:14] Strong Home Pages
  • [24:55] Making Content Findable
  • [34:50] Smart Stewardship Practices
  • [40:26] Leveraged Solutions
  • [48:26] Understanding Page Structure
  • [1:01:01] Testing at Every Step
  • [1:08:23] That Extra Polish
  • [1:15:59] Course Closing

Building your Business Strategy and Messaging

Getting Started Using the Brand | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: March 9, 2017

Presenters:  Kristina Lively (School of Law), Lisa Mueller (School of Law) & Rebecca Bernstein 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction

        Lessons Learned - School of Law

  • [0:55]   Improving our user experience through adjusting our information architecture (IA)
  • [13:20] Making our brand messages come to life in our home page hero deck and specialized landing pages

        What you can do to get started on your brand rollout (April is almost here)

  • [32:47]  Rolling Out Your Site in the UB Brand

Best Practices: Crafting your Business Strategy and Messages

Solutions Group Date: March 12, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Linda Kingsbury, Tom Okon

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:55] A Business Strategy for Administrative Services
  • [25:47] Questions
  • [38:48] How Strong Messages Shape Perceptions
  • [55:28] New UBCMS Features on the Horizon

Brand UI Preview - Continued Evolution | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: December 8, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein, Joseph Didomizio, Holly Acito, Jackie Hausler & Nick Peterson 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction

          Lessons Learned 

  • [01:44]  Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement:  How our business strategy changed once we examined our focus
  • [15:25]  School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:  Using analytics to narrow our selection of key pages
  • [30:00]  School of Public Health and Health Professions:  Considerations for elevating how your information architecture (IA) performs for your users 
  • [39:33]  School of Public Health and Health Professions: HOW we are changing our story telling efforts (hint: it has to do with videos)

Brand UI Preview

  • [47:34]  Brand UI: Sharing our thoughts as we evolve the UI

 

Bringing the Brand to Life

Solutions Group Date: August 11, 2016

Presenter:  Elena Conti-Blatto

Index:

  • [0:50]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:05]  Showing examples of successful works done to date by UC and units across campus and also works in progress

Understanding and Applying the UB Brand

Using shared content to collaborate across departments | Open questions on the new digital brand

Solutions Group Date: June 8, 2017

Presenters: Jane Stoyle Welch, Holly Acito, Sarah D'Iorio from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Tim Nabzdyk & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:25] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [1:43] Overview of Brand Pilot - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • [13:27] Creative ways to collaborate across academic departments using shared content
  • [29:00] Open questions on the new digital brand

Rolling out the Digital Brand on your site

Solutions Group Date: April 13, 2017

Presenters: Tim Nabzdyk & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction         
  • [1:30] Overview of changes, new features available for the new brand and planning your production approach (options)
  • [01:08:25] Preparing your site for your brand rollout (a checklist)

Getting Started Using the Brand | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: March 9, 2017

Presenters:  Kristina Lively (School of Law), Lisa Mueller (School of Law) & Rebecca Bernstein 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction

        Lessons Learned - School of Law

  • [0:55]   Improving our user experience through adjusting our information architecture (IA)
  • [13:20] Making our brand messages come to life in our home page hero deck and specialized landing pages

        What you can do to get started on your brand rollout (April is almost here)

  • [32:47]  Rolling Out Your Site in the UB Brand

Introducing our Universal Analytics pilot | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: January 12, 2017

Presenters:  Becky Vardaman (Converge Consulting), Jessica Kane & Rebecca Bernstein 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [5:50]  Introducing our Universal Analytics Pilot

          Reference Links  

          Lessons Learned 

  • [42:48]  Lessons Learned from our Brand Pilots: Rethinking how we delivering information by utlizing tabs
          Progress on Brand Pilot Rollout 
  • [53:34]  Progress on our Brand Pilot Rollout (and some great news about our new IA structures)

Brand UI Preview - Continued Evolution | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: December 8, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein, Joseph Didomizio, Holly Acito, Jackie Hausler & Nick Peterson 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction

          Lessons Learned 

  • [01:44]  Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement:  How our business strategy changed once we examined our focus
  • [15:25]  School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:  Using analytics to narrow our selection of key pages
  • [30:00]  School of Public Health and Health Professions:  Considerations for elevating how your information architecture (IA) performs for your users 
  • [39:33]  School of Public Health and Health Professions: HOW we are changing our story telling efforts (hint: it has to do with videos)

Brand UI Preview

  • [47:34]  Brand UI: Sharing our thoughts as we evolve the UI

 

Brand UI Preview and Brand Color Theory | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: November 10, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson & Jessica Kane

Index:

  • [0:00]   Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [02:45]   Brand User Experience, Identity, Applying your color strategy & New features
  • [40:30]   Case Study:  How International Admission's color strategy supports their business needs
  • [1:03:00]   Timetable for rollout

 

Testing Your Site Changes | Writing for our International Audience | New Tab Component

Solutions Group Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter:  Jessica Kane, Mark Busch, Tim Nabzdyk & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:18]   Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:48]   Getting Back to Basics: Writing for an International Audience
  • [20:58]  Case Study: How University Life And Services does Nimble Iterative User Tests to Inform Their Site Architecture
  • [45:15]  Elevating Your Site Performance Through Testing and Assessment
  • [1:00:40]  New Component that will quickly become EVERYONE’s go to favorite: Tabs (or fondly known previously as the Switch tab Component) along with some application ideas

Bringing the Brand to Life

Solutions Group Date: August 11, 2016

Presenter:  Elena Conti-Blatto

Index:

  • [0:50]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:05]  Showing examples of successful works done to date by UC and units across campus and also works in progress

