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finalsite Web Tech Event January 26, 2011. Hosted by Sacred Heart Schools. Sacred Heart/ finalsite Connection. Sacred Heart launches new design using finalsite in September 2009 After. Before. Why we chose finalsite. Old Website vs. New Website Old Website

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Finalsite web tech event january 26 2011

finalsite Web Tech EventJanuary 26, 2011

Hosted by Sacred Heart Schools

Sacred heart finalsite connection
Sacred Heart/finalsite Connection

Sacred Heart launches new design using finalsite in September 2009



Why we chose finalsite
Why we chose finalsite

Old Website vs. New Website

Old Website

  • Redundant information listed in an unorganized way

  • Goals message not prominent

  • Too many typefaces

  • Lack of consistent updating

  • Links missing

  • Lack of site search

Why we chose finalsite1
Why we chose finalsite

New Website

  • Daily updates on home page

  • Flash photos on home page reflecting five goals

  • Easy to navigate

  • Site search option

  • Protected log in area for parents

  • Alumni Portal for alums to post comments

  • Faculty/Staff Directory

  • Online forms

  • Athletics Manager

What sets our website apart
What Sets Our Website Apart

  • Social networking icons on home pageand at the bottom of every page on our website

  • Parent/Alumni Networking sites pages

  • Media Gallery/News/YouTube page using portal pages

  • Online forms and quizzes

  • Thermometer graph on Giving pages

  • Issuu to show our publications as flip

    through books online

  • Admissions Blog

  • Google Analytics

Social networking
Social Networking


Two Facebook pages:

  • Sacred Heart Schools Facebook page


    (visit at

  • Sheridan Road Alumni Association page ~ 313 followers

    (visit at

    Twitter (follow @sacredheartchgo)

  • Use Hootsuite( to schedule multiple posts

  • Connect with other SHS Network schools to share content and ideas

  • Links to slideshows and videos to increase viewing

Social networking continued
Social Networking (continued)

YouTube Channel


  • Christmas Video received more than 1,000 hits (300 more views than our Thanksgiving video)

  • 14 channel subscribers

  • Separate playlists for specific videos

  • Easy to embed videos on our website

YouTube Channel page

Video embedded on our website

Networking sites
Networking Sites

(link: Networking Sites)

Twitter and Facebook badges

automatically update with feeds




  • Or search social plugins on Facebook and click Live Stream




  • Or go to Resources at the bottom of Twitter, Widgets, My Website, Profile Widget

Media gallery news youtube page
Media Gallery/News/YouTube page

  • Portal page for updated slideshows, news posts and recent YouTube video

  • Easy to update and replace old slideshows

  • News posts feed in automatically

  • YouTube Channel features most recent video

    (link: Media Gallery and News)

Online forms quizzes
Online Forms & Quizzes

Currently, we have 13 active forms on the


Donate Online Form (link: Donate Online)

  • Donate Online button on home page and Giving pages links to form

  • Connects with DiamondMind to process payments

  • Directly deposits payments into our account

    Alumni Quizzes

  • Mother Hardey Quiz (link: Mother Hardey) featured with every Young Alumni eNewsletter

  • Displays results after submission is completed

Thermometer and flipbooks
Thermometer and Flipbooks

  • Filling thermometer (right) easy to update Annual Fund giving level (link:Annual Fund Thermometer)

  • Issuu flipbook (below) allows our publications to be interactive with our community (link: Heartbeat publication)

Admissions blog
Admissions Blog

  • An area to share information about the Admissions process with prospective and current families

  • Links back to other Admissions pages on the website

  • Allows users to sign up for alerts, RSS feeds and comment on posts

  • (link: Admissions Blog)

Google analytics
Google Analytics

  • IL Map Overlay

  • Chicago

  • Glendale Heights

  • Lincolnwood

  • Evanston

  • Villa Park

  • Popular Search Terms

  • calendar

  • uniform

  • smugmug

  • lunch menu

  • bus

Most popular times of day

  • 11 am

  • 10 am

  • 2 pm

  • noon

    Most popular pages

  • Home

  • School Calendar

  • Faculty/Staff Directory

  • Parent Login

  • Athletics – Teams and Schedules

  • Visits

  • Dashboard tells us what days receive high traffic and low traffic

  • Using analytics, we are able to tell what contributed to these highs and lows

Questions and Answers

Please ask any questions at this time.