Category: User Group

Thanks for Coming to User Group 2017

User Group 2017, our largest ever,  wrapped up on Tuesday, and we can’t believe it’s over! With more than 200 attendees representing 130 universities, this was an unprecedented learning opportunity for everyone, including DMers. Our theme this year was Share Your Story, and share we did—from innovative ways to engage faculty to reports that fuel strategic initiatives and continuous improvement. Continue reading “Thanks for Coming to User Group 2017”

Why DMers Love User Group

User Group is Digital Measures annual conference for clients who use Activity Insight, but it’s an exciting event for DMers as well. Our clients tell us they appreciate our informative agenda, interesting keynote speakers and the chance to network with DMers and colleagues from other universities. As all DMers attend User Group, they each have particular elements they love best. Here’s a few of their stories. Continue reading “Why DMers Love User Group”

Get Our Roadmap Story at User Group 2017

People who attend User Group tell us that they really value learning from their peers in higher education—and they love being the first to learn about what’s on the horizon at Digital Measures. This year’s attendees have several chances to get our roadmap story and learn about Activity Insight, Workflow and what’s ahead for 2018.

DM Download with Matt Bartel

Every year, Digital Measures CEO and Founder Matt Bartel shares his look at the current state of higher education and his vision for the company . He’ll discuss the opportunities that Digital Measures sees to provide universities with tools that allow you to effectively and accurately share your stories of individual and university accomplishment and impact.

Roadmap Retrospective

It’s been an exciting year of development and new releases at DM. In “Our 2017 Roadmap Story,” Product Management team lead Ella Ozier will share the new features and capabilities we’ve developed since User Group 2016, and how that impacts our colleagues Professor Harry Brown and Activity Insight Administrator Naiobi Richards at the fictional (but very relatable!) Your University. You will also meet a new Workflow Administrator at YourU.

Preview New Features

Choose one of three tracks during our DM Product Hour for a deeper dive into:

  • Reporting: How You Want It with self-service reporting tools
  • Transforming Processes With Workflow
  • Supporting AACSB’s Revised Standards

In each session, we will show you what DM has planned and you’ll have the opportunity to help us chart a course for the capabilities that will have the most impact for your university.

New This Year: Labs@DM

During breaks between sessions, visit Labs@DM and make your voice heard—you’ll have the chance to test drive new Activity Insight and Workflow features and give your feedback! (It’s fun, interactive and brief, so you won’t miss anything on the conference agenda.) Members of the Development team, Success Consultants and Technologists will also be available to talk about using these new capabilities at your institution.

It’s coming up soon, so don’t miss it! See the full agenda and register today for User Group 2017, October 8-10 in Milwaukee.

User Group 2017 Keynote: A Conversation With Arne Duncan, Former US Secretary of Education

If you’re looking for one more great reason to attend User Group 2017, consider our keynote conversation with former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday, October 9.  In an exclusive session for User Group attendees, Duncan will share stories of what it was like working with President Obama, his views on education today and his latest endeavors for making a difference in Chicago. Registrants will also have a chance to ask their questions during this fireside chat with Digital Measures CEO and Founder Matt Bartel. Continue reading “User Group 2017 Keynote: A Conversation With Arne Duncan, Former US Secretary of Education”

Get Social With Your Peers at User Group 2017

2016 User Group fiestaAt User Group, our goal is to offer an equal dose of learning and fun. We’ve lined up a comprehensive agenda to ensure you learn the most you can from DMers and your colleagues. However, sometimes the chance to get social with your peers is just as valuable.

In addition to our evening events below, each day we made sure to include morning and afternoon breaks, as well as breakfast and lunch, as a time for you to network, meet with your consultant or take time for yourself. Continue reading “Get Social With Your Peers at User Group 2017”

Plan for Strategic Success at User Group 2017

Measuring institutional effectiveness and moving the needle on strategic priorities are top of mind for provosts and deans. Learn how to use faculty activity reporting software to assess success, promote continuous improvement, measure impact and drive decision making with data at User Group 2017, October 8-10 in Milwaukee. Here’s just a sample of the 16-plus presentations by universities using faculty activity data to drive progress toward the mission: Continue reading “Plan for Strategic Success at User Group 2017”

Learn to Engage Faculty at User Group 2017

To get the full benefit of a faculty activity reporting system, you need help from your most important asset, your faculty. After all, their activities and accomplishments define your university. User Group 2017 is less than two months away, and our agenda is jam-packed with informative presentations by your university peers, including several with success in encouraging faculty to embrace Activity Insight and steer its use. Register today to take part in these faculty-focused sessions: Continue reading “Learn to Engage Faculty at User Group 2017”

Faculty Activity Reporting Software Eases Accreditation

Accrediting bodies develop criteria for evaluating universities and programs, and conduct peer reviews to assess whether or not those criteria are met. According to the Department of Education, the goal of accreditation is to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality in what they are delivering to students. Federal financial aid and employer tuition reimbursement are tied to accreditation, so it’s vital for recruiting and retaining students and faculty. But preparing the reports required by accreditors is a painful process, especially if you’re working from paper or spreadsheets. It doesn’t have to be—the right faculty activity reporting software eases accreditation. Here’s how. Continue reading “Faculty Activity Reporting Software Eases Accreditation”

User Group 2017 Agenda Is Now Available!

Our agenda for User Group 2017 Share Your Story is now available! This year’s roster is filled with remarkable success stories and best practices of more than a dozen of your university peers. And every second of our programming is devoted to helping you drive results in ways that didn’t seem possible.

In addition to our usual client-focused content, you won’t want to miss our Keynote speaker, former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan in an exclusive presentation for User Group attendees.

Of course, we’ll also have our CEO and Founder Matt Bartel’s DM Download to kick off the conference and exciting sessions that explore what’s next from our Product Management team.

Past attendees tell us how instrumental User Group is for networking with colleagues and bringing back actionable takeaways to their campus.

Want to set your university up for success with Activity Insight? Don’t miss User Group 2017 to learn and get inspired! Take a look at what we have in store this year, then register today!

A Strong User Community Supports Client Success

As consumers, we have an amazing array of user communities where we can connect with others to share best practices, success stories, pro tips, development ideas and—of course—their questions. Think Nike, with its apps for runners and other athletes, or the way Playstation facilitates interaction among users. The best tech companies do this as well, including the SAP Community Network and VMware’s support of local user groups and conferences. A strong user community supports client success: here’s how we cultivate relationships with and among Activity Insight users. Continue reading “A Strong User Community Supports Client Success”