Writing for the Brand

Solutions Group Date: July 14, 2016

Presenter:  Laura Silverman

Index:

  • [1:49]   Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [4:41]   Overview and definitions
  • [5:55]    What we say: brand positioning, attributes, message map
  • [10:24]   How we say it: brand expression, personality traits, Storytelling framework: Here is How
  • [15:29]  Examples & Tips


Capturing UB’s brand in our Imagery

Solutions Group Date: June 9, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Farnham & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:25]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [03:55]  A walk through the 7 principles of UB brand imagery
  • [44:25]  What to keep in mind when choosing best imagery
  • [57:04]  Where to find your images (including a preview of the upgraded UB Photo Database)

Getting Ready for the UB Brand: Assessing Your Site with Google Analytics

Solutions Group Date: May 19, 2016

Presenter:  Rebecca Bernstein

Index:

Preparing for the UB Brand Transformation

Solutions Group Date: April 14, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein & Elena Conti-Blatto

Index:

  • [0:47] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [4:05] Understanding UB’s Branding Initiative
  • [31:30] UB Identity and Brand Guidelines
  • [52:25] What Will Happen and When
  • [1:00:52] What You Can Do to Prepare 

Workflow Pilot Special Session

Solutions Group Date: June 11, 2015

Presenters: Kevin Eye, Mary Skalicky & Rebecca Bernstein

Index:

  • [01:30] Course Welcome and Introduction         
  • [04:15] Train on how to use and edit
  • [57:15] Set expectations for pilot

Best Practices: Learning From Your Peers

Captioning YouTube Videos

Solutions Group Date: October 5, 2017

Presenters: Linda Kingsbury, Catherine Donnelly - Assistant Director of Web Services, Enrollment Management

Index:      

  • [0:00 ] Welcome and Intro 
  • [00:20] Captioning YouTube Videos

Making Sure Your Content Is Accessible, It’s The Law

Solutions Group Date: May 11, 2017

Presenters: Randy Borst, Director of Accessibility Resources, Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk & Hugh Jarvis

Index:

  • [0:17] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [1:40] Demo of why it matters (besides the fact that it is a federal statute
  • [29:00] When (and when not) to use Alt Tags for our images
  • [48:18] How to audit and remediate your sites

Getting Started Using the Brand | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: March 9, 2017

Presenters:  Kristina Lively (School of Law), Lisa Mueller (School of Law) & Rebecca Bernstein 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction

        Lessons Learned - School of Law

  • [0:55]   Improving our user experience through adjusting our information architecture (IA)
  • [13:20] Making our brand messages come to life in our home page hero deck and specialized landing pages

        What you can do to get started on your brand rollout (April is almost here)

  • [32:47]  Rolling Out Your Site in the UB Brand

Introducing our Universal Analytics pilot | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: January 12, 2017

Presenters:  Becky Vardaman (Converge Consulting), Jessica Kane & Rebecca Bernstein 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [5:50]  Introducing our Universal Analytics Pilot

          Reference Links  

          Lessons Learned 

  • [42:48]  Lessons Learned from our Brand Pilots: Rethinking how we delivering information by utlizing tabs
          Progress on Brand Pilot Rollout 
  • [53:34]  Progress on our Brand Pilot Rollout (and some great news about our new IA structures)

Brand UI Preview - Continued Evolution | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: December 8, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein, Joseph Didomizio, Holly Acito, Jackie Hausler & Nick Peterson 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction

          Lessons Learned 

  • [01:44]  Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement:  How our business strategy changed once we examined our focus
  • [15:25]  School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:  Using analytics to narrow our selection of key pages
  • [30:00]  School of Public Health and Health Professions:  Considerations for elevating how your information architecture (IA) performs for your users 
  • [39:33]  School of Public Health and Health Professions: HOW we are changing our story telling efforts (hint: it has to do with videos)

Brand UI Preview

  • [47:34]  Brand UI: Sharing our thoughts as we evolve the UI

 

Brand UI Preview and Brand Color Theory | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: November 10, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson & Jessica Kane

Index:

  • [0:00]   Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [02:45]   Brand User Experience, Identity, Applying your color strategy & New features
  • [40:30]   Case Study:  How International Admission's color strategy supports their business needs
  • [1:03:00]   Timetable for rollout

 

Using Data to Drive Change: SAP Site Transformation AND Understanding how DCT Help Desk works

Solutions Group Date: February 11, 2016

Presenters:  Doug McCallum, Rebecca Bernstein, Hugh Jarvis and Damian Dolce

Index:

  • [1:53] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:26] State of the Web – School of Architecture and Planning
  • [32:35] Understanding how DCT Help Desk works
  • [56:38] Course Closing

 

Best Practices: How we turned mobile friendly to mobile optimized. An open critique of 4 RWD sites

Solutions Group Date: July 9, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [2:10] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [6:52] School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Site Critique
  • [24:04] School of Public Health Site Critique
  • [37:33] Center for Computational Research Site Critique
  • [46:28] New York State Center of Excellence Bioinformatics & Life Sciences Site Critique
  • [58:43] Course Closing

Using Google Ad Words

Solutions Group Date: April 28, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Tracey Eastman, Law School

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:15] Introduction to Google AdWords
  • [9:57] Law School Google AdWords Project Overview
  • [18:56] Developing the Keywords
  • [30:25] Landing Pages and Analytics
  • [41:00] Overall Benefits and Moving Forward
  • [44:22] Questions
  • [53:11] Course Closing

RWD Pilots Lessons Learned & Upgrade Updates

Solutions Group Date: April 24, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kristina Lively, Jessica Kane, Jerod Sikorskyj, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:10] Law School Lessons Learned
  • [13:26] International Admissions Lessons Learned
  • [28:34] How to Prepare Your Site for RWD
  • [32:04] Upgrade Information and Updates
  • [51:21] Course Closing

