Sponsor: OmniUpdate

Coronavirus on Campus: 7 Ways to Use Your CMS as a Super Tool for Crisis Management

Is your college or university prepared to meet the challenges that come with disasters and emergencies?

As if wildfires, polar vortexes, tornadoes, and hurricanes weren’t enough to disrupt business as usual, the world is now grappling with COVID-19, or Coronavirus. No doubt your college or university has developed a crisis plan of some sort, but there’s no better time than now to make sure you have the tools in place to help your campus stay safe. Remember, knowledge is power and in many cases, it can be a lifesaver.

Delve into the ways a powerful, flexible, and scalable CMS can help you disseminate messaging, update your audience, educate students and faculty about crisis concerns, and keep them safe.

Knowing that our team at OmniUpdate can be just as affected by potential threats, we put together this white paper to explain how you can better leverage your content management system (CMS) as a super tool to wield when dealing with the pending disaster and aftermath of campus crises.

In this white paper, you'll learn how to:

  • Implement the three Bs of crisis planning.
  • Craft messaging that is helpful, empathetic, and direct.
  • Develop a microsite or designated web pages for crisis management.
  • Deploy Emergency Alerts that advertise ways to learn more.
  • Use email and social media to disseminate information.
  • Leverage the cloud for your website and CMS.

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Choosing the Right Campus CMS

Every great college or university deserves a great content management system.

In fact, every higher education institution needs a great web content management system (CMS)—it’s no less essential than a student information or learning management system. Without a CMS—or with one that’s a bad fit—you’ll find it increasingly difficult to realize recruiting goals and deliver the online experience your audiences expect.

This white paper offers a sample needs assessment for evaluating a CMS for a higher ed institution and typical areas of overspending that can occur.

What's covered in this white paper:

  • General explanation of a web content management system
  • Factors that should inform your CMS selection decision
  • Specific CMS features to consider
  • How to get started after you've made your selection

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The Complete Guide to Digital Accessibility Compliance for Colleges and Universities

Is an OCR letter in your school's future?

To avoid legal action from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, it’s time to make sure that all pages on your college or university’s website meet accessibility guidelines for all people—and that means anyone who has a disability.

But how do you go about implementing such a broad, complex rule?

In this white paper, you'll learn:

  • Background on accessibility laws.
  • What’s new in WCAG 2.1.
  • What is Universal Design for Learning.
  • Accessibility best practices.
  • How to develop a long-term digital accessibility plan.
  • 5 steps to solve common accessibility issues now.
  • Tools and resources to help your site become and stay accessible.

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