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Posted By Al Hoffman 07-01-2022 07:44:38 AM
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We have this annotated template communications plan, for our own use and for others in IT: https://it.rutgers.edu/it-communications/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/11/communications-plan-template.pdf Our team handles major email announcements (i.e., to the IT community and/or the university community), ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 02-24-2022 08:11:36 AM
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I'm wondering if any of you are using the Zoom feature that allows your institution to send Zoom users to a specific URL/website five minutes after they launch a meeting. So what happens is: - The user launches a meeting from a Zoom invite link. - A Zoom page appears. - After five minutes, that Zoom ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 01-10-2022 09:09:18 AM
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Hi Erin, We don't have a decision tree, but we do have some communications processes outlined for various types of major communications: See the "Process for email announcements" and "Process for alerts and outages" at https://it.rutgers.edu/it-communications/, under the IT Comm Processes section. ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 12-17-2021 07:21:50 AM
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Hi all, I've asked an EDUCAUSE staff member working on mentoring circles to view this thread re the issues people are having joining, as I'm not really equipped to troubleshoot that. If others who have joined successfully can provide a tip or two, please do. Thanks! Al -- Allan Hoffman Director ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 12-17-2021 06:53:13 AM
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Hi all. I'm excited others are interested in joining the circle. If you've had issues joining, please note that you must join the mentoring/circles program (not just be a member of EDUCAUSE) to request to participate. From a quick look, it seems like some of the people who are having trouble requesting ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 12-13-2021 01:44:57 PM
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Hi all. I'm just reaching out again to see if anyone would like to participate in a new EDUCAUSE "circle" focused on managing/leading IT communications teams. We have about eight people so far, and we can include several others. Here's the info: Leading and Managing IT Communications Teams This community-led ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 12-06-2021 09:42:41 AM
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I'm reaching out to seek participation in an EDUCAUSE "mentoring circle" focused on this topic: Leading and Managing IT Communications Teams This community-led group will focus on the management, development, and growth of IT communications teams with 3+ members. Topics will include the following, among ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 11-01-2021 03:46:14 PM
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I'd also be very interested in participating if there's a call or Zoom set up to discuss. We're currently working to transition KB articles from our IT website to an ITSM system. We (the IT comm team) are not the owners of KB articles, but they have been stored in a platform developed by our team, ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 10-08-2021 08:38:39 AM
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Does your team use digital screens on campus to promote new software, apps, services, etc.? I'm wondering about best practices for digital screens -- and, ideally, any examples. Please share any examples of your use of digital screens, esp. for promoting software and services. Thanks! Al -- ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 09-21-2021 03:10:17 PM
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I'm not sure higher-ed IT websites get submitted for too many awards, to be honest, but we developed ours within the last couple of years and it's been well-received. Here's the homepage and some notable subpages: https://it.rutgers.edu https://it.rutgers.edu/technology-guide/ https://it.rutgers.edu/news/ ...
Posted By Al Hoffman 09-17-2021 08:50:21 AM
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We have a dedicated alerts hub at https://it.rutgers.edu/alerts/, and we aim to (a) post everything there (security issues, planned maintenance, unplanned issues), and (b) avoid sending u-wide emails. Items shared at our Alerts page also get posted to Twitter and Facebook and shared in a Slack for IT ...