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  • Deque University Online Educational Platform

    Published February 5, 2020

    Deque University provides comprehensive training on a wide variety of topics including web accessibility, document accessibility, accessibility testing, and more. The full curriculum contains over 30 courses that will be valuable to web developers, content editors, and all faculty and staff who create online materials. UB will have access to the full curriculum which is available on Deque's website.

    To request access, please complete the form at https://ubuffalo.formstack.com/forms/deque_univ_signup.

     

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Accessibility

  • Deque University Online Educational Platform

    Published February 5, 2020

    Deque University provides comprehensive training on a wide variety of topics including web accessibility, document accessibility, accessibility testing, and more. The full curriculum contains over 30 courses that will be valuable to web developers, content editors, and all faculty and staff who create online materials. UB will have access to the full curriculum which is available on Deque's website.

    To request access, please complete the form at https://ubuffalo.formstack.com/forms/deque_univ_signup.

     

  • OCR Complaint Remediation | Creating Accessible PDFs (1/10/2019)

    Solutions Group Date: January 10, 2019

    Presenters: Mark Greenfield (Web Accessibility Officer) and Kim Behun (Web Accessibility Coordinator)

    Index:      

    • [0:00] OCR Compliant Remediation (Mark Greenfield)
    • [18:01] Creating Accessible PDFs (Kim Behun)
  • UBCMS 6.3 Upgrade & Web Accessibility Update (3/8/2018)

    Solutions Group Date: March 8, 2018

    Presenters: Mark Greenfield - Digital Strategist, Nick Peterson, Hugh Jarvis, Kevin Eye

    Index:      

    • [0:00 ] Welcome and Intro 
    • [01:36] Web Accessibility Update 
    • [23:35] UBCMS 6.3 Upgrade Info
  • Making Sure Your Content Is Accessible, It’s The Law (5/11/2017)

    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: What you really should know

Building your Business Strategy and Messaging

  • Brand to Life (8/11/2016)

    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
  • Getting Started Using the Brand | Unit Brand Lessons Learned (3/9/2017)

    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
  • Brand UI Preview - Continued Evolution | Unit Brand Lessons Learned (12/8/2016)

    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

     

  • Best Practices: Crafting your Business Strategy and Messages (3/12/2015)

    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

Understanding and Applying the UB Brand

Best Practices: Learning From Your Peers

Content Development

  • Brand UI Preview - Continued Evolution | Unit Brand Lessons Learned (12/8/2016)

    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 (9/8/2016)

    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
  • Brand to Life (8/11/2016)

    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 (7/14/2016)

    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 (1/8/2015)

    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
  • Planning and Using Shared Content (8/14/2014)

    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 (7/17/2014)

    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 (6/5/2014)

    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 (3/27/2014)

    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
  • OCR Complaint Remediation | Creating Accessible PDFs (1/10/2019)

    Solutions Group Date: January 10, 2019

    Presenters: Mark Greenfield (Web Accessibility Officer) and Kim Behun (Web Accessibility Coordinator)

    Index:      

    • [0:00] OCR Compliant Remediation (Mark Greenfield)
    • [18:01] Creating Accessible PDFs (Kim Behun)
  • Captioning YouTube Videos (10/5/2017)

    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 (9/27/2017)

    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 (9/21/2017)

    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 (5/11/2017)

    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

Tagging

  • Tagging (12/11/2014)

    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

Using Images

Using Lists

  • Input Session: New Functionality for Advanced Users and Developers, incl. Launches (5/14/2015)

    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 (12/11/2014)

    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
  • Lessons for Optimization: Tips you wish you knew before you started (7/17/2014)

    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 (5/22/2014)

    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

  • OCR Complaint Remediation | Creating Accessible PDFs (1/10/2019)

    Solutions Group Date: January 10, 2019

    Presenters: Mark Greenfield (Web Accessibility Officer) and Kim Behun (Web Accessibility Coordinator)

    Index:      

    • [0:00] OCR Compliant Remediation (Mark Greenfield)
    • [18:01] Creating Accessible PDFs (Kim Behun)
  • Using Panopto for Video Content | Testing Your Site for Compatibility with https (5/10/2018)

    Solutions Group Date: May 10, 2018

    Presenters: Linda Kingsbury, Beth Fellendorf IT Customer Service Manager, Hugh Jarvis, Kevin Eye

    Index:      

    • [0:00 ] Welcome and Intro 
    • [01:07] Recording With Panopto 
    • [20:20] How to Embed Panopto in the UBCMS
    • [33:00] Testing Your Site for Compatibility with https

     

  • Captioning YouTube Videos (10/5/2017)

    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 (9/27/2017)

    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 (9/21/2017)

    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 (7/13/2017)

    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 (5/11/2017)

    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 (3/24/2017)

    Solutions Group Date: March 24, 2017

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

    Index:

    • [00:00] Course Welcome and Introduction
    • [01:08] The differences between Wings and WebApps  
    • [06:43] Demo
    • [59:00] 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 (1/12/2017)

    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 utilizing 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 (12/10/2015)

    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

     

  • Input Session: New Functionality for Advanced Users and Developers, incl. Launches (5/14/2015)

    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
  • Tools you can use: New Features and Component (10/9/2014)

    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
  • Using Formstack (3/13/2014)

    Solutions Group Date: March 13, 2014

    Presenters: Rebecca Bernstein, Jessica Kane, Tim Nabzdyk

    Although this video may contain an outdated user interface design, the principles are still relevant to use in the UBCMS.

    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)

Advanced Features

  • Using the new UB Calendar to market your events (7/13/2017)

    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 (5/14/2015)

    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 (1/8/2015)

    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 (7/31/2014)

    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 (5/8/2014)

    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

Analytics and Testing

Promoting Your Site

  • Using the new UB Calendar to market your events (7/13/2017)

    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 (4/28/2015)

    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