Google Sites provides resources on how to create a secure website for events, projects, organizations, and collaborative projects.
U-M faculty & staff can access software tutorials on Lynda.com, an online learning community that offers thousands of video courses in web-design and business skills.
LSA Web Services coordinates training opportunities for LSA staff and students on how to use content management and image editing softwares, as well as create blogging sites such as Wordpress towards managing one’s public profile.
Working with Social Media
LSA Social Media has a list of best practices on texting, how to use social media, and maintaining LinkedIn profile among others. Also, see: General guidelines on LSA Social Media Use For Official Branded Accounts.
The School of Social Work guidelines on the use of social media would interest students in the humanities, especially in thinking through its potentials and challenges in professional settings.
CRLT has published a set of “Guidelines for the Use of Social Media” when posting as an individual, on behalf of the university, and for networking.
To learn how Twitter is changing the way LSA faculty members and administrators are connecting with students and building communities on campus and beyond, please read: “For Many Profs, Twitter Is Where It’s @.”
“Managing Academic Identities in Digital Spaces” is an interactive CRLT workshop that explores strategies for students to participate in meaningful academic exchanges with colleagues in digital spaces, whilst considering issues of privacy, copyright, accessibility, and etiquette that arise when working and teaching in these dynamic environments. This workshop is offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring-Summer terms.
The U-M Library has created an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) research guide to help students and faculty create a unique digital ID number to distinguish them from other scholars and staff with the same or similar names. For an additional overview of ORCID, please visit the U-M Library website. For tips on developing a professional online presence, please see this Rackham blogpost by Amanda Healy (Ph.D. Candidate, English and Women’s Studies) and Meredith Kahn (Women’s Studies and Publishing Services Librarian).
Rackham Graduate School holds regular events during fall and winter semesters with Sally Schmall or the Career Center, covering topics such as preparing elevator pitches and networking using LinkedIn among others.
CRLT has guidelines on how to build a professional community through networking. These guidelines are part of its many offerings through the Preparing Future Faculty seminar that takes place throughout May each year.
The U-M Library has put together a “Digital Humanities” research guide with tips on using Twitter as well as other digital resources for finding and building communities of support.