Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Getting Started with Slack (Tech Briefing)

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Slack is a collaborative tool used by a number of groups at Stanford, allowing for group and individual discussions and file sharing. In this 90-minute session we will: – cover the best uses of the platform – talk about what it takes to start using Slack in your workgroup, and – explore a host of features of the program so you’ll be primed to do your best work in one of the fastest growing chat platforms today

Email Campaigns at Stanford

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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
  • Mailman at Stanford overview
  • General email newsletter tips
  • Key features of Emma Email Campaign

Marketing and Metrics with, 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 and Don and Mark talked about how Technology Training uses and 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

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.