Web Strategy Meeting 08.09.2012

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. 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?

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 for Nonproliferation Studies
  • Digital Learning Commons

Drupal Work Session?

How does next Friday from 2pm-4pm work?

Web Strategy Meeting 03.08.12

Web Team Structure

Eric Morrow

  • Makes videos
  • Can assist with storytelling efforts
  • Manages the YouTube Channel

Rebecca Walters

  • Collaborates with Middlebury LIS to add new features to the MIIS website and mobile website
  • Manages the MIIS website homepage, tagging system, permissions, templates, etc.
  • Trains new web editors on the Drupal CMS
  • Works with web strategy team members and other departments on their web/social media needs
  • Manages the blogging community
  • Knowledgeable of basic SEO and Google analytics

Shanna Kesler

  • Manages the Academics section and works closely with the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education and the Graduate School of International Policy and Management
  • Writes for any graduate program landing pages
  • Knowledgeable of basic SEO and Google analytics

Web Strategy Meeting 02.09.12

Site Error

  • Photos, opening paragraphs, and sidebars disappear
  • Usually happens when the server’s being upgraded, or when it goes down
  • Be vigilant

Promoting Our Videos

with Eric Morrow

How to Create Digital Signs

  • Resize your Powerpoint or Keynote slide to 1920×1080
  • Get inspiration from these templates: Best of Fall 2011 Keynote OR Powerpoint
  • Signs are published on Monday mornings. Please submit your signs for the upcoming week by 10am on Monday morning.
  • If your GAs are working on the signs, they can schedule an appointment with our GAs (who make signs each week for DLC workshops) by emailing miisdlc@gmail.com to get some more inspiration.

New Buttons!

Small Buttons

Big Buttons

Photoshop Tutorial

  • Grab a Mac computer! Get your hands dirty 🙂
  • Who needs a copy of Photoshop? We’re taking orders.

Web Strategy Meeting 01.12.12

New Photos

Perfect for the Student Life, Admissions, and Financial Aid sections

Mobile Site Launch: m.miis.edu

  • You’ll see that the events calendar module hasn’t been posted yet.
  • There will be a few more changes to the Admissions pages, which currently link to our website.
  • Campus Blogs Section: now highlights the importance of unique, compelling content on the main blog feed (photos help too!)
  • Grab an iPhone, Android, iPad, or Computer
  • Current Google analytics stats on mobile
  • Check out this fun infographic about the future of mobile

MontereySTART: First Fully Funded Project

Looks like in the coming days we’ll see our first fully funded project on MontereySTART: the Nepal Practicum. Thanks to everyone who’s helped make this possible, and we look forward to continuing to work with students to promote their projects.

Campus Map Project

Updates from Anja

Giving Initiatives Makeover

You’ll see that the new “Giving Initiatives” layout provides one possible way of making content scannable when you’re giving the user more than 5 options to choose from. We’re currently using this layout for the “Careers by Field” landing page; it might also work on the “Scholarships” webpage.

Careers Story Feed

How we can use the Careers tag

Includes: Any story that involves alumni accomplishments or highlights a student’s professional development experiences

Excludes: Stories like the recap of the Peace Corps event, or the launch of the Executive Education program

Sites DOT MIISThe Middlebury Institute site network.