Content Development

Brand UI Preview - Continued Evolution | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: December 8, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein, Joseph Didomizio, Holly Acito, Jackie Hausler & Nick Peterson 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction

          Lessons Learned 

  • [01:44]  Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement:  How our business strategy changed once we examined our focus
  • [15:25]  School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:  Using analytics to narrow our selection of key pages
  • [30:00]  School of Public Health and Health Professions:  Considerations for elevating how your information architecture (IA) performs for your users 
  • [39:33]  School of Public Health and Health Professions: HOW we are changing our story telling efforts (hint: it has to do with videos)

Brand UI Preview

  • [47:34]  Brand UI: Sharing our thoughts as we evolve the UI

 

Testing Your Site Changes | Writing for our International Audience | New Tab Component

Solutions Group Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter:  Jessica Kane, Mark Busch, Tim Nabzdyk & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:18]   Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:48]   Getting Back to Basics: Writing for an International Audience
  • [20:58]  Case Study: How University Life And Services does Nimble Iterative User Tests to Inform Their Site Architecture
  • [45:15]  Elevating Your Site Performance Through Testing and Assessment
  • [1:00:40]  New Component that will quickly become EVERYONE’s go to favorite: Tabs (or fondly known previously as the Switch tab Component) along with some application ideas

Bringing the Brand to Life

Solutions Group Date: August 11, 2016

Presenter:  Elena Conti-Blatto

Index:

  • [0:50]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:05]  Showing examples of successful works done to date by UC and units across campus and also works in progress

Writing for the Brand

Solutions Group Date: July 14, 2016

Presenter:  Laura Silverman

Index:

  • [1:49]   Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [4:41]   Overview and definitions
  • [5:55]    What we say: brand positioning, attributes, message map
  • [10:24]   How we say it: brand expression, personality traits, Storytelling framework: Here is How
  • [15:29]  Examples & Tips


Bringing external content into your site

Solutions Group Date: January 8, 2015

Presenter: Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:18] Events
  • [7:09] RSS Feeds
  • [18:05] Social Media Feeds

How to: using News and Tags & New UBCMS Features

Solutions Group Date: September 11, 2014

Presenters: Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [1:20] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:37] What Makes Good News
  • [14:42] Giving Your News Presence
  • [22:22] How to Set It All Up
  • [55:11] Slide Deck Demonstration
  • [58:55] Photo Gallery Slideshow Demonstration
  • [59:45] Course Closing

Planning and Using Shared Content

Solutions Group Date: August 14, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:15] What Is Shared Content?
  • [8:23] What Are the Three Types?
  • [14:01] How to Strategize Using Shared Content
  • [28:27] Different Template Types
  • [41:48] How Shared Content Displays in Different Areas
  • [49:28] Tips
  • [1:15:13] Course Closing

Lessons for Optimization: Tips you wish you knew before you started

Solutions Group Date: July 17, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Ann Whitcher-Gentzke

Index:

  • [0:04] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:14] Strong Home Pages
  • [24:55] Making Content Findable
  • [34:50] Smart Stewardship Practices
  • [40:26] Leveraged Solutions
  • [48:26] Understanding Page Structure
  • [1:01:01] Testing at Every Step
  • [1:08:23] That Extra Polish
  • [1:15:59] Course Closing

Writing for the Web

Solutions Group Date: June 5, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Lauran Maynard, David Hill, Jessica Kane

Index Part 1:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:10] Content and Users
  • [4:00] Writing for Your User
  • [13:31] Incorporating Brand and Tone
  • [24:05] Example 1
  • [39:20] Example 2
  • [49:45] Example 3

Index Part 2:

  • [0:00] Example 3 Continued
  • [6:02] Course Closing

 

Best Practices for Choosing and Cropping Images

Solutions Group Date: March 27, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Becky Farnham

Index:

  • [0:42] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:54] Photography
  • [56:04] Course Closing

Captioning YouTube Videos

Solutions Group Date: October 5, 2017

Presenters: Linda Kingsbury, Catherine Donnelly - Assistant Director of Web Services, Enrollment Management

Index:      

  • [0:00 ] Welcome and Intro 
  • [00:20] Captioning YouTube Videos

Remediating Yellow Flags in WAVE

Solutions Group Date: September 27, 2017

Presenter: Kevin Eye

Index:      

  • [0:34 ] Welcome and Intro 
  • [01:28] Remediating Yellow Flags in WAVE

Using WAVE Tool & Red Flags

Solutions Group Date: September 21, 2017

Presenters: Linda Kingsbury, Kevin Eye and Nick Peterson

Index:      

  • [0:00 ] Welcome and Intro 
  • [01:17] WAVE Tool and Red Alerts
  • [01:08:26] High Contrast

Making Sure Your Content Is Accessible, It’s The Law

Solutions Group Date: May 11, 2017

Presenters: Randy Borst, Director of Accessibility Resources, Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk & Hugh Jarvis

Index:

  • [0:17] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [1:40] Demo of why it matters (besides the fact that it is a federal statute
  • [29:00] When (and when not) to use Alt Tags for our images
  • [48:18] How to audit and remediate your sites

Shared Content

Elevating the display and efficacy of Faculty Profiles

Solutions Group Date: August 10, 2017

Presenters: Jane Stoyle Welch (School of Engineering), Nick Peterson, Jackie Hausler (School of Public Health and Health Professions)

Index:      

  • [0:13 ] Pilot and Overview of Faculty Profiles School of Engineering 
  • [15:27] Demo and varieties of Faculty Profiles
  • [39:39] School of Public Health and Health Professions Faculty Profiles 

