Learning the Terminology

Refer to this glossary of terminology, sorted alphabetically to learn more about an unfamiliar word.

A

Access Rights: The ability to edit a web page or part of a web page.

Accessibility Check: Validation available to ensure web accessibility compliance.

Approver: A user that has been assigned to approve pages for another user.

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications): Defines a way to make web content and applications more accessible to people with disabilities.

Asset: A reusable piece of content (text, code, form, or image gallery) that can be placed on many pages. When an asset is edited and published, all subscribing pages are automatically published with the changes.

Auto Draft: A feature of the editor that locally saves a draft of the content you are editing.

B

Breadcrumbs: A navigational technique displaying all visited pages leading from the home page to the currently viewed page. All pages are linked for easy backwards navigation. Breadcrumbs are typically placed near the top of a web page.

Broken Page: A page containing one or more links that no longer exist that need to be corrected.

C

CSS (cascading style sheet): A specification of the formatting style for various elements of a web page.

D

Dashboard: Area in OU Campus that includes Workflow, Current Projects, Broken Pages, and Settings/Preferences (for a user).

Dependency Manager (DM): An OU Campus feature that manages links.

DirectEdit™: The ability to access the web CMS editor from a hidden link on any web page and immediately edit the page without requiring users to find their pages in the web CMS directory.

E

Editable Regions: Sub-parts of a web page that are accessible and editable. Our Editable Regions include Intro Content, Main Content, Additional Content, Left Sidebar Content, and Right Sidebar Content.

F

File: An uploaded document including pdf, Word, Excel, etc.

File Management: The ability to perform standard file functions within the CMS such as copy, move, rename, delete, etc.

G

Gadget: Programs that provide additional functionality and access in OU Campus.

 

I

In-Context Editing: The ability to edit a web page as it would appear on the web. The actual web page is displayed during editing as opposed to a lesser text field element.

Interior Page: Any page within a site that is not the main homepage for that site.

Insert Media: The CMS capability to insert graphics, audio, video, and other multimedia types.

L

Log: List of actions with person, date, and time noted.

M

Multi-Browser Preview: The ability to display a preview of a web page in different browsers and different platforms before publishing.

MultiEdit Content: A way to quickly enter information for several fields. At Michigan Tech this is used for main images at the top of a page.

R

Revert: The ability of the CMS to roll back the pages to be displayed to a previous version.

S

Section: A section is a folder within a site that includes navigation, properties, and an Interior Page.

Settings/Preferences: Settings/Preferences allows users to see the current configuration of their user information.

Snippet: Item that is inserted into an Editable Region that creates and formats specific widgets and styles on a page.

T

TinyMCE: The name of the third-party editor interface that is used when editing content.

V

Version Control: The ability of the CMS to store different versions of a website at given times.

W

Workflow: A CMS requirement that allows certain tasks to be done in a specified manner, subject to certain approvals.

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get): An editing approach that enables the user to view and edit content in a visual manner.

Check out the Glossary from OU Campus for even more!