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New Events Calendar Update

We’re hoping to transition to Middlebury’s calendaring system very soon. To get ready for the change, we’ve now moved the process of scheduling and coordinating campus events online:

Mobile Website Improvements

We’re making some final changes to the mobile website in the next couple of days so that it will be ready for students and faculty to use when they return. If you would like to promote the link via blogs and social media starting next week, send your followers to m.miis.edu.

Web Style Guide Updated – From Rebecca

The updated web style guide lives at go.miis.edu/webstyle. There aren’t many surprises here, but there are more details about how to setup a good webpage, how to use the sidebar and carousel areas, how to setup stories, and so on. If you have any feedback, or think there should be any additions, please let me know.

New Video Production Guidelines – From Eric

Eric has written and posted new video production guidelines for campus events at go.miis.edu/videoguide. You can also work one-on-one with him on promotional and/or informational videos by completing the video request form: go.miis.edu/videorequest

Social Media Guidelines/Evaluation

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be publishing short social media guides for Facebook, Twitter, sites.miis.edu, Google+, and so on. Stay tuned for more information.

If you’re a social media account administrator, would you mind taking 15 minutes at the end of each month to complete our new evaluation forms for Twitter, Facebook, and sites.miis.edu? We would send email reminders to you at the end of each month with the links to these forms.

Any Other Ideas or Questions?

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MIIS Homepage News – New “Request Info” & “Apply Now” Buttons

How the Website Works – Third Party Code

  • Our Drupal CMS does not support embed codes from third party services for security reasons
  • Instead the Drupal community builds integrations with third party services through modules that our programmers at Middlebury review and adapt to our needs
  • All code changes and additions, whether they’re worked on by myself or our Middlebury programmers, are subject to review by at least one other programmer

Updated Web Request Queue – From Rebecca

  1. Admissions buttons for the MIIS homepage (May)
  2. Updates to our Video Overlay (May)
  3. Additional features added to several departmental blogs (May)
  4. Conditional Questions on Webforms (July)
  5. Background image for the Center for the Blue Economy homepage (July)
  6. Upgrades to the Frontier Market Scouts/Executive Education/Center for Blue Economy template (July/early August): 1) Move to three column format 2) Implement rotating banner
  7. Integrate analytics from MIIS website with our online application (July/August)

Admissions Section – Rebecca’s Top 5 Quick Wins

  1. Add new photos and captions throughout the section
  2. Add H2 sub-headings to webpages that currently have none
  3. Re-prioritize the content of the “Contact Us” webpage
  4. Move the “Request Info” and “Visit MIIS” webforms higher up in the navigation
  5. Utilize the Subpage List content type for the “Admissions Requirements” sub-pages to highlight the links within the text

Next Meeting: July 12th at 11am

Topics of discussion will include webforms, but please let me know if you would like to add anything else to the agenda!

 

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Web Strategy Meeting 05.17.12

Drupal Work Sessions Every Thursday (with Rebecca) & Friday (with Eric) from 2-4pm Next Meeting Thursday, June 14 at 11am Come prepared to discuss how we can improve the Admissions section of the MIIS website Web & Video Request Forms To request changes to website or blogging community (These should be changes that you cannot […]

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Web Strategy Meeting 05.03.12

Blue Titlecard has Changed! We’ll never have to look at green on blue text again! Please double check your sections over the next couple of weeks, adding photos to the top right corner if they’re currently missing. Web & Video Request Forms To request changes to website or blogging community (These should be changes that […]

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Web Strategy Meeting 04.19.12

Web Updates Careers section makeover completed Highlights include: More visual and interactive look and feel Streamlined navigation Customized story feeds (Quick note, so that the photos on the story feeds look consistent, I’m recommending a size of 238x180px for photos of News Room and MIIS Around the World stories.) Monterey Abroad Section Updates New look […]

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Web Strategy Meeting 03.22.11

Homepage Links/Buttons Mock-ups Taxonomy Doc Updated Learn more about our taxonomy terms and what they’re used to accomplish. Expanding our Color Pallette with Shanna Kesler Are you ready for Facebook’s makeover? This means you: Monterey Institute Intensive English Programs Middlebury-Monterey Summer Intensive College English Student Services at MIIS Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language Programs Center […]


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