Using shared content to collaborate across departments | Open questions on the new digital brand

Solutions Group Date: June 8, 2017

Presenters: Jane Stoyle Welch, Holly Acito, Sarah D'Iorio from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Tim Nabzdyk & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:25] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [1:43] Overview of Brand Pilot - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • [13:27] Creative ways to collaborate across academic departments using shared content
  • [29:00] Open questions on the new digital brand

Input Session: New Functionality for Advanced Users and Developers, incl. Launches

Solutions Group Date: May 14, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:45] Launches
  • [21:45] Dynamic List Builder
  • [52:00] Shared Content Tip

Tagging

Solutions Group Date: December 11, 2014

Presenter: Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:56] Requesting Tags and Existing Tags
  • [5:02] How to Tag Content
  • [12:55] How to Aggregate Content in Lists
  • [18:50] Questions and Course Closing

How to: using News and Tags & New UBCMS Features

Solutions Group Date: September 11, 2014

Presenters: Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [1:20] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:37] What Makes Good News
  • [14:42] Giving Your News Presence
  • [22:22] How to Set It All Up
  • [55:11] Slide Deck Demonstration
  • [58:55] Photo Gallery Slideshow Demonstration
  • [59:45] Course Closing

Planning and Using Shared Content

Solutions Group Date: August 14, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:15] What Is Shared Content?
  • [8:23] What Are the Three Types?
  • [14:01] How to Strategize Using Shared Content
  • [28:27] Different Template Types
  • [41:48] How Shared Content Displays in Different Areas
  • [49:28] Tips
  • [1:15:13] Course Closing

Lessons for Optimization: Tips you wish you knew before you started

Solutions Group Date: July 17, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Ann Whitcher-Gentzke

Index:

  • [0:04] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:14] Strong Home Pages
  • [24:55] Making Content Findable
  • [34:50] Smart Stewardship Practices
  • [40:26] Leveraged Solutions
  • [48:26] Understanding Page Structure
  • [1:01:01] Testing at Every Step
  • [1:08:23] That Extra Polish
  • [1:15:59] Course Closing

Tagging

Tagging

Solutions Group Date: December 11, 2014

Presenter: Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:56] Requesting Tags and Existing Tags
  • [5:02] How to Tag Content
  • [12:55] How to Aggregate Content in Lists
  • [18:50] Questions and Course Closing

How to: using News and Tags & New UBCMS Features

Solutions Group Date: September 11, 2014

Presenters: Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [1:20] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:37] What Makes Good News
  • [14:42] Giving Your News Presence
  • [22:22] How to Set It All Up
  • [55:11] Slide Deck Demonstration
  • [58:55] Photo Gallery Slideshow Demonstration
  • [59:45] Course Closing

Using Images

Making Sure Your Content Is Accessible, It’s The Law

Solutions Group Date: May 11, 2017

Presenters: Randy Borst, Director of Accessibility Resources, Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk & Hugh Jarvis

Index:

  • [0:17] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [1:40] Demo of why it matters (besides the fact that it is a federal statute
  • [29:00] When (and when not) to use Alt Tags for our images
  • [48:18] How to audit and remediate your sites

Capturing UB’s brand in our Imagery

Solutions Group Date: June 9, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Farnham & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:25]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [03:55]  A walk through the 7 principles of UB brand imagery
  • [44:25]  What to keep in mind when choosing best imagery
  • [57:04]  Where to find your images (including a preview of the upgraded UB Photo Database)

Best Practices for Choosing and Cropping Images

Solutions Group Date: March 27, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Becky Farnham

Index:

  • [0:42] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:54] Photography
  • [56:04] Course Closing

Using Lists

Input Session: New Functionality for Advanced Users and Developers, incl. Launches

Solutions Group Date: May 14, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:45] Launches
  • [21:45] Dynamic List Builder
  • [52:00] Shared Content Tip

Tagging

Solutions Group Date: December 11, 2014

Presenter: Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:56] Requesting Tags and Existing Tags
  • [5:02] How to Tag Content
  • [12:55] How to Aggregate Content in Lists
  • [18:50] Questions and Course Closing

How to: using News and Tags & New UBCMS Features

Solutions Group Date: September 11, 2014

Presenters: Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [1:20] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:37] What Makes Good News
  • [14:42] Giving Your News Presence
  • [22:22] How to Set It All Up
  • [55:11] Slide Deck Demonstration
  • [58:55] Photo Gallery Slideshow Demonstration
  • [59:45] Course Closing

Lessons for Optimization: Tips you wish you knew before you started

Solutions Group Date: July 17, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Ann Whitcher-Gentzke

Index:

  • [0:04] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:14] Strong Home Pages
  • [24:55] Making Content Findable
  • [34:50] Smart Stewardship Practices
  • [40:26] Leveraged Solutions
  • [48:26] Understanding Page Structure
  • [1:01:01] Testing at Every Step
  • [1:08:23] That Extra Polish
  • [1:15:59] Course Closing

Smart Stewardship Using Lists and Upgrade Testing

Solutions Group Date: May 22, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:25] List Building Component
  • [45:29] Testing Information
  • [1:05:50] Course Closing

Tools

Captioning YouTube Videos

Solutions Group Date: October 5, 2017

Presenters: Linda Kingsbury, Catherine Donnelly - Assistant Director of Web Services, Enrollment Management

Index:      

  • [0:00 ] Welcome and Intro 
  • [00:20] Captioning YouTube Videos

Remediating Yellow Flags in WAVE

Solutions Group Date: September 27, 2017

Presenter: Kevin Eye

Index:      

  • [0:34 ] Welcome and Intro 
  • [01:28] Remediating Yellow Flags in WAVE

Using WAVE Tool & Red Flags

Solutions Group Date: September 21, 2017

Presenters: Linda Kingsbury, Kevin Eye and Nick Peterson

Index:      

