Category: Digital Learning Commons

Google Analytics Glossary

How Visitors Find Your Website Traffic Sources: Direct vs. Referral Traffic sources show you how users got to your site, and in Google Analytics are split into direct and referral traffic. Direct Traffic is made up of visitors that type a URL directly into the address bar, select an auto-complete option when typing the URL, or […]

Mind Mapping 101

Mind mapping sounds like something diabolical scientists do… but in actuality, it’s a simple tool to process the scope of work and direction for any project or idea. Like your average brainstorm, it usually starts with a circle in the center of a blank page, and expands with arrows out from the center connecting other free floating ideas, eventually […]

SEO & Web Content Guidelines

Content Keywords incorporated, but appropriately spaced When applicable, full program title included in content Full names referenced before acronym use Link to program requirements included on program pages Location specified when appropriate Carousel items removed where possible to speed page loading Hyperlinks Keywords used in hyperlinked text rather than “click here” Keywords used in hyperlink […]

Drupal Training

So you want to build/edit a page with Drupal? Here’s a brief overview to help you get started. Enjoy! [By Jeremy Borgia] Need help? Make an Appointment at the DLC! Table of Contents Logging on to Edit Mode Adding a New Page Adding/Editing Content Adding a Title & Heading Adding Text Sidebars Adding a Table […]

Digital Tools for Productivity & Time Management

Thursday, April 2nd, 12:00-1:00pm in the DLC Design Space Are you happy with your productivity & time management? Great! For the rest of you, join us for “Digital Tools for Productivity & Time Management” to learn about the methods and mindset behind having a productive day & the digital tools that can help you accomplish […]

Design Thinking 101

Design thinking is key to maximizing both brainstorming potential and project direction. Thanks to the D-School at Stanford, the picture above highlights 5 simple steps to designing a better project or product. This blogpost however is not reiterate how to design think, but rather what design thinking can offer you. Here are 5 reasons why you […]

MIIS Happening is April 16!

MIIS Happening is a two hour Pecha Kucha-inspired event on Wednesday, April 16 from 12-2pm in the Holland Center featuring short 6 minute and 40 second (20 slides x 20 seconds) talks, by MIIS students, staff, and faculty.

Skill Print Questions

1. Before you begin filling in your map, answer the following questions: What do you spend a lot of time doing? What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? Download your own blank Skill Print Map! 2. Then start coloring! Peaks your emerging skills Valleys skills you feel more confident in Fault Lines points of […]

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