Spring 2017 Workshops
Below new dates and times for OU Training Workshops for spring 2017. All workshops are held in Whitman 242.
- Tuesday, January 31 — 10:50-12:05
- Friday, February 17 — 2:00 - 3:30
- Tuesday, March 14 — 10:50-12:05
- Friday, April 21 — 2:00 - 3:30
- Tuesday, May 16 — 10:50-12:05
OUCampus is a Content Management System (CMS) from OmniUpdate that allows users to create and maintain Web pages without having to know any HTML. Some of the features include multi-browser support, in-context WYSIWYG editor, direct edit, auto save, publishing, workflow, integration with Facebook and Twitter, and creation of RSS feeds. OmniUpdate offers help and support in the OU Campus / OU Publish Documentation page.
About Internet Explorer
Some Internet Explorer users will experience technical issues when viewing the website. This is due to a compatibility setting on the browser that must be changed at the user level. In Internet Explorer, make sure you have "Compatibility View" turned off. In Internet Explorer, under "Tools," uncheck "Compatibility View" (see image below).
Videos for OU Campus v10
|Training Tuesdays recordings||Training Tuesdays are a monthly webinar series where OmniUpdate employees demonstrate a specific feature or function within OU Campus.||Link to archive|
|Introduction to the Interface||Learn about how to log into OU Campus using DirectEdit, as well as about the key portions of the OU Campus interface, from the Global Navigation bar to the Gadgets sidebar and everything in between.||Vimeo|
|Editing Content with JustEdit||This video will cover the basics of editing a page's editable region using JustEdit, the WYSIWYG editor inside of OU Campus.||Vimeo|
|Using Reusable Content||This video talks specifically about how to insert Assets and Snippets into an editable region inside OU Campus, and the difference between these two types of reusable content.||Vimeo|
|Using Page Properties||In this video, learn about how to modify Page Parameters for a page inside OU Campus.||Vimeo|
This video demonstrates the two types of reminders that can be added to a page: Scheduled Reminders and Stale Reminders.
|Using the Version System||
This video discusses the version system in OU Campus, how versions are created, and the functionality available within the Versions screen.
This video walks through the process of publishing content, including ancillary publish actions like scheduling a publish in the future and sending out social media posts when publishing pages.
This video shows how to use Page Check inside OU Campus, and also discusses Final Check, where certain Page Check options may run automatically when the Publish button is clicked.
|Workflow 101||This video gives a brief introduction to workflow - the process by which files can be sent to other users for approval. Watch this video to understand the process by which files are sent, approved, or declined in a workflow, and also take a quick look at the Workflow screen under the Dashboard menu.||Vimeo|
|Introduction to Gadgets||This video gives a brief introduction to using gadgets. It discusses where to find them, how to determine which ones appear on the screen, and other important details.||Vimeo|
|Creating a New Page||This video walks users through the process of creating a new interior page from a template in OU Campus.||Vimeo|
|Creating a New Section||This video walks users through the process of creating a new subsection inside their site, using a "New Section with Index Page" template.||Vimeo|
|Uploading Binary Files||This lesson covers how to upload binary files (audio, video, images, PDF/Microsoft Office documents, etc.) into OU Campus, either from the Pages list view or when editing a page.||Vimeo|
|OU Campus Gadget Videos|
|Activity Gadget||Learn about the basic functionality of the Activity Gadget and where it's located.||Vimeo|
|Bookmarks Gadget||Learn about how to use the Bookmarks Gadget so you can get to content you want to edit more quickly!||Vimeo|
|Dependency Tag Info Gadget||Learn about the Dependency Tag Info Gadget in this quick video! Use this gadget to look up information about the files associated with dependency tags, or look up a particular dependency tag by searching with a filename or file path.||Vimeo|
|Images Gadget||Learn about the Images Gadget, which enables you to drag and drop images into an editable region more quickly than using WYSIWYG tools. Also, discover how directory variables come into play when configuring this gadget as an administrator.||Vimeo|
|Inbox Gadget||Learn about the features the Inbox Gadget offers, in addition to some other functionality found in the normal Inbox screen under the Dashboard.||Vimeo|
|Link Check Gadget||Learn about this gadget, which makes it easy to check for broken links on a page and see exactly where you need to go to fix them.||Vimeo|
|My Checked-Out Content Gadget||Learn about the My Checked-Out Content Gadget, which is used to conveniently track all the files that you have checked out in the system currently.||Vimeo|
|Notes Gadget||Learn how to use the Notes Gadget, which allows you to make public and private notes on any file in OU Campus.||Vimeo|
|Page Info Gadget||Learn about the Page Info Gadget, which can return valuable info about the page you're viewing, especially when combined with the Dependency Tag Info Gadget.||Vimeo|
|Page Parameters Gadget||Learn about the Page Parameters Gadget, which allows you to edit the parameters of the page while still viewing its preview.||Vimeo|
|Quick Publish Gadget||Learn how to publish pages in a single click and push changes to Production quickly using the Quick Publish Gadget.||Vimeo|
|Request Help Gadget||Learn about this gadget, which can be used to quickly send a message to administrators in your account when you're encountering issues with your site or OU Campus.||Vimeo|
|Snippets Gadget||Learn how to drag and drop snippets into your page from the Gadgets Sidebar, and everything else the Snippets Gadget can do, in this video!||Vimeo|
Content and Brand Guidelines
Everything you need to know about Farmingdale State College's graphic identity standards,
communications style, and social media guidelines.
Graphic Identity Standards & Communications Style Guide