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  • 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

    University of North Carolina School of the Arts Website in the Running for a Webby Award

    We are excited to announce that our customer University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is nominated for a Webby Award in the category of General Website: School/University. The Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Pretty cool just to be nominated. If you’d like to show your support, cast your vote for UNCSA by April 21! Here’s their story…

  • Marketing & Recruitment, Research

    How Far Behind Is Too Far Behind?

    You realize your institution’s website needs a facelift—but it’s still functioning, so any needed improvements get put on the back burner while available funds are used on other, seemingly more urgent, projects. How long can you put it off? A new study by Digital Clarity Group, available for free download on our website, explains why colleges and universities need to prioritize their web presence as students’ digital expectations are on a rapid rise.

  • Technology & Development, Web Design

    Building Successful Websites from the Ground Up

    At #OUTC16, Michael Chameides, Website Manager for Bard College at Simon’s Rock, gave a presentation on his experience designing for the CMS. Subjects included pattern libraries, OU Campus functionality, dynamic content, and agile development. Read on to learn about the strategies he has found to create efficiently running websites.

  • Usability, Content Management

    The Welcoming Website Part 4: Collaborating Across Campus

    I am happy to end my blog series on web accessibility with a post that focuses on collaboration, a cornerstone of Universal Design and disability activism. Like all other campus initiatives, ensuring that physical and digital spaces remain accessible requires cooperation from everyone on campus. Here are some ideas on how to make web accessibility a priority for your institution.

  • 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.

  • Technology & Development, Content Management

    New in OU Campus: Gadgets, Tag Management, Mobile Administration, and More

    Spring has sprung a little early here at OmniUpdate with the release of OU Campus™ version 10.4, which includes enhancements to LDP Forms, a Tag Management feature, and two new gadgets that will enrich the user experience. Plus, we also are releasing OU Campus™ for Mobile, giving users administrative and workflow functionality on the go.

  • Usability

    The Welcoming Website Part 3: Making the Most of Accessibility Check

    If you have been making regular accessibility checks on your institution’s web pages, you may be familiar with some of the language and common issues of web accessibility. OmniUpdate’s OU Campus provides an Accessibility Check tool that can help reveal code-level accessibility issues to thoroughly address accessibility compliance.

  • 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.

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