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  • Technology & Development, Content Management

    Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: How Emergency Alerts Came to Be

    There’s no one better to help us determine the direction of our product than our customers. We launched our newest module on a trial basis, allowing customers to test it, provide feedback, and shape its future. Find out what we learned from the trial participants and how we used that information to develop a best-in-class website emergency notification system.

  • Technology & Development

    The Skinny on "Lean"

    Here at OmniUpdate, our product development process reflects something very simple, yet integral to our mission: in order to develop products our customers really want, they must be involved in the process. We are incredibly lucky to have such a collaborative user community. This past April, we took customer engagement to the next level when we released version 0 of our newest module, OU Alerts.

  • Usability, Marketing & Recruitment

    How to Write Content That Engages Students

    Robert Feighl, Webmaster and Faculty Member at National Park College, gave a thought-provoking presentation at our 2016 OmniUpdate User Training Conference (#OUTC16). He described his recent adventure in redesigning the college’s website by structuring content based on student interests. Check out his valuable insights.

  • News & Events

    #OUTC16 Spotlight: Community

    The weeks after OUTC ends are always bittersweet. It is during these weeks that it hits me hard — we have to wait an entire year until we are all gathered together again. It is also during these weeks that it hits me — OUTC isn’t only about product info, presentations, workshops, and parties. It is about community.

  • News & Events

    #OUTC16 Spotlight: 5 of LA's Best Kept Secrets

    With OUTC16 less than one week away, I know many of you are busy making travel plans. With so much to do and see in Downtown Los Angeles, how do you decide? If you’re looking for local fun and culture, be sure to check out these five marvelous, unique hot spots for mingling, drinks, dining, and sightseeing.

  • News & Events

    #OUTC16 Spotlight: Events

    With the 2016 OmniUpdate User Training Conference less than two weeks away, we are all buzzing with anticipation and excitement! There is so much to look forward to – the sessions, the workshops, and of course the after-hour events. Here’s a sneak peek of the fun.

  • News & Events

    #OUTC16 Spotlight: Peer Presentations

    Presentations at the OmniUpdate User Training Conference aren’t just about delivering information — they are about putting you in touch with others who experience the same challenges you face. The presenters are eager to engage with you too. Find out what they are most excited to share at the conference!

  • News & Events

    #OUTC16 Spotlight: Workshops

    The early-bird registration deadline for the 2016 OmniUpdate User Training Conference is quickly approaching, so I know many of you are trying to decide which workshops to take. With so many great options, how do you choose? Luckily, we created tracks to help you build your schedule. If you'd like to learn which track suits you best, read on!

  • News & Events

    Treat Yo Self to OUTC16 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget buying a gift for a very important person… You! In the famous words of Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle from Parks and Recreation, it is of the utmost importance that you “Treat Yo Self!” Well, there’s no better gift than a trip to sunny California for the 2016 OmniUpdate User Training Conference.

  • News & Events

    How Pepperdine Uses Social Media as an Effective Marketing and Recruitment Tool

    With students and alumni steeped in the digital media realm, colleges and universities must make social media a priority. There are ways to successfully manage and utilize multiple channels in your marketing and recruitment efforts. How? We got the lowdown from Noelle Seybert, Social Media Manager at Pepperdine University.

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