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Mid Month Memo: October 2019

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A newsletter-style blog published every third Wednesday of the month. In the Memo, you'll find practical advice and best practices for using your uConnect platform, inspiration from other partner schools, news from the uConnect community, and more! 

 

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

 

Yale University recently adopted the Outcome Data Visualization tool (ODV) to publicly and dynamically present undergraduate student career outcomes. But Yale's implementation looks a little different than others: their ODV tool is embedded directly onto the Office of Career Strategy website. To learn some background behind the decision to present the data in this way, we spoke with Jeanine Dames, Director of the Office of Career Strategy at Yale University and Associate Dean at Yale College.

Yale ODV“For the past few years, we have been searching for an interactive and clear way to show our Yale College outcomes by year and major. Yale’s Office of Career Strategy constantly receives requests from faculty, staff, students, media, and others for this information and although we publish detailed reports, we sought a tool that could be public on our website and allow the user to find what they needed when they needed it. Enter uConnect, who we met at a conference and was impressed immediately with their outcomes data visualization tool!  

Not only is the tool clear and interactive, but we can control what we display. That was particularly important to us because we have some unique data points, such as the time of year graduating students secured their post-graduate opportunity and the size of the employing organization. It was also important for us to imbed the tool into our existing website because the look and feel of our website is consistent among several Yale College departments.  That wasn’t a problem either and uConnect set up an iframe to make it happen quickly, a process which our technology director called “one of the easiest integrations we have ever had.” uConnect was a fantastic partner at every step and we now have a fully interactive self-service tool that looks like it was made just for us!”

 

 

Thanks so much for sharing Jeanine! You can check out Yale's Outcome Data Visualization tool on their site here

And if you want to learn more about outcome data visualization and why we think it's so important, give this a read. You can also always send us a message at support@gouconnect.com. 

 

 

 

UCONNECT DIY

 

Based on feedback from the uConnect community, we are excited to announce that we have  developed a new feature that will help you reach highly specific target audiences: Inclusive vs. Exclusive tagging. This feature allows you to reach very specialized audiences and to deliver specific content to specific groups.  It’ll help scale your impact on your community by keeping your communication highly relevant and your users engaged! 

In this month’s DIY episode, we are going to walk you through using this new feature, the difference between Inclusive and Exclusive Community tagging, and how this all looks from your end

Inclusive vs. Exclusive tagging can affect the following workflows in your platform: 

  1. Custom Emails
  2. Automated Newsletters
  3. Filtering

 

We recommend reading this article AND watching the video below to learn the ins and outs of Inclusive vs. Exclusive tagging. 

 

NOTE: The default in your uConnect platform is set to ‘OR’ which is the more inclusive method 

 

Have any lingering questions? Contact support@gouconnect.com, and a team member will be happy to assist you! 

 

DIY

PARTNERSHIP

 PARTNERSHIP

Welcome to the newest members of the uConnect community! Great things are ahead. 

 

 

UCONNECT BIRTHDAYS

 

The following partner schools are having their uConnect birthdays (aka anniversary of platform kickoff, but more fun). 

Happy 4th Birthday to: 

Happy 3rd Birthday to: 

 

 

KB

 

Check out articles published over the past month and get in the know!

 
September 2019 Features and Updates
October 2019 Features and Updates

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