One university's journey to evolve their platform 🏛️, a way to engage your community 📩, and so much more! Check out May's Mid Month Memo here!
Your uConnect platform is always evolving. Whether it be incorporating a newly released feature (like from April's Features & Updates!) or a change to the way that you support your community, we're here to help you adapt and grow.
With 2020's transition to all things digital, the University of Denver decided that they'd like to revamp their platform to better cater to their newly virtual learners. Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career and Professional Development, Heidi Perman, shared of their decision to actively evolve their platform that: "[w]ith a move to a virtual environment, it was clear we needed to enhance the content and organization of our website to make it easier to navigate for our student and alumni clients."
The DU team added static blocks to make their Communities more visually dynamic, accordion text to conserve valuable space, additional widgets to replace static text, among other updates. Perman included that taking the project step-by-step was key for their success. "By breaking the project into two phases the redesign was manageable for our team during a busy time. During the first phase, we redesigned the architecture to more comprehensively serve the needs of our diverse audiences. During the second phase, we worked with the Uconnect team to design templates for each page that displayed content in a more visually appealing manner for our guests."
Perman continued that, "[t]he Uconnect team helped us understand how we could better use community pages and widgets within the platform to create a more robust site for our campus community. The Uconnect team provided outstanding customer service every step of the way to ensure our overhaul was a seamless process and to share tips for ensuring a user-friendly site."
Thank you to the University of Denver team for your collaboration! You can explore their platform here.
If you'd like to chat more with a uConnect team member about evolving your platform, you can reach out through the chat feature on your dashboard, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or join us for an upcoming drop-in hours session here!
Automated alerts are an amazing way to engage your stakeholders and community. Have you ever wondered, though, how can you encourage even MORE people to subscribe to your alerts?
We're here to help make sure that your community knows where and how to subscribe to your automated alerts so that they can receive tailored content directly to their inboxes. We have two button options (see below!) that can be configured for your platform, both with text that is entirely customizable by you and your team.
With the addition of a button, a user can be directed with one click to either sign up or log in to customize their alert preferences. Check the buttons out here!
Button Option 1:
Button Option 2:
These buttons can be set to display on any of your Communities, across your platform, so that no one misses the chance to receive great content curated for their interests.
Interested in learning more or in having this set up on your platform? Just reach out through the chat feature on your dashboard or to email@example.com. We'll be happy to help!
The following partner schools are having their uConnect birthdays this month (aka the anniversary of their platform launch, but more fun).
We're wishing a happy 4th birthday to BU Questrom School of Business - Feld Center and UCLA Extension, as well as a happy 1st birthday to Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business and Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University!
Welcome to the newest members of the uConnect community! Great things are ahead.
- Explore our partners' wonderful new platforms: Oregon State University Ecampus and Fort Lewis College
- Check out the exciting launch announcements from University of Massachusetts Amherst - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, North Carolina State University Alumni Association and the University of Redlands