Tableau is business intelligence software that allows anyone to easily connect to data, then visualize and create interactive, sharable dashboards.
It’s easy enough that any Excel user can learn it, but powerful enough to satisfy even the most complex analytical problems. It only takes seconds to securely share your findings with others. The result is BI software that you can trust to actually deliver answers to the people that need them.
This session will give you an understanding of the components in Tableau, with basics of how they work together and how they play into Stanford.
There will also be a demo using live University IT to give you the basics of creating visualizations and dashboards.
Stanford’s Email and Calendar service will move from Zimbra to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based service, between July 13 and August 10, 2015.
In this Tech Briefing, come learn what you need to know to make a smooth transition to Office 365. You will get an overview of Office 365 Email and Calendar, along with what you need to know about the migration process. Some technical aspects will also be covered.
From its modest beginnings in 2003, WordPress has grown into a full featured, professional Content Management System (CMS). It’s estimated that almost 25% of web sites are built on WordPress, from personal blogs to powerhouse sites like The New York Times, CNN, and Sony Music.
WordPress makes it easy to create professionally styled sites, add custom functionality, and author rich and compelling content.
This Tech Briefing will introduce you to WordPress as a CMS. You’ll learn about:
Tips for managing a WordPress site
If you’re curious about WordPress – what it is and whether or not it’s a fit for your needs – this is the session for you!
Email campaigns are used to deliver marketing or a newsletter to a specific client. Though there are many email campaign programs available, this session will focus on the use of MailChimp, Stanford Mailman, and Emma.
This session will touch upon:
Email campaigns in general
MailChimp, including list management using Workgroup Manager
Moving to a new technology or system is among the toughest programs to plan and execute for any organization. In 2013, the Graduate School of Education began exploring new learning management systems for GSE courses and ultimately selected and migrated to an open source version of the learning platform, Canvas.
This Tech Briefing will describe GSE’s approaches for working with Canvas software – including integrating Stanford’s PeopleSoft – as well as share about our decision-making process, pilot testing phase, communication and rollout strategies. We will address successes, lessons learned, and what’s ahead.
On December 13, 2014, University IT will implement new two-step authentication, powered by Duo.
With the current two-step authentication service, we can choose a single authentication method. With Duo, we can set up multiple devices with multiple authentication methods. Your current method (SMS, Google Authenticator, or Printed List) will continue to work at rollover.
We encourage you to come to this session to learn how to take advantage of the Duo application for your smart device to receive a “push notification” or code, how to add a backup device, and what to do if you forget your device and have no backup devices set up.
Effective September 1, 2014 BlueJeans audio/video conferencing service will be added to the Converged Communications package and available to all active faculty, staff, and students at no additional cost.
Please join us for this fun and informative Tech Briefing where you will learn:
- how to access your BlueJeans account
- schedule and participate in a meeting
- share your screen and documents
- use the recording functionality
In addition to providing simple to use, high quality video conferencing, BlueJeans is also a replacement for WebEx, Premiere Global, and other audio conferencing services.
University Communications has recently created the Cardinal WordPress theme, which enables eligible Stanford departments and administrative units to present their WordPress sites with a look and feel consistent with Stanford’s home page. This tech briefing introduces the new theme and covers the best practices for deploying it on your WordPress site.
The Cardinal theme’s look and feel
Installing the Cardinal WordPress theme
Customizing your site’s navigation
Customizing sidebar / footer contents
Configuring your home page
Displaying featured images
Displaying author information
Getting help with the theme
If your department or administrative unit has a WordPress site, or if you’re considering creating one, please come learn what the new Cardinal theme can do for your site.
JB Christy is a Senior Web Developer in University Communications. She has been a software engineer for more than 30 years and has been developing commercial web sites since 2007. Since coming to Stanford in 2013, JB has helped launch Stanford’s new home page (December 2013) and has worked on several special projects for Stanford News and Stanford Arts. JB has been working with WordPress since 2011 and is the developer of Stanford’s new Cardinal WordPress theme.