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Snippets are inserted into an Editable Region to create styled widgets. From the toolbar, click the Insert Snippet icon. For each snippet you will enter certain content in the available fields (available fields are always white) or change the existing text that appears. If you notice that the snippet content does not appear in the preview when you save, you have most likely not entered all of the required information for the snippet or entered something incorrectly.
Learn more about each snippet using the provided links.
To create a new page or section,
- From the Pages list view navigate to the folder in which you want to create the new content.
- Click on the green +New button at the top of the page.
- Select the type of item you want to create.
If you are creating a tab level folder that will not have a landing page, you should still create a New Section, not just a Folder.
The editor is an authoring tool that makes it easy for you to format your text. When you click an Editable Region to make changes to it, the editor opens. The region you are editing is highlighted and a toolbar appears at the top.
A page includes several editable regions. Editable regions are locations on the page where you can add or edit content. The editable region buttons are shown as green buttons on the page after you have clicked the Edit button in the Page Actions Toolbar.
OU Campus has status indicators that help make clear why a page is not available for editing as well as who has checked out a page, scheduled an action, or if the page is in the process of a workflow. These icons are shown on many of the screens that display content lists, most notably the File Navigation sidebar, Pages list view, and the My Checked-Out Content gadget.
The checked out/in icon, represented by a light bulb, reflects the state of an OU Campus page or file. When a page or file is checked out no other users can make changes to the item until it has been checked back in. A page is automatically checked out to a user when they begin editing it.
The Pages List View provides access to functionality relating to creating new content, uploading, and editing content. It provides a view of the pages, files, and directories that make up the site, and the additional functionality that is available for each file and directory. You can get to this area from the Content button in the global navigation bar or Content>Pages.
A gadget is a little program that provides additional functionality or streamlined access to functionality within OU Campus. Additional gadgets may be created at any time and gadget access may be limited by a user’s permissions. Some gadgets are only located on the Dashboard or on the Gadgets sidebar, while others are available in both locations.
Each individual user can choose which gadgets to show or hide on their Dashboard or Gadgets sidebar; some gadgets are context-specific, meaning that they will only appear when viewing a page or inside an editable region.
The OU Campus Dashboard provides a location within the CMS where you can access user-specific messaging and gadgets. The Dashboard is the default log-in location from the standard OU Campus Login screen when not using DirectEdit.
In the Dashboard menu on the global navigation bar, you can find links to Workflow and Inbox. These options are also found beneath your name on the Dashboard overview page.
The Dashboard can be customized by choosing which gadgets to show or hide in the view as discussed in the Dashboard Gadgets section.
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.