The Digital Asset Manager is Live!

The new Digital Asset Manager (DAM) is live and ready for use! Digital Asset Manager: assets.umflint.edu You can now search photos and department logos with new assets continuously loaded, so check the system often. There is limited space available for the Tuesday, December 9 training session. The session will give you an overview of the […]

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Digital Asset Manager Launch

The new Digital Asset Management (DAM) system for all of our photos, logos, testimonials, and videos will officially launch December 1. This system will replace Mediabin which will be discontinued by December 30, 2014. The main purpose of the new DAM is to have an asset system that is fully metadata/keyword searchable. Additional features include*: […]

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How to Take Great Study Abroad Photos

If you are getting ready to take flight and expand your horizons through UM-Flint’s study abroad opportunities, then congratulations! You are about to embark on an adventure that will likely change your entire world-view. While you are out exploring, making new friends, and learning new lessons you might want to document your travels, and how […]

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How to Promote Events and Announcements

Step 1: Rethink Press Releases The web changed everything about how messages reach audiences. We are no longer dependent on traditional media outlets (newspapers, television, radio, etc.) to produce and distribute information we want audiences to receive. We can do that ourselves through our own websites, social media, and newsletters. However, that does not mean […]

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UM-Flint Video Guide – #1: An Intro

Video killed the radio star, and 35 years after the Buggle’s music video debut, the “moving picture” still reigns as King of Media. YouTube alone attracts over 800 million unique visitors each month; in fact, more video is uploaded to the popular internet streaming service in a month’s time than any of the three major U.S. television networks […]

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Drupal Open Sessions, August – December 2014

Drupal open sessions will begin being offered again in mid-August. These sessions are a great resource for technical and content assistance with your website, as well as new Drupal user training. There is no need to register, and you are welcome to drop in at any time during a session (however, we ask that new […]

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Summer Drupal Help

As we move into summer, we know that schedules and demands vary. We won’t be holding regularly scheduled Open Drupal Sessions in the summer months, but a list of fall semester dates will be shared with you all in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we’re happy to help you with your websites and Drupal questions. […]

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Content and Kipple

The Failures in Our Success In the crazy rush to overhaul the University website before our contract with our previous CMS-provider expired, a lot of talk was made about content and organization. Unfortunately, that crazy rush left little time to really elaborate on or help out departments with those two things. Instead, people were given […]

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Looking for Student Voices

The UM-Flint story cannot be told without student voices. Through the Students@UM-Flint blog, the university Instagram account, and@UMFlintStudents Twitter account, students can share their own, personal UM-Flint experiences with the world. Until now, only Students@UM-Flint bloggers had access to @UMFlintStudents on Twitter or the university’s Instagram account. Now we’re excited to expand the opportunity to students all across campus. […]

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Mobile Killed the PDF Star

PDFs are a wonderful thing. These little file gems are great for sharing information. Our email inboxes are full of PDFs promoting campus events. For a period there in the new millennium, the humble PDF was a transformative way to stylishly communicate information. And then along came the mobile device revolution. Mobile killed the PDF […]

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