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The UIT Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the build and delivery of technology products and services to the Stanford community. The topics you’ll read about are all told first-hand by the individuals who work closest to them.

Slack Adds New Video Messaging Option

August 4, 2021
A new feature lets you shoot and instantly share video, voice, and screen recordings — giving you another way to collaborate asynchronously in Slack.   

Type Now, Send Later. Slack Scheduled Send Has Arrived.

July 6, 2021
No need to sync schedules. Now you can work when you need to and have your Slack message delivered at the best time for the recipient.
Adding your pronounces to your Slack profile places them under your name and job title and be visible to everyone in the Stanford Slack community.

Add Pronouns to Your Stanford Slack Profile

June 7, 2021
​We’ve rolled out a new feature that lets you add pronouns to your profile. Here’s how to use it.

What’s News With Stanford Mobile?

May 17, 2021
Did you see the news? The News section within the Stanford Mobile app, that is. Our most recent release brings a more accessible and unified view of all the latest news stories across Stanford, and an easy way to share them with others.

New Audio-Only Space Lets You Gather in Slack Channels and Talk

April 28, 2021
When talking is more efficient than typing — or you simply miss the spontaneous hallway exchanges that happen naturally in a physical office — there are Slack Huddles.

Create a Slack Workspace for Your Course from Canvas — and Meet Coursebot

April 7, 2021
Thanks to a partnership between University IT and Learning Technologies and Spaces, instructors in most schools can create private Slack workspaces directly through the Canvas tool. 

When and How to Use Drop-down Menus

Ishita Shah
March 30, 2021
Navigating a website can be a daunting task, especially if the site’s architecture and menu system aren’t clear.

5 Steps for Designing Modern Website Navigation

Kerri Augenstein
Ishita Shah
March 30, 2021
Research shows that we have less than 20 seconds to grab the attention of users who come to our websites.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Stanford Mobile App

March 15, 2021
The Stanford Mobile app was designed with you in mind. That’s why we’re committed to constantly evolving our features and curating a unique experience for each student, employee, and visitor who uses it.
Illustration of people creating a web page

Drupal 9 Upgrade Won’t Require a Rebuild

Sara Worrell-Berg
February 12, 2021
You may miss our next major Drupal version upgrade, but that’s all part of the plan. Stanford Sites built on Drupal 8 (D8) will automatically upgrade to D9 on Feb. 18.