  • [0:00 ] Welcome and Intro 
  • [01:17] WAVE Tool and Red Alerts
  • [01:08:26] High Contrast

Using the New UB Calendar to Market Your Events

Solutions Group Date: July 13, 2017

Presenters:  Nick Peterson, Kevin Eye & Tracey Eastman

Index:

  • [0:15] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [0:55] Overview of New UB Calendar - https://activecalendar.com/features/
  • [15:17] How the New Calendar will integrate with the UBCMS 
  • [29:42] Walking through how to create an event

Published July 13, 2017

These training sessions are for contributors to UB's online Event Calendar (calendar.buffalo.edu). For more information on the UB Event Calendar, please see the Calendar Support page:  https://ubcms.buffalo.edu/calendar

Presenter:  Erica Berman, Active Calendar

Regular Contributor Training

Training for Regular Contributors of calendar content and events. This training focuses on navigating the calendar, both the visible front-end and the administrative back-end, specifically the Events Dashboard. Participants will learn how to create and submit events as well as manage their profile. This training will focus on populating the fields necessary for event creation & feed generation. Regular Contributors will not have publishing permission but your event submissions will go into a queue for review and publishing. 

  • Navigating the Front-End Calendar
  • Logging in
  • My Profile
  • Create an Event
  • Simple Event
  • Series Event
  • Event  Dashboard
  • Edit an event
  • Copy an event

Power Contributor Training

The Power Contributor has all the permissions of the Regular Contributor but with the added benefit to publish their own events. This user can create, edit and publish events but should not edit or publish events submitted by other users.  Power Users should attend the session for Regular Users as a pre-requisite. This training will cover additional Event Options and Management.

Prerequisite: Regular Contributor Training

  • Event Dashboard – Advanced
  • Delete and Restore an event
  • Cancel an event

Unit Administrator Training

Unit Administrators will be responsible for approving events submitted by other users. In this training, Unit Admin’s will learn how to create and publish events as well as navigate the Events Dashboard to locate events by specific keywords or categories. This user will be able create and publish their own events in addition to approving or denying events submitted by regular users or other authors.

Prerequisite: Power Contributor Training

Feature Change: Please note that contrary to direction provided in training, "Schools" is now a Category rather than a Custom Field. 

Marketing your Event with the UB Calendar: DCT Solutions Group

Presenters:  Nick Peterson, Kevin Eye & Tracey Eastman

  • Overview of the new UB calendar
  • How the new calendar will integrate with the UBCMS 
  • Walk-through how to create an event

Making Sure Your Content Is Accessible, It’s The Law

Solutions Group Date: May 11, 2017

Presenters: Randy Borst, Director of Accessibility Resources, Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk & Hugh Jarvis

Index:

  • [0:17] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [1:40] Demo of why it matters (besides the fact that it is a federal statute
  • [29:00] When (and when not) to use Alt Tags for our images
  • [48:18] How to audit and remediate your sites

Developers Master Class: Using Web Apps

Solutions Group Date: March 24, 2017

Presenters:  Andrew Baldi (EIS), Kevin Eye (EAS) & Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [01:08] The differences between Wings and WebApps  
  • [06:43] Demo
  • [00:59] Best practices for storing and using app passwords/secrets; keeping apps running by scaling containers
  • [1:21:45] Development environment strategies

Introducing our Universal Analytics pilot | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: January 12, 2017

Presenters:  Becky Vardaman (Converge Consulting), Jessica Kane & Rebecca Bernstein 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [5:50]  Introducing our Universal Analytics Pilot

          Reference Links  

          Lessons Learned 

  • [42:48]  Lessons Learned from our Brand Pilots: Rethinking how we delivering information by utlizing tabs
          Progress on Brand Pilot Rollout 
  • [53:34]  Progress on our Brand Pilot Rollout (and some great news about our new IA structures)

Building your site is not complete at launch, it is just starting

Solutions Group Date: December 10, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:57] Stewardship Definition
  • [2:21] Planning and Coordination
  • [20:00] How Do I Create Reports to Help Manage My Site?
  • [53:57] Planned and Responsive Content Updates
  • [1:01:02] Course Closing

 

Workflow Pilot Special Session

Solutions Group Date: June 11, 2015

Presenters: Kevin Eye, Mary Skalicky & Rebecca Bernstein

Index:

  • [01:30] Course Welcome and Introduction         
  • [04:15] Train on how to use and edit
  • [57:15] Set expectations for pilot

Input Session: New Functionality for Advanced Users and Developers, incl. Launches

Solutions Group Date: May 14, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:45] Launches
  • [21:45] Dynamic List Builder
  • [52:00] Shared Content Tip

Stewardship Master Class

Solutions Group Date: November 13, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:17] Planning
  • [33:37] Tools

Tools you can use: New Features and Component

Solutions Group Date: October 9, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:15] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:47] New Feature Demos
  • [18:05] A Look at the Customizable Maps Site
  • [26:16] UBCMS Demo Site
  • [36:48] Projects in Process
  • [53:55] Course Closing

How to: using News and Tags & New UBCMS Features

Solutions Group Date: September 11, 2014

Presenters: Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [1:20] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:37] What Makes Good News
  • [14:42] Giving Your News Presence
  • [22:22] How to Set It All Up
  • [55:11] Slide Deck Demonstration
  • [58:55] Photo Gallery Slideshow Demonstration
  • [59:45] Course Closing

Using Formstack

Solutions Group Date: March 13, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Jessica Kane, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [6:20] Formstack Example
  • [21:21] How to Use Formstack in UBCMS
  • [32:01] Questions and Course Closing

