Training Archives

    Training Archives

    Keeping Social Media Social - Sheri Anderson

    Join Sheri Anderson as she gives the latest tips and best practices for posting and managing social media accounts. Learn how you can engage your social audience while keeping a consistent brand that is compliant with USU brand standards.

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    How to Get Meaningful Engagement on Social Media - Marta Nielsen

    If you don’t adapt your social media strategy, you’re going to be left wondering “where did everybody go?” The methods used to communicate on social media one year ago don’t work anymore, so what are you supposed to do? Join Marta Nielsen to learn about how to get meaningful engagement on social media through Facebook Live, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Stories and IGTV.

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    Q&A with Heidi Adams, Director of Trademarks and Licensing at USU

    Join us as Heidi Adams, Director of Trademarks and Licensing at USU gives a brief overview of brand compliance, word marks and ordering clothing and merchandise.

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    USU Branding, Wordmark Standards and Q&A

    In this webinar, Mike Whitesides and Sheri Anderson will present on USU branding and wordmark standards. They will also be reviewing the university’s latest visual identity program and will end with a question and answer session.

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    Google Drive Live

    Join us as Mike Whitesides takes us on a test-drive of Google Drive. Learn how to use Google Drive to create documents, spreadsheets, forms and presentation slides. Mike will also teach us how to host files on GoogleDrive as well as share documents for collaboration.

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    Communication Feedback Survey Results

    See the details from the survey, both the good and the bad, and what it implies as we communicate more strategy and vision for Extension and CAAS.

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    Facebook Ads and Boosting Posts

    In this webinar you will learn about some of the basics of using Facebook ads, such as: What are the differences between boosting a post and creating an ad and when you will want to choose either option. We will also show you the services that we can provide to you as we assist in setting up ads and explain a few other best practices.

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    How to Use our Templates and Basic Design Tips

    In need of a quick flyer, brochure, or PowerPoint presentation? Learn where to find our templates and how to easily use them to market your event, while maintaining Extension’s visual brand. We will also be covering some simple design tips to make your materials beautiful and eye catching.

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    Outlook Tips and Extension IT Resources

    Do you have struggle with staying on top of your email? Does it overwhelm you? If so, this webinar will help. Mike Whitesides will discuss how to manage your email inbox, how to setup filters, how to create email signatures, how to organize emails and how to get rid of junk email once and for all. For the second part of the webinar, Terry Boharsik will answer all of your IT questions including, who is my IT person for Extension and how do I get in touch with him when I need help with a technical issue? What types of issues does Extension IT handle and not handle

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    MailChimp

    Mailchimp is an email program that will help you manage and talk to your clients and customers. Learn everything you need to know to create your own newsletter. This includes how to create an audience, newsletter design tips, and how to use MailChimp to manage your email lists.

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    The Magical Art of Words – Using Psychology, Positivity and Persuasion in Your Copy

    Do you struggle to find the right words to reach your audience? Whether you are sending an email, posting to social media, creating a flyer, or writing a press release, the words you use can either pack a punch or flop and fail. We will share tips on how to make your words magical and pique reader’s interest, allowing you to best reach your audience.

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    Communicating Research to Non-Researchers

    Communicating research findings, and not just to your peers, is an important part of the job for scientists at land-grant universities. Sometimes you may even need to be an advocate for science in general. There are many types of media and communication tools to help tell your story, but which ones should you use? Learn a few tips from Lynnette Harris who has worked at telling research stories at USU since...well, before there was social media.

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    Using Texting to Collect Customer Information

    Collecting information so that we can communicate with interested people is vital to an effective communication strategy. We can make collecting information natural for consumers by allowing people to text us their information – now allowing us to collect more information than ever before!

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    Project Management Software: Asana

    Introducing Asana, a free project management software to make your life better! Learn how you and your team can structure work to turn goals into workable plans. Easily organize and plan workflows, projects, and more, so you can keep your work on schedule.

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    The Basics of Digital Marketing

    Learn about digital marketing and how you can collaborate with the Extension marketing team to increase awareness and activity for your local programs. You will learn how to use social media ads, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and how to leverage other online resources.

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    Producing Your First Online Course

    In this webinar you will learn how easy it is to turn your existing presentations into engaging online courses. We’ll cover the development process and what you can do to get started, as well as the benefits of taking your existing content online.

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    Extension Marketing Resources

    This webinar introduces the Extension marketing team, resources, project requests and much more. This webinar is especially helpful to new employees.

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    Marketing Tips, Templates & Resources

    Includes training on: marketing basics and guidelines, marketing team resources, marketing website resources, stock photo resources, ordering marketing materials, templates for flyers, web and PowerPoint

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    Keeping Social Media Social!

    Sheri Anderson | September 2019

    Join Sheri Anderson as she gives the latest tips and best practices for posting and managing social media accounts. Learn how you can engage your social audience while keeping a consistent brand that is compliant with USU brand standards.

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    How to Get Meaningful Engagement on Social Media

    Marta Nielsen | September 2019

    If you don’t adapt your social media strategy, you’re going to be left wondering “where did everybody go?” The methods used to communicate on social media one year ago don’t work anymore, so what are you supposed to do? Join Marta Nielsen to learn about how to get meaningful engagement on social media through Facebook Live, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Stories and IGTV.

    View Training

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    Q&A with Heidi Adams, Director of Trademarks and Licensing at USU

    Heidi Adams | August 2019

    Join us as Heidi Adams, Director of Trademarks and Licensing at USU gives a brief overview of brand compliance, word marks and ordering clothing and merchandise.

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    USU Branding, Wordmark Standards

    USU Branding, Wordmark Standards and Q&A

    Mike Whitesides and Sheri Anderson | August 2019

    In this webinar, Mike Whitesides and Sheri Anderson will present on USU branding and wordmark standards. They will also be reviewing the university’s latest visual identity program and will end with a question and answer session.

    View Training

    Google Drive Live

    Google Drive Live

    Mike Whitesides | August 2019

    Join us as Mike Whitesides takes us on a test-drive of Google Drive. Learn how to use Google Drive to create documents, spreadsheets, forms and presentation slides. Mike will also teach us how to host files on GoogleDrive as well as share documents for collaboration.

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    Communication Feedback Survey Results

    Communication Feedback Survey Results

    Kirk Salisbury | August 2019

    Join me tomorrow as I share the details from the survey, both the good and the bad, and what it implies as we communicate more strategy and vision for Extension and CAAS. 

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    facebook ads and boosting posts

    Facebook Ads and Boosting Posts

    Kirk Salisbury, Digital Marketing Manager | July 2019

    In this webinar you will learn about some of the basics of using Facebook ads, such as: What are the differences between boosting a post and creating an ad and when you will want to choose either option. We will also show you the services that we can provide to you as we assist in setting up ads and explain a few other best practices.

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    How to Use our Templates and Basic Design Tips

    How to Use our Templates and Basic Design Tips

    Olivia Yeip, Lead Graphic Designer | July 2019

    In need of a quick flyer, brochure, or PowerPoint presentation? Learn where to find our templates and how to easily use them to market your event, while maintaining Extension’s visual brand. We will also be covering some simple design tips to make your materials beautiful and eye catching.

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    Marketing your event successfully

    Marketing Your Event Successfully

    Sheri Anderson | June 2019

    Do you have an event that you are involved with? Is your marketing strategy just to post the event on social media? You may want to think about doing a little bit more. Join Sheri Anderson to learn how and where to get the word out about your next event. We will be discussing how to create a basic marketing plan that includes identifying your target audience, which advertising platforms to use, and how to communicate to your customers

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    outlook tips and extension IT resources

    Outlook Tips and Extension IT Resources

    Mike Whitesides and Terry Boharsik | June 2019

    Do you have struggle with staying on top of your email? Does it overwhelm you? If so, this webinar will help. Mike Whitesides will discuss how to manage your email inbox, how to setup filters, how to create email signatures, how to organize emails and how to get rid of junk email once and for all. For the second part of the webinar, Terry Boharsik will answer all of your IT questions including, who is my IT person for Extension and how do I get in touch with him when I need help with a technical issue? What types of issues does Extension IT handle and not handle

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    MailChimp

    MailChimp

    Aubree Thomas | June 2019

    Mailchimp is an e-newsletter program that will help you manage and talk to your clients and customers. Learn everything you need to know to create your own newsletter. This includes how to create an audience, newsletter design tips, and how to use MailChimp to manage your email lists.

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    The Magical Art of Words – Using Psychology, Positivity and Persuasion in Your Copy

    The Magical Art of Words – Using Psychology, Positivity and Persuasion in Your Copy

    Julene Reese, public relations specialist & Cynthia Lyman, Extension marketing manager | May 2019

    Do you struggle to find the right words to reach your audience? Whether you are sending an email, posting to social media, creating a flyer, or writing a press release, the words you use can either pack a punch or flop and fail. We will share tips on how to make your words magical and pique reader’s interest, allowing you to best reach your audience.

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    How to Create Visual Content for Non-Designers

    How to Create Visual Content for Non-Designers

    Marta Nielsen | May 2019

    You don’t have to be a designer to create designer-quality graphics and images. Learn how to use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.

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    Communicating Research to Non-Researchers

    Communicating Research to Non-Researchers

    Lynnette Harris, CAAS and UAES editor and writer | May 2019

    Communicating research findings, and not just to your peers, is an important part of the job for scientists at land-grant universities. Sometimes you may even need to be an advocate for science in general. There are many types of media and communication tools to help tell your story, but which ones should you use? Learn a few tips from Lynnette Harris who has worked at telling research stories at USU since...well, before there was social media.

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    Putting Drones to Work

    Putting Drones to Work

    Dennis Hinkamp, Multimedia Specialist | May 2019

    Do you want a drone? Do you need a drone? What can you do with a drone? The webinar will be taught by Dennis Hinkamp who has been flying drones for six years for agricultural photos and mapping. He will discuss costs, equipment, software and FAA licensing. This webinar will be recorded.

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    Submitting Calendar Events Online

    Terry Boharsik | April 2019

    Terry Boharsik, USU Extension IT, will discuss how to submit events to our website calendars. The webinar will include information on sizing images, how to use multiple calendars effectively, and a listing of the information that needs to be provided.

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    using text to collect customer info

    Using Texting to Collect Customer Information

    Kirk Salisbury | April 2019

    Collecting information so that we can communicate with interested people is vital to an effective communication strategy. We can make collecting information natural for consumers by allowing people to text us their information – now allowing us to collect more information than ever before!

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    asana training

    Asana Training March 2019

    Sheri Anderson, CAAS Marketing Manager | March 2019

    Introducing Asana, a free project management software to make your life better! Learn how you and your team can structure work to turn goals into workable plans. Easily organize and plan workflows, projects, and more, so you can keep your work on schedule.

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    components and how to use them

    Components and How To Use Them

    Travis Harley | February 2019

    Learn what Components are in OUcampus and how to use them. Components are a combination of Assets and Snippets. They give you the freedom of selecting pre-built HTML elements and add information to them without having to use the WYSIWYG editor or source code.

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    Making Eventbrite Work for You

    Making Eventbrite Work for You

    Aubree Thomas | January 2019

    Learn tips on how to manage your events through Eventbrite from start to finish!

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    Digital Marketing Extension

    Digital Marketing

    Kirk Salisbury | December 2018

    Learn about digital marketing and how you can collaborate with the Extension marketing team to increase awareness and activity for your local programs. You will learn how to use social media ads, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and how to leverage other online resources.

    View Training

    Producing Your First Online Course

    Producing Your First Online Course

    Mike Whitesides, Marta Nielsen, and Brian Reynard | November 2018

    In this webinar you will learn how easy it is to turn your existing presentations into engaging online courses. We’ll cover the development process and what you can do to get started, as well as the benefits of taking your existing content online.

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    Extension Marketing Resources

    Extension Marketing Resources

    Mike Whitesides and Aubree Thomas | October 2018

    This webinar introduces the Extension marketing team, resources, project requests and much more. This webinar is especially helpful to new employees.

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    Keep Your Computer (PC) Running Smoothly

    Terry Boharsik | February 2018

    Terry Boharsik, USU Extension's IT specialist, discusses ways you can keep your computer running smoothly. The training is only geared toward PC users.

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    Be a Tighter Writer

    Julene Reese and Donna Falkenborg | January 2018

    Learn how to avoid jargon-laden gobbledygook. Anyone who would like to make technical writing more consumer-friendly, will learn about consistency, news value, things to avoid, and cutting the jargon.

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    Edit Your OU Campus Website

    Kirk Salisbury | December 2017

    Kirk Salisbury, webmaster for USU Extension and CAAS, reviews the basics of web editing in OU Campus.

    Need web training? Click here for OU Campus tutorials. 

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    Marketing Tips, Templates & Resources

    Mike Whitesides | January 2017

    Includes training on: marketing basics and guidelines, marketing team resources, marketing website resources, stock photo resources, ordering marketing materials, templates for flyers, web and PowerPoint

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    Qualtrics Survey Software Tutorial

    Dennis Hinkamp | July 2015

    Learn how to make surveys on the Qualtrics system.

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