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Jan. 18 – web open lab: Qualtrics

We will be covering the following Qualtrics topics:

  • Survey Flow
  • Block Logic

Please bring any Qualtrics questions or projects you are working on.

Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in ITB 2025.

or

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/689755589

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 689-755-589

Jan. 11 – web open lab: Working with images in WordPress

We will be covering the following topics:

  • Uploading images to the Media Library.
  • Adding images to posts & pages.
  • Editing Images using the built in image editor (cropping, scaling, etc..).
  • Quick overview of how WordPress uploads, stores, and renders images on the backend.

Please bring any general web questions you might have as well.

Dec. 7 – web open lab: Qualtrics

We will be covering the following Qualtrics topics:

  • Quotas
  • Email triggers
  • Custom end of survey responses

Please bring any Qualtrics questions or projects you are working on.

Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in ITB 2025.

or

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/717650725

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 717-650-725

Nov. 30 – web open lab: TablePress

We will be covering the following topics:

  • Table creation
  • Import table from CSV
  • Add table to page/post
  • Other general TablePress topics

Bring your tips and tricks along with any TablePress questions. As always, bring any other web questions you might have.

Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in ITB 2025.

Nov. 9 – web open lab: Qualtrics

UPDATE: Room change to ITB 2071

We will be covering the following some beginner level Qualtrics topics:

  • Login
  • Question type basics
    • Descriptive Text
    • Graphic
    • Multiple Choice
    • Text Entry
  • Add Display Logic
  • Add Skip Logic
  • Look & Feel
  • Survey Options

Feel free to bring any Qualtrics questions to discuss before or after topic discussion.

Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in ITB 2071.

or

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/958936893

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 958-936-893

Oct. 19 – web open lab

We have guest host Lesa McPeak from CAHNRS for open lab this week!

She will be covering the following web accessibility topics:

  • Images & alternative text
  • Headings & content structure
  • Link text and links to documents
  • Text styling & color
  • Search engine optimization
  • Accessibility Testing

Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in ITB 2025.

New format for open labs

We have seen great success in our open labs each week (minus holidays) for over 4 years. Any student, faculty, or staff in Pullman on a Friday morning has been able to come in and ask questions on all things web to help further their efforts. We want to make open labs even better!

Starting this Friday, open labs will be taking on the following format:

  1. ~30 minutes for quick questions
  2. ~30 minutes on web topics
  3. ~30 minutes for questions on the web topic for that week or other general questions

One of the main reasons we want to modify the format is to help broaden the WSU web community and to open it up to even more people. We will be posting topics in advance, and we encourage you to share with potential interested colleagues across the university.

Here are the next 3 open lab topics:

  • October 12 – Dive into menus in WordPress
  • October 19 – TBD web accessibility topic
  • October 26 – Media library & document revisions in WordPress

In an effort to make open labs even better, we will be soliciting topic suggestions in the near future as well as finding a way to connect with other campuses. No matter what the weekly topic is, please come whenever you have a question and would like some one-on-one support.

Web accessibility update

Washington State University websites must be accessible to everyone who attends, works at, and enjoys the University.

New policy and procedures govern web accessibility

WSU recently updated its web accessibility policy, Executive Policy #7 (EP7), and added web accessibility procedures. The new policy and procedures strengthen the University’s ability to make its websites accessible to a diverse community. They set standards for WSU electronic and information technology (EIT) that are consistent with state and federal accessibility guidelines, regulations, and laws.

WSU employees must uphold accessibility standards

It is your responsibility to ensure that content that you create or update for WSU is accessible and complies with the revised policy and guidelines.

Required training

Starting in January 2018, WSU will offer web accessibility training online. Registration information will be announced after the first of the year.

Training is mandatory

If you are a web developer, content publisher, editor, domain owner, or have any other role in updating WSU web content, the University requires you to participate in training annually. You must complete training before publishing WSU web content.

Please share this information

If you are not directly involved in your department’s web content development, please forward this message to the appropriate staff.

Support services

The WSU Web Communications staff offers services to help you make your websites accessible. In addition to online training, you can take advantage of monthly workshops, online resources, and in-person support.

Monthly workshops

Strong working knowledge of accessibility issues and requirements is essential for web communicators. These free monthly workshops keep your knowledge up to date.

JANUARY 2018 WORKSHOP

Writing for the web and making content accessible

Thursday, Jan. 4,
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Spark Academic Innovation Hub 212 (Pullman)

Live-streamed online (all campuses) This workshop introduces best practices for writing accessible web content. Whether you are a full-time web writer or you occasionally update content on your department’s website, you will learn how to create content that is accessible, organized, and succinct.

Register now

WSU web accessibility website

Bookmark this site! The web accessibility site provides resources for content creators, as well as scheduling and registration information for training sessions and workshops.

Web open lab

Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
ITB 2025, Pullman campus

Drop in to exchange ideas and get answers to your questions. Web Communications staff lead these weekly sessions. All are welcome to attend.

Online communication platform

Connect with more than 150 members of the WSU web community on the Slack communication channel. Join conversations, ask questions, and share solutions to accessibility challenges.

Open Lab coming to WSU Spokane

Hello WSU Spokane!

Web Communication will be on campus to help with any WordPress, online registration, or Qualtrics questions that you might have. All are welcome, so please spread the word. As always, please come when you can, and you stay as long as you like.

All sessions will be in SHSB 260

Wednesday March 15th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
3:00 PM – 4:40 PM

Thursday March 16th
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Open Lab in Spokane on May 4

The web team will be making a trip up to Spokane on Wednesday, May 4th for another open labs session. Stop by PBS 118 from 10am to 12pm or SAC 313 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm and join the fun. Bring any web related questions, we’ll bring a thing or two to talk about as well.

See you there!