Mobile (RWD)

Testing Your Site Changes | Writing for our International Audience | New Tab Component

Solutions Group Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter:  Jessica Kane, Mark Busch, Tim Nabzdyk & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:18]   Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:48]   Getting Back to Basics: Writing for an International Audience
  • [20:58]  Case Study: How University Life And Services does Nimble Iterative User Tests to Inform Their Site Architecture
  • [45:15]  Elevating Your Site Performance Through Testing and Assessment
  • [1:00:40]  New Component that will quickly become EVERYONE’s go to favorite: Tabs (or fondly known previously as the Switch tab Component) along with some application ideas

Best Practices: How we turned mobile friendly to mobile optimized. An open critique of 4 RWD sites

Solutions Group Date: July 9, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [2:10] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [6:52] School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Site Critique
  • [24:04] School of Public Health Site Critique
  • [37:33] Center for Computational Research Site Critique
  • [46:28] New York State Center of Excellence Bioinformatics & Life Sciences Site Critique
  • [58:43] Course Closing

What? My site is no longer on the first screen of Google search returns, what happened? OR Why you need to get your site launched in RWD or Google will penalize your mobile search returns

Solutions Group Date: April 9, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:12] What Is Happening?
  • [14:35] What Is the Impact on Your Site?
  • [29:33] What Steps Can You Take to Address This?
  • [55:30] What Are We Doing Going Forward?
  • [58:53] How To: Preview Your Site in RWD and Use the Content Optimizer

RWD Pilots Lessons Learned & Upgrade Updates

Solutions Group Date: April 24, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kristina Lively, Jessica Kane, Jerod Sikorskyj, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:10] Law School Lessons Learned
  • [13:26] International Admissions Lessons Learned
  • [28:34] How to Prepare Your Site for RWD
  • [32:04] Upgrade Information and Updates
  • [51:21] Course Closing

RWD Technical Standards Overview Part 2 (2/13/2014)

Presenters: Kevin Eye, Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:38] Break Points
  • [16:50] Images in RWD
  • [36:44] Content Optimization Component

RWD Technical Standards Overview (1/30/2014)

Presenters: Kevin Eye, Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:14] Navigation Problems and Progress
  • [13:20] Plans to Address Problem and Feedback
  • [29:27] Preparing for RWD

Advanced Features

Using the New UB Calendar to Market Your Events

Solutions Group Date: July 13, 2017

Presenters:  Nick Peterson, Kevin Eye & Tracey Eastman

Index:

  • [0:15] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [0:55] Overview of New UB Calendar - https://activecalendar.com/features/
  • [15:17] How the New Calendar will integrate with the UBCMS 
  • [29:42] Walking through how to create an event

Published July 13, 2017

These training sessions are for contributors to UB's online Event Calendar (calendar.buffalo.edu). For more information on the UB Event Calendar, please see the Calendar Support page:  https://ubcms.buffalo.edu/calendar

Presenter:  Erica Berman, Active Calendar

Regular Contributor Training

Training for Regular Contributors of calendar content and events. This training focuses on navigating the calendar, both the visible front-end and the administrative back-end, specifically the Events Dashboard. Participants will learn how to create and submit events as well as manage their profile. This training will focus on populating the fields necessary for event creation & feed generation. Regular Contributors will not have publishing permission but your event submissions will go into a queue for review and publishing. 

  • Navigating the Front-End Calendar
  • Logging in
  • My Profile
  • Create an Event
  • Simple Event
  • Series Event
  • Event  Dashboard
  • Edit an event
  • Copy an event

Power Contributor Training

The Power Contributor has all the permissions of the Regular Contributor but with the added benefit to publish their own events. This user can create, edit and publish events but should not edit or publish events submitted by other users.  Power Users should attend the session for Regular Users as a pre-requisite. This training will cover additional Event Options and Management.

Prerequisite: Regular Contributor Training

  • Event Dashboard – Advanced
  • Delete and Restore an event
  • Cancel an event

Unit Administrator Training

Unit Administrators will be responsible for approving events submitted by other users. In this training, Unit Admin’s will learn how to create and publish events as well as navigate the Events Dashboard to locate events by specific keywords or categories. This user will be able create and publish their own events in addition to approving or denying events submitted by regular users or other authors.

Prerequisite: Power Contributor Training

Feature Change: Please note that contrary to direction provided in training, "Schools" is now a Category rather than a Custom Field. 

Marketing your Event with the UB Calendar: DCT Solutions Group

Presenters:  Nick Peterson, Kevin Eye & Tracey Eastman

  • Overview of the new UB calendar
  • How the new calendar will integrate with the UBCMS 
  • Walk-through how to create an event

Input Session: New Functionality for Advanced Users and Developers, incl. Launches

Solutions Group Date: May 14, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:45] Launches
  • [21:45] Dynamic List Builder
  • [52:00] Shared Content Tip

Bringing external content into your site

Solutions Group Date: January 8, 2015

Presenter: Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:18] Events
  • [7:09] RSS Feeds
  • [18:05] Social Media Feeds

Embedding II: Accessing UBCMS Content via REST APIs

Solutions Group Date: July 31, 2014

Presenter: Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [4:01] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [5:40] REST API Embedding
  • [59:48] Course Closing

Embedding

Solutions Group Date: May 8, 2014

Presenter: Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:57] External Embed Component
  • [54:41] Questions and Course Closing

Stewardship Planning

Introducing our Universal Analytics pilot | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: January 12, 2017

Presenters:  Becky Vardaman (Converge Consulting), Jessica Kane & Rebecca Bernstein 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [5:50]  Introducing our Universal Analytics Pilot

