Archive for August, 2013

HTML Email Newsletters

Friday, August 30th, 2013

These days, most emails aren’t plain text anymore. In fact, most newsletters look like webpages delivered directly to your inbox.

In this session, Don Cameron and Brian Young of IT Services covered the basics of HTML newsletters, providing an overview of popular email newsletter services. They also showed how you can create the newsletter yourself!

Accessibility at Stanford: Captioning and SCRIBE

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Did you know that Stanford now has multiple online systems for supporting document and video accessibility?

During this session, Sean Keegan from the Office of Accessible Education discussed how you can use the Stanford Captioning System to obtain a text transcript as well as time-stamped files to include into your videos as captioning.

The SCRIBE platform, and how it is available to assist you in transforming files into alternate (and accessible!) formats was also discussed. SCRIBE supports the conversion to popular mobile device formats, including ePub, Kindle (mobi), DAISY, and MP3 using high-quality voices.

What’s New and Different in Zimbra

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Take a tour of the new interface for Zimbra 8, Stanford’s Webmail and WebCal program.

Zimbra goes down at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 16th, and will come back on Saturday morning with the features that you’ve asked for.

Learn how to color code individual meetings, use the new Actions menu, and set up your Activity Stream. Get a look at the new interface including the improved Conversations view.

What’s New and Different
Video Overview of Changes