Working Remotely? Here’s a Quick Guide to Slack Best Practices
March 11, 2020With many teams putting in place temporary plans to ramp up social distancing, Stanford Slack is becoming an even busier place. While there’s no one universal right way to use Slack, leverage these best practices to stay engaged, informed, and productive.
UHR Slack Channel Honors Spirit of Former Co-Worker
March 3, 2020The University Human Resources (UHR) team has found a unique way to use Slack to continue the cherished practices of a beloved co-worker after her unexpected death.
Engaging Remote and Distributed Colleagues in Slack
February 20, 2020When it comes to Slack, one thing is true. It doesn’t matter where you’re located physically; everyone “talks” in the same place. This benefits the whole community, but it’s especially important for those of us who are part of Stanford’s ever-growing remote and distributed workforce.
Seven Steps for a Successful Transition to Drupal 8
February 20, 2020This month, our team will introduce the Stanford Sites Drupal 8 (D8) beta, and we want to help you to begin thinking about your plan to rebuild and launch your website on the new platform. We’ve put together a guide to walk you through every step in the process.
Join New Workspaces (How to Do It and Why You Want To)
January 24, 2020As Stanford Slack grows, more groups who share information with the Stanford community through websites, newsletters, and emails may also begin posting news in Slack. And you may discover that getting campus news in Slack lets you focus on what’s most interesting or relevant to you.
Stanford Slack: Looking Back and Moving Forward
December 17, 2019Stanford Slack recently marked its official second anniversary. And there’s a lot to celebrate. Two years into the journey, the platform has grown exponentially in ways we never anticipated. Today, more than 13,500 members of the Stanford community use Slack weekly. Of those users, almost three-quarters use the tool every day. Cumulatively, we now measure the messages we’ve sent and the files we’ve shared via Slack not in millions, but tens of millions. Amazing, isn’t it?
Why Perform a Content Audit on Your Website?
December 16, 2019To help prepare your Drupal website for the move to the Drupal 8 (D8) platform, Stanford Web Services (SWS) is building a D8 Adoption Toolkit that will be available to Jumpstart and Stanford Sites users in early 2020. Among the D8 adoption resources, you’ll find an audit tool that we can install directly on your site. It will give you a “live” view of inventory of your site content and allow you to mark each piece of content with a status.
Five Takeaways From the Drupal 8 Pilot
December 3, 2019After a massive amount of effort, our team pulled off a successful pilot release of the Drupal 8 (D8) platform. This involved developing a plan for research, internal testing and QA, and hands-on user interview sessions. During the sessions, we observed clients using the platform and solicited their invaluable feedback to understand what was currently working well and/or not so well.
Introducing the New Stanford Mobile App
October 28, 2019Today’s release of Stanford Mobile was the first with a sole focus on improving the student experience. Through newly established campus-wide partnerships — including those with students — we learned what enhancements to the existing implementation would be most beneficial to the home screen’s layout, function, and content strategy.
Why Web Accessibility Matters
October 25, 2019When you sit down to use your computer, what do you do and experience? Likely, without too much effort, you see the screen with your eyes, listen to videos with your ears, and comprehend the content with your brain. You interact with components on the screen by clicking a mouse, tapping a keyboard or screen, and ultimately, you understand the information that gets back to you — or at least that’s the goal.