Lifehacker recently pointed me to an excellent free service: join.me. The website allows you to quickly create a virtual meeting by sharing your desktop. All you have to do is point your browser at http://join.me. click “Share”, and then click OK or Run. A small program runs and gives you a link to share. (more…)
We are all under pressure from time to time — deadlines sneak up on us, or unexpected events crop up. In hindsight, things that seemed an emergency in the moment don’t seem so pressing in the present.
For your sanity as a web publisher on UUA.org, allow two days for your content to go live. Multimedia files may take longer.
Here’s the snap-shot:
- documents (DOC, PDF, etc.) – 1 day
- images – 1 day
- web pages – 1 day
- multimedia (video or audio) – 3 days
Things are often live much faster but it depends on the Web Team’s current workload and priorities. Check out the details in the ITS Web Team’s SLA or feel free to email the Web Team – well in advance of your deadline of course.
Just keep in mind, “Two Days to Done” (except multimedia) and you should be good.
Have you been thinking of adding audio to your web pages? Recording sound — whether it’s a speech, presentation, meeting, or musical performance — is easy if your smartphone or MP3 player has this feature. Just make sure to get permission from the speakers or performers to make the recording and to post it on the Web. See Filming Others May Require Permission (a post from the InterConnections Tipsheet) for advice. Our Video Talent Release Form (PDF) may also be helpful. Permissions for Multimedia Files explains the UUA’s permissions policy.