Web Workshop Day - October 25, 2012
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Email Newsletters (8:30am in KC 2204)
Presented by Kelley Rogers - Session Buddy: Gray
Considering an email newsletter for your department, or looking for ways to improve what you’ve already got? We’ll go over some best practices, tips and tricks, and walk through the creation of an email newsletter. Using past campaigns’ analytics to improve future emails will also be covered.
Photos & Images for the Web (8:30am in KC 2263)
Presented by Dave Poortvliet - Session Buddy: Brent
OMG you just caught the perfect photo of your new kitten asleep in your slipper and you need to get it on your web site asap! In this session we’ll show you how to rotate, crop resize and optimize photos for web sites using free photo editing software, as well as not-so-free software like photoshop. We’ll also share some resources where you can find copyright free photos & images.
A CMS Overview (8:30am in KC 2215/2216)
Presented by Daniel Slaughter - Session Buddy: Nick
Did you know the GVSU Web Team offers an opportunity to easily make and maintain a website for your department? Learn everything the Content Management System (CMS) has to offer, from basic to advance topics, with tips, tricks, and customization.
Ben and Dave Review Your Site (9:30am in KC 2215/2216)
Presented by Ben Rapin and Dave Poortvliet - Session Buddy: Vincenzo
Let’s make your site even better than a double rainbow! Are you brave enough to show your site in front of the class? If so, let’s talk about what you are doing well, and the areas you could possibly improve on. Class participation is encouraged! Share your suggestions and see what others at GVSU are doing on their web sites.
Working with the Web Team (9:30am in KC 2263)
Presented by Nick Nelson and Joe Vugteveen - Session Buddy: Thomas
We love making websites. We love making your website. In this session, we will talk about how we can work together to make your next project a success!
The CMS Editor (9:30am in KC 2204)
Presented by Brandon Ridge and Gray Gwizdz - Session Buddy: Brent
In this session we will be reviewing all of the different ways you can use the Editor to create rich content for your site in the CMS. In this presentation we will cover all of the functions that the editor has, help with migrating information from other documents to HTML, as well as provide specific advice for other problems you may have.
Search Engine Optimization - SEO (10:30am in KC 2204)
Presented by Dave Poortvliet - Session Buddy: Brandon
How can you get ranked higher in search engines? We’ll talk about the things you can control, outside influences, stuff built into the CMS, and things not to do.
Wrangle Your Content (10:30am KC 2215/2216)
Presented by Matt Reidsma - Session Buddy: Nick
Does your website have a lot of content? Is there too much? Not enough? Is it all up-to-date? Is is useful to your students and faculty? Not sure? Don't worry! Matthew Reidsma of the University Libraries will show you how to develop a strategy for creating and maintaining your content that will let you sleep easy at night.
Editing Source Code / HTML (10:30am KC 2263)
Presented by Vincenzo Pavano and Brent Swisher - Session Buddy: Thomas
In this session we will be reviewing basic HTML elements, and showing their uses in the source view of the CMS editor. An extension of “The Editor” session, we will go further in depth by reviewing fixes for common problems in the editor. Beginners Welcome!
Social Media (11:30am in KC 2204)
Presented by Leah Zuber & Nate Hoekstra - Session Buddy: Dave
What are GVSU's guidelines for using social media? What are the dos and don'ts while using social media? What is the appropriate application in a business setting? Are there pros and cons to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.?
e-commerce (11:30am in KC 2263)
Presented by Ben Rapin - Session Buddy: Daniel
Who doesn't like receiving money??? If your department wants to explore the option of taking payments for events, services, or products online then this session is for you. We'll demonstrate how several departments have used e-commerce successfully in the past and walk you through the process of getting your own online form.
Advanced CMS (11:30am in KC 2215/2216)
Presented by Brandon Ridge and Thomas Pikes - Session Buddy: Gray
Want to become a CMS master? In this session we will be discussing some advanced techniques and modules to make you a CMS master. We will be covering things like the header rotate module, header alerts, faculty staff directory, social media integration, user permissions and any other questions you may have.
Lunch with the Web Team + CMS 4 Discussion (12:30 in KC 2204)
Hungry for knowledge? So are we! Share your ideas about what you think should be in CMS 4. We’ll share some of the features we’re working on, let’s dive into more than just the many layers of your sandwich. (BYOL)
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