          Reference Links  

          Lessons Learned 

  • [42:48]  Lessons Learned from our Brand Pilots: Rethinking how we delivering information by utlizing tabs
          Progress on Brand Pilot Rollout 
  • [53:34]  Progress on our Brand Pilot Rollout (and some great news about our new IA structures)

Using Data to Drive Change: SAP Site Transformation AND Understanding how DCT Help Desk works

Solutions Group Date: February 11, 2016

Presenters:  Doug McCallum, Rebecca Bernstein, Hugh Jarvis and Damian Dolce

Index:

  • [1:53] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:26] State of the Web – School of Architecture and Planning
  • [32:35] Understanding how DCT Help Desk works
  • [56:38] Course Closing

 

Building your site is not complete at launch, it is just starting

Solutions Group Date: December 10, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:57] Stewardship Definition
  • [2:21] Planning and Coordination
  • [20:00] How Do I Create Reports to Help Manage My Site?
  • [53:57] Planned and Responsive Content Updates
  • [1:01:02] Course Closing

 

Workflow Pilot Special Session

Solutions Group Date: June 11, 2015

Presenters: Kevin Eye, Mary Skalicky & Rebecca Bernstein

Index:

  • [01:30] Course Welcome and Introduction         
  • [04:15] Train on how to use and edit
  • [57:15] Set expectations for pilot

Input Session: New Functionality for Advanced Users and Developers, incl. Launches

Solutions Group Date: May 14, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:45] Launches
  • [21:45] Dynamic List Builder
  • [52:00] Shared Content Tip

Stewardship Master Class

Solutions Group Date: November 13, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:17] Planning
  • [33:37] Tools

How to: using News and Tags & New UBCMS Features

Solutions Group Date: September 11, 2014

Presenters: Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [1:20] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:37] What Makes Good News
  • [14:42] Giving Your News Presence
  • [22:22] How to Set It All Up
  • [55:11] Slide Deck Demonstration
  • [58:55] Photo Gallery Slideshow Demonstration
  • [59:45] Course Closing

Planning and Using Shared Content

Solutions Group Date: August 14, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Tim Nabzdyk, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:15] What Is Shared Content?
  • [8:23] What Are the Three Types?
  • [14:01] How to Strategize Using Shared Content
  • [28:27] Different Template Types
  • [41:48] How Shared Content Displays in Different Areas
  • [49:28] Tips
  • [1:15:13] Course Closing

Lessons for Optimization: Tips you wish you knew before you started

Solutions Group Date: July 17, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Ann Whitcher-Gentzke

Index:

  • [0:04] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:14] Strong Home Pages
  • [24:55] Making Content Findable
  • [34:50] Smart Stewardship Practices
  • [40:26] Leveraged Solutions
  • [48:26] Understanding Page Structure
  • [1:01:01] Testing at Every Step
  • [1:08:23] That Extra Polish
  • [1:15:59] Course Closing

Smart Stewardship Using Lists and Upgrade Testing

Solutions Group Date: May 22, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Tim Nabzdyk, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:25] List Building Component
  • [45:29] Testing Information
  • [1:05:50] Course Closing

Analytics and Testing

Introducing our Universal Analytics pilot | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: January 12, 2017

Presenters:  Becky Vardaman (Converge Consulting), Jessica Kane & Rebecca Bernstein 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [5:50]  Introducing our Universal Analytics Pilot

          Reference Links  

          Lessons Learned 

  • [42:48]  Lessons Learned from our Brand Pilots: Rethinking how we delivering information by utlizing tabs
          Progress on Brand Pilot Rollout 
  • [53:34]  Progress on our Brand Pilot Rollout (and some great news about our new IA structures)

Brand UI Preview - Continued Evolution | Unit Brand Lessons Learned

Solutions Group Date: December 8, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein, Joseph Didomizio, Holly Acito, Jackie Hausler & Nick Peterson 

Index:

  • [0:00]  Course Welcome and Introduction

          Lessons Learned 

  • [01:44]  Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement:  How our business strategy changed once we examined our focus
  • [15:25]  School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:  Using analytics to narrow our selection of key pages
  • [30:00]  School of Public Health and Health Professions:  Considerations for elevating how your information architecture (IA) performs for your users 
  • [39:33]  School of Public Health and Health Professions: HOW we are changing our story telling efforts (hint: it has to do with videos)

Brand UI Preview

  • [47:34]  Brand UI: Sharing our thoughts as we evolve the UI

 

Testing Your Site Changes | Writing for our International Audience | New Tab Component

Solutions Group Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter:  Jessica Kane, Mark Busch, Tim Nabzdyk & Nick Peterson

Index:

  • [0:18]   Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:48]   Getting Back to Basics: Writing for an International Audience
  • [20:58]  Case Study: How University Life And Services does Nimble Iterative User Tests to Inform Their Site Architecture
  • [45:15]  Elevating Your Site Performance Through Testing and Assessment
  • [1:00:40]  New Component that will quickly become EVERYONE’s go to favorite: Tabs (or fondly known previously as the Switch tab Component) along with some application ideas

Getting Ready for the UB Brand: Assessing Your Site with Google Analytics

Solutions Group Date: May 19, 2016

Presenter:  Rebecca Bernstein

Index:

Preparing for the UB Brand Transformation

Solutions Group Date: April 14, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein & Elena Conti-Blatto

Index:

  • [0:47] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [4:05] Understanding UB’s Branding Initiative
  • [31:30] UB Identity and Brand Guidelines
  • [52:25] What Will Happen and When
  • [1:00:52] What You Can Do to Prepare 

Using Data to Drive Change: SAP Site Transformation AND Understanding how DCT Help Desk works

Solutions Group Date: February 11, 2016

Presenters:  Doug McCallum, Rebecca Bernstein, Hugh Jarvis and Damian Dolce

Index:

