We’ll be transitioning over the summer to Middlebury’s calendaring system. Preview our test calendar. Departments will submit their event info through a webform to be scheduled on the public facing calendar.
Campus Map Update
by Anja Mondragon
Progress with SketchUp
How to Contribute
Online Video Content Report
by Eric Morrow
Traffic sources report
Drupal Taxonomy Review
Learn more about our taxonomy terms and what they’re used to accomplish.
Now that we have both MiddMedia and YouTube as video servers, I think that we should make our YouTube presence solely a recruiting tool. Any informational videos for current students – such as “Graduating Student Sessions” – or other internal campus audiences can be hosted on MiddMedia.
Please mark your calendars: Anna and I would like to reserve the week of December 5th to promote MontereySTART projects on Facebook and Twitter.
With so many people from various departments using our social media accounts, I’m wondering if we’re posting the most compelling stories. For example, on Twitter I not only post the news stories, but also student blogs, Communique stories, & YouTube videos. Maybe we could think about doing the same for Facebook?
Our own audio and video hosting platform, where we don’t have to worry about YouTube showing advertisements or making claims to our original content.
Anyone can log-in with their Midd username and password and receive 500MB of space automatically, with the option to upgrade.
Here’s why this might be useful:
Web Focus Group Results
Interesting Fact: only 50% of the students reported having mobile phones with access to the web. Otherwise, not much changed in terms of social networking: Everyone still uses Facebook and YouTube, with light usage of Twitter and uncertainty about Google+.
5 Bold Steps to Improve MIIS.edu
Review curriculum info for all programs
Review the financial aid webpages (and add photos?)
Update info about our integration with Middlebury
Revisit the “Be the Solution: Areas of Study” (for the big wigs)
Change “Community” to “Student Life” in the global navigation
Bonus Step: Check for broken links
Bonus Step 2: Re-create the campus map
Bonus Step 3: Watch out for that pesky error on faculty program pages
And the most important step of all
Come to the next web strategy meeting when we’ll have a working session to help everyone add perfectly cropped and sized photos to their webpages! Yay!
The new MontereySTART micro-philanthropy site is ready for student applications. We’ve gotten interest from the Seaside Peace Resource Center project, Team El Salvador, Team Peru, and the Conflict Resolution Association – but we still need more student projects so that we can compete with Middlebury.
Digital Signs – Publicize Your Campus Events
Slides can be made in Keynote or Powerpoint (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Image Optimization: A fancy term that highlights the fact it’s important to crop and resize your images before you upload them to the site. The recommended width for most photos is 240 pixels. If you need help with photo editing, it’s possible crop and resize your photos in only five minutes.
Before you upload your photos OR files to the site, please title them using ONLY lowercase letters with an underscore “_” between words. (Ex. “davis_fellowship_application”)