Archive for 2019

COM5: Building trust in a time of uncertainty: a video series and social strategy that could

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Red stapler winner! Presented by Lisa Lightbourn and Krista Boniface  To get an authentic story across, nothing happens without relationships and trust. In times of high pressure, skepticism, and little time, it can be difficult to get to the heart, truth, and “why” of what moves a person. In this presentation, we’ll show how you can […]

AUD11: Shine the light, cast out the demons: reforging faculty directories into a mighty tool of power

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Presented by Justin Arndt  Universities are large and sprawling conglomerations, at any size. They are old, dusty, wheezing tomes; and they are a brand new, unpredictable fire of ideas. Before the golden age of the CMS, most of these odd contradictions made their way onto the web domain: Winding overgrown navigation schemes, a diverse biosphere of […]

SNT5:Getting giphy with it: creating branded gifs for your school that students will actually use

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Presented by Jon-Stephen Stansel   GIFs are the lingua franca of Twitter. They can express complex ideas and emotions that can’t fit into a Tweet, create humor and levity, or add a personal touch to a reply. In higher education, we use them constantly to congratulate students when they’ve just been accepted, share the excitement of […]

INN10: The programmer’s guide to the galaxy: how programming style guides can help you and your team

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Presented by Mark Whittaker Tabs or spaces? Camel case or underscores? We all have our preferences, but they can sometimes clash with how other members of our team write code. Programming style guides can bring teams together to follow a shared set of standards, paving the way for consistent and readable code. During this session we […]

INN8: Bringing everyone to the table: an open-source accessible table editor web component

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Presented by Nikki Massaro Kauffman  “I love how my CMS lets users create accessible, responsive tables!” said no one, ever. No matter how many things a WYSIWYG editor or an author interface gets right, we still don’t have a UI that helps novices create accessible tables… until now. This session will highlight the pain points of […]

AUD7: Understanding and evaluating wcag 2 contrast requirements

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Presented by Jonathan Whiting  In this hands-on session, learn how contrast impacts everyone, especially many people with disabilities. We will decode the contrast requirements for text in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as well as new requirements in WCAG 2.1 for images and user interface components. Participants will practice evaluating contrast using several free […]

TEA6: Decentralized content management systems are fun! And other lies

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Presented by Chrissy Gipko \ Maintaining current, high-quality content within a decentralized content management model is simple…if you are adept at herding cats. For the rest of us, helping hundreds of content managers—who are distributed across campus and have wildly diverse skill, availability and interest levels—to tend their pieces of the university or college’s website is […]

AUD3: Guten tolerance: optimizing the new wordpress authoring experience for higher ed

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Presented by Matt Ryan  With its 5.0 release, WordPress has a new authoring interface called Gutenberg. Some schools have embraced it, and some are holding off for as long as possible. Carleton College happens to have chosen this interesting time to adopt WordPress, and has jumped in to the Gutenberg waters with both feet. What has […]

SNT2: The secret to turning student feedback into actionable insight on common student issues

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Presented by Angela Cavaliere  Have you ever taken the time to observe a student navigate through your institution’s web experience? We all know we are supposed to be doing this, but who has the time or resources? As education professionals, we often underestimate the complexity of the processes we develop and neglect students opinions and perspective. Learn […]

INN1: Harder, better, faster, stronger: supercharge your site with service workers

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Presented by Stephen Fornal Learn to leverage the power of Service Workers to make your site faster, more robust, and even make content available offline! Service Workers are the best kind of progressive enhancement; they work with an ever-increasing number of browsers, and allow you to add more robust caching, prefetching of critical assets, offline content, […]