Guidelines and Training
We’ve gathered helpful resources and information to empower you in handling basic communications needs like design, writing and web. Below, you’ll find links to training, templates, tools and more to guide you.
For more advanced or complex work like custom graphic design, planning/strategy or building a website, we recommend submitting a project request to us.
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Complete a request form to let us know how we can help you.
UCalgary Brand standards
Visit UCalgary's Visual Identity Guidelines
Find out more about UCalgary's logos
Posters, EBBs, signage or social media graphics
UCalgary Brand has a variety of templates for posters, presentations and EBBs you may use if our team doesn’t have capacity to produce custom graphic designs. Using these will ensure you’re meeting minimum brand guidelines.
SES MarComms has limited licenses for Canva for Teams that allow you to create designs for select social, digital or print applications. Connect with us first to discuss access and use.
Notice of photography signage
If you require signage to display during filming or while taking photos that may capture the public, please use these signs that can be printed from an office printer.
UCalgary News Style Guide
Refer to the UCalgary News Style Guide first to make sure your writing is consistent with UCalgary’s styling. As a general rule, we use Canadian Press (CP) Style for communications.
Web and social media writing
Follow UCalgary Brand’s web and social media writing guidelines so your messaging is on point.
Check your writing
Check if your writing is clear and concise with Hemingway.
Web and social media
UCalgary’s Digital Experience website has a wide array of training and resources.
Do you have web editing access? Make sure you’re up to date on Drupal training.
Review LiveWhale basics so you know how to effective use the university’s event management system.
Review Marketo training so you understand how to build and edit emails and newsletters.
Does your unit have social media accounts? Review UCalgary Brand’s social media guidelines.
New accounts must be requested and approved by Advancement. Connect with us first to discuss any requests for social media accounts.