This snippet creates a two- to five-column layout with the columns being evenly spaced in the available area or a two-column layout with one column being 2/3 of the space and the other 1/3. Text, images, videos, snippets, and assets can be added to each column. It can also be used to add a border around content.
Department blogs are a great way to push out your department-specific news to your website and keep your website fresh.
A number of departments routinely repost Tech Today announcements and that is great. Because Tech Today is meant for internal traffic only, we welcome users to repost that content without any reference or link to Tech Today. This will better serve our users by keeping them on external-facing websites and will save them a click. You should avoid using “from Tech Today” or “Read More at Tech Today.” Since Tech Today is internal, you don’t need to link back to it to avoid plagiarism.
Also, you are encouraged to remember these tips when creating blog posts:
Calendar Admins can use the Widget Builder to generate a URL to use in a CMS RSS Module or to generate embed code to put the widget on a website.
When a user is given access to a blog there are a number of roles to choose from. You should give the user the lowest level role for the functions they need to carry out. The following information will help define what the capabilities are for each role.
If you are a Michigan Tech Event Calendar admin you may have noticed the EventReach score when you are adding events to the system. What do that score and all the checklist items mean?
According to the system vendor, “EventReach is a way to measure the expected ‘reach,’ or audience awareness, an event has.” They have discovered that including certain information in your event listing has a huge impact on increasing awareness and attendance at events. EventReach is the tool they developed to quantify those pieces. This “reach” comes from Google/Search Engine Optimization (SEO), within the Michigan Tech Event Calendar, and through post-event engagement.
If you have identical events that happen on multiple dates and times, but don’t recur exactly every day, week, or month you can still easily add multiple dates. This will only work if all other information, including location is the same.
Do you have pages with a lot of text and wonder if that is OK? Are your pages user-friendly? Do you want to increase your search engine rankings? Learn more about what search engine optimization is, along with some tips to make your website better for your users and increase your visibility in searches. Search engine optimization is driven by on-page content and technical SEO.
Content-Rich Page Examples
The What is Biomedical Engineering page shows good use of headings in a page that has a lot of content. The sections don’t drag on because the headings break up the content. They also make the content more scannable for both users and search engines. Using the images to break up the large amount of text rather than placing them at the top or side of the page is another way to make the page more user-friendly.