Communication Blog

Killer Analytics: How to Use Analytics to Improve Your Website Performance

July 30, 2021
You know about Google Analytics’ pageviews, users, sessions, etc., but how do you use that knowledge to create a useful analysis of your website? Learn about the 4 phases of analyzing your website's performance.
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Accessibility Ambassadors: Captioning

July 30, 2021
This month we welcome back accessibility ambassador Amanda Ryan, academic technologist at the Institute on Community Integration, to share her knowledge of captioning.
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Get Visual to Connect with Your Audience

July 23, 2021
Using visuals to reinforce messages.
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Doodling: Listening with a Pencil

July 16, 2021
Doodling often gets a bad rap, especially when it comes to perceptions around productivity. But recent studies in neuroscience and psychology have demonstrated that doodling is, in fact, productive.

8 Essential Digital Resources to Bookmark Today

July 6, 2021
The University of Minnesota offers technology services to support students, faculty, and staff in our work and studies. Learn about services that help keep you productive, support learning, and enable collaboration and communication.

Want to Start a Podcast? Here Are Some Basics to Get You Started.

June 25, 2021
It seems everyone is starting a podcast right now and you might want to get in on the game. We’ll cover some of the basics to get you started in the right direction, from an idea to the airwaves.
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Social Media: Hit the Amplification Sweet Spot

June 18, 2021
Check out the three content types that align your posts with the University's social strategy, and learn how to submit your content to be considered for re-sharing.

Snappy and Succinct Subject Lines Help Media Pitches Break Through

June 14, 2021
Email subject lines are important to grab the attention of journalists.

Quiz: Correct Usage

June 4, 2021
There are a number of language usage issues that we as communicators seem to encounter again and again. Here are some words and expressions that are frequently misused. See if you can choose the correct word in the following sentences.
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