Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Marketing and Metrics with bit.ly, Google, and RSS Feeds

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

This session supplied individuals with tips on how to effectively market their respective department and/or group on campus using bit.ly and Goo.gl. Don and Mark talked about how Technology Training uses bit.ly and goo.gl to collect metrics and to make the client experience easier and faster.

Mark also discussed the benefits of RSS feeds, demonstrating how they can be used to push information to clients.

YouTube Videos: Editing Tips and Tricks

Friday, January 25th, 2013

YouTube has become the second-most used search engine to find content on the Web.

During this session, Mark discussed and demonstrated how to:

  • Understand the basics of creating a simple promotional video
  • Shoot a short video clip
  • Edit your video
  • Upload to YouTube
  • Create captions to comply with accessibility regulations
  • Publish your video on your web site

Google Apps for Education: Now Available at Stanford

Friday, October 12th, 2012

On September 24, 2012, Google Apps for Education was released to all Faculty, Staff, and Students to access with their Stanford credentials. Google Apps for Education includes email and calendar for Students only, and Drive, Groups, and Sites for faculty, staff, and students.

During this session, Ammy and Jo-Ann talked about the best practices for using the apps available to you, and demonstrated how to properly log in, collaborate with others, and utilize special features that may be useful to you and your department.

For more information about Google Apps, visit googleapps.stanford.edu.

Open Source Software at Stanford

Friday, June 1st, 2012

In this session, Mark Branom of IT Services and Irina Zaks from the Law Library demonstrated the multitude of Open Source tools available to the Stanford community.

Watch this video to learn more about how you can save your department money by using these (mostly free) tools instead of expensive commercial alternatives.