In order to better understand how we can work with staff across the college to promote the great research and events taking place I have created a short Qualtrics survey. We’re looking to not only increase awareness of what we do for the college and what support we can provide to academics and research groups, but also to see what areas we can include on the website as a general help tool. The results of this survey will help us to support the college better with it’s digital promotion. The survey is anonymous and should only take a couple of minutes to fill out and can be found at this link: https://unioflincoln.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erm3rYQF77HriSx
Your help in providing feedback on this is greatly appreciated.
In the meantime if you have any other questions regarding social media, blogs, corporate website updates, photography, and video please contact myself or my colleague Amy Gillard, or look through this which includes an FAQ, help guides and quick start videos on a number of topics.
This summer, the University’s WordPress blogging platform will undergo an upgrade. To minimise disruption during the work, the ICT department aims to identify those blogs and sites that are currently active so that they can be checked following an upgrade to a test environment. To do this, staff members who are site administrators will be contacted by email in the week commencing 30th April. If you are a course tutor or programme leader who uses the blog platform for student assessment and you do not receive an email by Friday 4th May, please email email@example.com explaining how you use the platform and including a link to at least one example site or blog. Please note that students who are site administrators will be contacted at a later date.
Please rest assured that at this stage there are no plans to remove or delete any sites or blogs and everything will be done to ensure that the upgrade has minimal impact on staff and students.
More details are available at http://blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2018/04/30/upgrades-to-the-wordpress-service-being-planned/
If you would like to to get more involved with the University WordPress community or have any questions about the plans to update the platform, please get in touch with Ben Samuels, ICT Project Manager, or Tom Wright, Director of Digital Student Life, directly or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reposted from the Staff News Blog
The new academic year is upon us and we would like to hear from you about what support members of staff would like us to provide going forward.
We are currently working on a resource inventory for this site and are looking at putting on some introductory workshops for academics looking to get to grips with using technology for blogging and social media. These could be as involved or as informal as you would like them to be.
If you would like to send us suggestions for topics or would like use to come along informally to meet with you and your working/research group, please contact us through the form on this website and we will get back to you to arrange a date.
In addition to our Help Guides page, we have also created a few video guides to help staff get started with blogs and social media.
These short guides provide a visual walk-through of setting-up a new blog on the university blog network, enabling some advanced features for blogs, as well as using tools such as Tweetdeck, IFTTT, and Trello to help organise your social media and working processes.
We currently have a range of help guides on the site aimed at helping staff in the creation of content for research blogs and social media.
In these we condense a lot of tips and tricks into bite-sized snippets to help you get the best out of your online content. As of now these help guides include: