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  • Send Targeted Emails

    Send personalized emails. Learn how to store and access custom data and start making an impact in the inbox.

  • Forms and Surveys Demo [58:39]

    This video is a full-length demo on Webtools Forms and Surveys

  • Email+ Best Practices

    There are some best practices to keep in mind when using Email+, relating to both an email's content and design.

  • Email+ Demo [56:27]

    View a complete Demo of Email+ by watching the making of a Newsletter.

  • Clearing Your Browser's Cache

    Your browser's cache temporarily stores files, scripts, and other web page contents in order to speed up your browsing experience. Cookies store information about sites you visit, such as your site settings. When you experience problems with Webtools, it may help to clear the browser cache and your cookies.

  • New Updates to Blog Tool and Skin Designer

    A walkthrough all of the new updates to the Blog Tool and Skin Designer, what you can do and how it works.

  • Understanding the Email+ Queue

    Sending extremely large numbers of emails is very complicated.  This post will attempt to explain the sending process as well as explain some of the many considerations that have to be made while sending every email. 

  • Dealing with 'Undelieverable' Replies

    The 'From' email address will receive bounce-back emails. Learn how to avoid this getting out of control.

  • Blog Tool Demo [53:37]

    Learn how to make custom Blogs quickly and easily. Fine-tune with advanced settings in the Skin Designer.

  • Importing Profiles in the Directory

  • Calendar XML FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about Calendar XML.

  • Uploading Email Addresses into the Group Manager

    Uploading a list of email addresses in the Group Manager

  • Group Manager Demo [37:17]

    View a complete Demo of all of the Group Manager features.

  • Add a Carousel Widget to a Webpage [4:51]

    View a complete demo of adding a Blog Carousel widget to a webpage.

  • Email+: New 2-Column Option Explained [3:52]

    This video shows an overview of some new options when creating a new email in Email+.

  • Email+ Reports and Terms

    These are the reports and common terms used in Email+.

  • Enhancements to Forms and Surveys

    Web Services will be adding multiple enhancements to Forms and Surveys in the coming months. We are providing the list in the hopes that users send us additional enhancements to add to the tools.

  • Adding photos to your Campus Directory Profile

    The Campus Directory now supports three types of image uploads.  Once an image is uploaded into the Campus Directory it can be rotated (if necessary) and cropped to the exact sizes that are required.  Images may be added from phones, iPads, desktop computers, and other devices. 

  • Email+ Opt Out [3:38]

    Webtools Opt Out allows users to "opt out" of a particular mailing without removing them from your Email Distribution List.

  • Request Shared or Sponsored Access

    In order for students, shared logins or outside people to gain access to Webtools please fill out the below web form.  If you are wanting access to be given to someone outside the University of Illinois then you will need to first ask your local IT department to set up a Net ID for the individual.

    Only Deans, Department Heads or CCOs can fill out the below form.  Access is automatically revoked after one year.

    https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1597214

  • Email+ Demo [1:05:56]

    Craft Emails that work beautifully across all major email clients and devices, monitor your success and more.

  • Generating an Email Signature

    Learn out to generate an email signature in Webtools.

  • Profile Export from the Campus Directory

    Profiles entered into the Profile Editor for staff and faculty can now be exported for consumption into your dynamic web sites.

  • Sending Blog Posts with Email+

    It's easy to export blog articles and summaries in order to distribute your content with Email+.

  • Uploading Emails from a Spreadsheet [1:53]

    This short clip shows how to upload a spreadsheet of email addresses to the Group Manager

  • Uploading Emails with Data [5:07]

    This video shows how to upload a spreadsheet of email addresses with data to the Group Manager.

  • Creating a Form or Survey

    Learn how to quickly set up a form or survey.

  • Group Manager Demo [24:34]

    View a complete demo of the Group Manager and see some new upload features.

  • Calendar - XML Searching

    Using the Search tab from the public calendar web interface, you will notice that there are many web parameters used when searching.

  • Webtools Calendar Demo

    This Webtools Calendar demo focuses on setting up and managing both Event and Master calendars.

  • Using Conditional Logic in a Form or Survey

    Use conditional logic to display different fields depending on a user's response to a specific question. This is also known as a "jump to" question.

  • Creating and Submitting Blog Posts for Approval

    Learn how to create and submit blog posts for approval by blog moderators.

  • About Massmail

    The Massmail tool provides a convenient web interface to submit and distribute email to large campus audiences.** Any student or faculty or staff member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can request to send Massmail.