Global Navigation Bar

The global navigation bar, found at the top of the screen, is the primary way that you will navigate through OU Campus.

  • Dashboard: Includes access to your workflow, inbox, and Dashboard gadgets. The Dashboard is the default location when you are not logging in via a DirectEdit link on a page.
  • Content: The Content menu includes access to the main area for editing pages and assets. It consists of several items, depending on your permission level.
  • Reports: Provides access to administrative-level reporting and content management functionality based on your permissions level.
  • Add-Ons: Provides access to additional applications for access through the OU Campus interface. Access to add-ons may be limited by your permissions.
  • User Avatar and User Name: The menu provides access to your settings.
  • Help: Help menu items include access to the Webmaster’s Blog, OU Campus Support Site, and other OU Campus webpages.


The Dashboard includes access to your workflow and inbox, and the configurable content area can contain various Dashboard gadgets such as

  • My Checked-Out Content (pages checked out to the user)
  • Activity (an activity feed for the site)
  • Inbox
  • Site Analytics
  • Workflow



The Content menu is the gateway to the most frequently-used section of OU Campus, as it includes the capability to create and edit content. It can consist of several items, depending on authority level. These include:

  • Pages
  • Assets
  • Recycle Bin



The Reports menu includes reports about content and content status, such as the number of checked out pages currently in the site. Reporting capabilities for OU Campus include information on pages, assets, changes made within a specific date range, dependency tag and subscribers, users, broken links, checked out content, and several other reports and additional fields specific to the report type. For some reports you may only see data on pages to which you have access, others you may see data for all CMS sites.



The Add-Ons menu provides links to many Michigan Tech website assistance resources including the Webmaster’s Blog, Style Guide, Accessible Technology Training, CMS Site Contacts, Page Layout Recommendations, Images Guidelines, Editorial Guide, and Brand Guide.

Global Search

The magnifying glass icon is a Global Search function that allows you to search all content within OU Campus.

User Avatar and User Name

The top right of every screen shows your name and avatar. By hovering over your name, you can access the menu to change your personal settings or log out.


The Help menu includes several links to additional support resources, including links to the Webmaster’s Blog, OU Campus Support site, OmniUpdate Community Network (OCN), New Features and Feedback Forum, and version release notes. Please remember that the documentation from OU Campus is not specific to Michigan Tech and may include features we do not use or not include specific details on how we use the system.

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