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    Ready to Kick Your Alumni Engagement Up a Notch?

    Alumni play a key role in advancement for higher education institutions, but connecting with them can often be difficult. If you’re looking for a new way to increase alumni engagement, Higher Ed Live's episode featuring Stony Brook University’s 40 Under Forty program may be just the ticket.

  • 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!

  • Usability, News & Events

    Looking to Improve Your Site's Accessibility? Higher Ed Live Has You Covered

    It’s awesome to have a website that looks great, but what happens if the content is not accessible to all visitors? Your website should be an extension of your physical campus and be a level playing field for all visitors. Check out Higher Ed Live’s Special Edition episode on Universal Design for great tips on making your site more accessible.

  • Marketing & Recruitment, Research

    What Are Your Prospective Students' Mobile Habits? Survey Says...

    Like most colleges and universities, you’ve probably watched a steady increase in the number of visitors coming to your website on mobile devices. Ever wonder what that trend looks like among prospective students? Find out what they are doing on their phones and what it means for you in the admissions process.

  • Content Management, Web Design

    Quick Fixes with Media Queries

    Most sites have it — that one strange screen width that sends your content shooting off the side of the display and into the next office. Or the font that doesn’t resize properly and pushes content down the page. It can happen to anyone. Here are a few tips on how to solve these issues in OU Campus. It's pretty basic stuff.

  • 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

    Culture Shift: Building Real and Lasting Relationships

    In the past year since I joined OmniUpdate, I’ve enjoyed a tremendous shift in culture from what I’m used to. Of course, some of that was to be expected… I spent almost 17 years at IBM. There was little chance it would be the same.

  • Usability

    The Welcoming Website Part 2: Assessing Accessibility

    Taking stock of your current website is the next step in making your digital campus environment as welcoming as possible. Once your institution has committed to regular accessibility reviews, follow my top tips for developing an accessibility review plan.

  • 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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