Glossary of Terms

BULLETIN BOARD

Looking for an apartment, discounted O’s tickets, a babysitter?
Here’s your virtual bulletin board.

CATEGORIES

Organize posts according to predetermined groups set by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs: Community Service, Clinical Care, Education, Collaboration, Profiles, Research, Technology, University Life, UMB News, Social, and For B’more

COMMENTS

Reflect on a post. Start a discussion! No login required. The more comments a post receives, the longer it will stay at the top of the home page.

COMMON CALENDAR

UMB’s one-stop shop for all University-related events on and off campus

ELM-ED UP!

Click on the green leaf to denote that you like a post. The more “Elm ups” a post receives, the longer it will stay at the top of the home page.

FOR MEDIA

Local and national media’s guide to everything UMB. For more information, contact Alex Likowski, director of media relations.

GALLERY

A series of photos focused on a University event or organization (often linked to a story)

LINK

Connect readers to external resources such as stories, images, and videos

POST

Makes up a variety of items available on The Elm: story, gallery, link, image, quote, audio, and video

RSS FEED

A Rich Site Summary of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works such as news, audio, and video in a standardized format. Subscribe to The Elm’s RSS feed.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos). The Elm uses the following social media platforms: Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Vimeo.

TAGS

Attach a label to a post to increase readership and make your content easier to find. Common tags include: alumni, campus life, classifieds, financial aid, human resources, parking, public safety, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, UM BioPark, UM Go Green, UM shuttle, UMMC, URecFit, etc.

TRENDING

Posts on The Elm being discussed more than others

UMB CARES

Want to volunteer your time? The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a wealth of community service opportunities for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.

  
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