blog postsAbout MassmailApr 24, 2019 9:30 am1 views 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. About the Campus MapSep 10, 2019 10:15 am44 views Adding a Short URL DomainDec 10, 2019 8:30 am77 views Have your local IT support group create a C-Name record called go.abc.illinois.edu that points to the A-record go.illinois.edu (substitute your department name for 'abc'). Contact Web Services once step one is complete is complete. Adding photos to your Campus Directory ProfileOct 29, 2018 8:30 am630 views 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. Calendar XML FAQsDec 5, 2016 11:15 am575 views The ins and outs of using the Calendar XML.Clearing Your Browser's CacheApr 27, 2018 11:15 am2096 views 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.Creating a Form or SurveyMay 17, 2019 9:45 am1742 views Learn how to quickly set up a form or survey.Creating and Submitting Blog Posts for ApprovalJun 13, 2019 1:00 pm85 views Learn how to create and submit blog posts for approval by blog moderators.Creating a Wizard SkinAug 5, 2019 3:00 pm178 views Learn how to set up a Wizard skin to use in Webtools.Email+ Best PracticesSep 8, 2017 10:45 am2474 views There are some best practices to keep in mind when using Email+, relating to both an email's content and design.Email+ Demo [45:19]Jan 30, 2020 12:00 pm883 views This video demonstrates creating an email in Email+.Email+ Reports and TermsMar 31, 2017 12:45 pm772 views These are the reports and common terms used in Email+.Emails going to spam or other folderJul 9, 2021 12:15 pm50 views When emails are sent, email clients have rules they apply before the email gets to your inbox. Sometimes they end up in your 'spam' or 'other' folders instead of your inbox.Email+ Subscribing and UnsubscribingSep 30, 2019 2:45 pm447 views In Email+, you can allow your users to subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) your mailings.Email+ tracking for listservs and distribution groupsMar 11, 2020 8:15 am349 views An issue has been identified when using Email+ to send to listservs or distribution groups. When an email is sent the links in the email are replaced by Sparkpost, our new vendor for delivering emails. This is done to collect tracking information. Occasionally these links are resulting in an error when a user clicks them. Email type no longer supportedApr 23, 2021 1:45 pm285 views Supported email types in Email+ are 'wizard' and 'ecard'. All other types have been retired. The preview or archive is no longer availabe.Form & Survey Builder Demo [48:57]Jan 28, 2020 12:00 pm914 views This video demonstrates creating an form in the Form Builder.From Address Restrictions in Email+Dec 4, 2019 7:00 am69 views Email+ uses a vendor, Sparkpost, for the delivery of emails. Each 'from address' domain needs to be approved and setup by Tech Services before an email can be sent from that domain. The following domains will not be approved for 'from addresses' in Email+:Generating an Email SignatureMay 10, 2019 10:00 am2082 views Learn out to generate an email signature in Webtools.Group Manager Demo [27:59]Jan 30, 2020 12:00 pm315 views This video demonstrates creating a group in the Group Manager.How to send to a listservSep 3, 2021 3:15 pm18 views Email+ can be used effectively to send to listservs. This post lists the rules that must be followed when sending to a listser.Importing Profiles in the DirectoryNov 22, 2013 11:15 am523 views "Mailing List Addresses" in Email+Nov 1, 2019 10:00 am165 views "Mailing list addresses" are sometimes used in Email+ rather than groups from the Group Manager. Technically these are Active Directory “distribution lists”. An example of a distribution list might be xyzfull-L@illinois.edu . Sending to this email address would result in everyone in the department XYZ receiving an email. New Webtool for adding Undergraduate Students, Shared, and External AccessJan 24, 2019 3:00 pm702 views Go to More/Sponsored in Webtools and add the user. The user will be added with the same unit and department as the person adding them. To add them to a different unit please have a staff member from that unit add them.Profile Export from the Campus DirectoryFeb 28, 2018 8:15 am209 views Profiles entered into the Profile Editor for staff and faculty can now be exported for consumption into your dynamic web sites.Registering Domains for Email+ From AddressesAug 28, 2019 12:15 pm40 views All From Email Address Domains must be registered before they will work. Retiring Social Media and Banner elementsMay 10, 2021 8:15 am63 views The 'banner' and 'social media' elements in Email+ are being retired on June 28, 2021. The banner and social media can now be added to the skin in the Skin Designer.Running a Form or Survey ReportJul 16, 2019 3:15 pm1532 views Learn how to run a report for a form or survey in Webtools.Sending Blog Posts with Email+Sep 13, 2017 10:30 am208 views It's easy to export blog articles and summaries in order to distribute your content with Email+.Send Targeted EmailsJul 16, 2015 10:00 am2239 views Send personalized emails. Learn how to store and access custom data and start making an impact in the inbox.Skin Designer Demo [29:58]Jan 28, 2020 12:00 pm280 views This video demonstrates creating an email wizard skin in the Skin Designer.Sparkpost Suppressions in Email+Mar 9, 2020 1:45 pm105 views Sparkpost is the vendor that Email+ now uses to deliver emails. For those of you sending emails and monitoring the results through the Reports tab you will notice a few new terms in the reports. This post will attempt to explain how Sparkpost suppresses email addresses and what you can do to verify and unsuppress an email address.Transferring or Sharing WebtoolsSep 3, 2021 10:00 am12 views The Transfer Webtools allows you to quickly and easily transfer or share Webtools with other people or groups.Understanding the Email+ QueueSep 15, 2017 9:15 am916 views 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. Using Conditional Logic in a Form or SurveyMay 20, 2019 2:15 pm531 views 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.Using Hidden Fields in a Form or SurveyJul 26, 2019 3:15 pm1086 views You can now use hidden fields in forms and surveys. Hidden fields allow you to include data elements that can’t be seen by users when a form is submitted.Using Security Groups for Assigning Webtools AdminsSep 3, 2021 12:30 pm6 views Webtools may have security groups from the Group Manager added on the Privileges tab. People can be added to the group rather than on each Webtool. This makes transfering Webtools or assigning additional staff members as easy as adding a person to a group.Webtools Calendar DemoMar 29, 2019 1:15 pm508 views This Webtools Calendar demo focuses on setting up and managing both Event and Master calendars.