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CommLab is a series of events the communications team plans to hold several times each year in order to go in-depth on a range of communications topics for those who are interested. Videos of past events will be archived here, in addition to links to relevant resources.

Branding Guide

The Rackham Branding Guide serves as a design and editorial reference for Rackham standards with regard to accessibility, typography, color, logos, and style.

Suggest a Topic

We’d love to hear from you on something you’d like help with. If you have a question or a suggestion for a future CommLab topic, please email the communications team!

What's Next at CommLab?

The topic of the next CommLab will be Digital Accessibility, on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

CommLab on Demand

Resources for Presentations

Learn how to deliver clear, catchy, and consistent presentations in our first CommLab video. We cover the value of accessibility, important design principles, and a few online resources to help you jump-start your next presentation.

Using the New Rackham PowerPoint Template

Topics covered include a range of new slide options, how to add images, and how to use the template grid, along with guidance on colors, fonts, formatting text, and adding notes.

Email Best Practices

What makes a good subject line? Is pre-header text important? What do you need to keep an eye on to make your Mailchimp campaign a success? We cover these questions and more with an eye toward boosting open rates and clickthrough.

Comms 101—Making Your Projects Shine with the Rackham Communications Team

We talk through process, planning, and practices to help achieve the result you want. Topics include using the Project Request Form, project guidelines and lead times, using Asana, intranet assets available to you, and more.