  • [1:53] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:26] State of the Web – School of Architecture and Planning
  • [32:35] Understanding how DCT Help Desk works
  • [56:38] Course Closing

 

Using Google Ad Words

Solutions Group Date: April 28, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Tracey Eastman, Law School

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:15] Introduction to Google AdWords
  • [9:57] Law School Google AdWords Project Overview
  • [18:56] Developing the Keywords
  • [30:25] Landing Pages and Analytics
  • [41:00] Overall Benefits and Moving Forward
  • [44:22] Questions
  • [53:11] Course Closing

What? My site is no longer on the first screen of Google search returns, what happened? OR Why you need to get your site launched in RWD or Google will penalize your mobile search returns

Solutions Group Date: April 9, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Nick Peterson, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:12] What Is Happening?
  • [14:35] What Is the Impact on Your Site?
  • [29:33] What Steps Can You Take to Address This?
  • [55:30] What Are We Doing Going Forward?
  • [58:53] How To: Preview Your Site in RWD and Use the Content Optimizer

Analytics for your site

Solutions Group Date: February 12, 2015

Presenter: Tim Nabzdyk

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [1:05] Data Collection
  • [8:30] Metrics
  • [27:40] Analysis

Promoting Your Site

Using the New UB Calendar to Market Your Events

Solutions Group Date: July 13, 2017

Presenters:  Nick Peterson, Kevin Eye & Tracey Eastman

Index:

  • [0:15] Course Welcome and Introduction 
  • [0:55] Overview of New UB Calendar - https://activecalendar.com/features/
  • [15:17] How the New Calendar will integrate with the UBCMS 
  • [29:42] Walking through how to create an event

Published July 13, 2017

These training sessions are for contributors to UB's online Event Calendar (calendar.buffalo.edu). For more information on the UB Event Calendar, please see the Calendar Support page:  https://ubcms.buffalo.edu/calendar

Presenter:  Erica Berman, Active Calendar

Regular Contributor Training

Training for Regular Contributors of calendar content and events. This training focuses on navigating the calendar, both the visible front-end and the administrative back-end, specifically the Events Dashboard. Participants will learn how to create and submit events as well as manage their profile. This training will focus on populating the fields necessary for event creation & feed generation. Regular Contributors will not have publishing permission but your event submissions will go into a queue for review and publishing. 

  • Navigating the Front-End Calendar
  • Logging in
  • My Profile
  • Create an Event
  • Simple Event
  • Series Event
  • Event  Dashboard
  • Edit an event
  • Copy an event

Power Contributor Training

The Power Contributor has all the permissions of the Regular Contributor but with the added benefit to publish their own events. This user can create, edit and publish events but should not edit or publish events submitted by other users.  Power Users should attend the session for Regular Users as a pre-requisite. This training will cover additional Event Options and Management.

Prerequisite: Regular Contributor Training

  • Event Dashboard – Advanced
  • Delete and Restore an event
  • Cancel an event

Unit Administrator Training

Unit Administrators will be responsible for approving events submitted by other users. In this training, Unit Admin’s will learn how to create and publish events as well as navigate the Events Dashboard to locate events by specific keywords or categories. This user will be able create and publish their own events in addition to approving or denying events submitted by regular users or other authors.

Prerequisite: Power Contributor Training

Feature Change: Please note that contrary to direction provided in training, "Schools" is now a Category rather than a Custom Field. 

Marketing your Event with the UB Calendar: DCT Solutions Group

Presenters:  Nick Peterson, Kevin Eye & Tracey Eastman

  • Overview of the new UB calendar
  • How the new calendar will integrate with the UBCMS 
  • Walk-through how to create an event

Using Google Ad Words

Solutions Group Date: April 28, 2015

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Tracey Eastman, Law School

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:15] Introduction to Google AdWords
  • [9:57] Law School Google AdWords Project Overview
  • [18:56] Developing the Keywords
  • [30:25] Landing Pages and Analytics
  • [41:00] Overall Benefits and Moving Forward
  • [44:22] Questions
  • [53:11] Course Closing

Understanding DCT Operations

WINGS DECOMMISSION | Information session for Units that currently have sites on the Wings Server

Solutions Group Date: October 13, 2016

Presenters:  Rebecca Bernstein & Christina Candlena

Index:

  • [0:28]    Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [2:30]    Overview why we are decommissioning WINGS
  • [6:16]    Outline the migration choices for official and other sites and help you identify the right choice for your needs
  • [7:32]    Describe the new Rapid Migration tier for the UBCMS
  • [16:54]   Describe the new WebApp server
  • [20:00]   Introducing WordPress
  • [20:58]   Review timetable and next steps

 

Using Data to Drive Change: SAP Site Transformation AND Understanding how DCT Help Desk works

Solutions Group Date: February 11, 2016

Presenters:  Doug McCallum, Rebecca Bernstein, Hugh Jarvis and Damian Dolce

Index:

  • [1:53] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [3:26] State of the Web – School of Architecture and Planning
  • [32:35] Understanding how DCT Help Desk works
  • [56:38] Course Closing

 

How our infrastructure, back up and redundancies are set up

Solutions Group Date: January 14, 2016

Presenter: Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [0:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [0:35] UBCMS Architecture
  • [55:53] Course Closing

 

What do we need next?

Solutions Group Date: June 19, 2014

Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Kevin Eye

Index:

  • [6:53] Course Welcome and Introduction
  • [7:27] Solutions Group Timing and Format
  • [9:49] How Do We “Triage” and Prioritize?
  • [22:17] Planned Projects
  • [33:27] What Can We Do With 5.6?
  • [44:18] Your Ideas
  • [52:42] Course Closing

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