Category: Interface

TinyMCE Editor (JustEdit)

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 appear at the top.

Screen shot of the toolbar with labels.

Toolbar Functions

  • save and exit icon Save and Exit: Saves the changes you have made to the content and closes edit mode, returning you to the edit screen where you can select another region to edit.
  • exit without saving icon Exit without Saving: Closes edit mode for the region you are on without saving any changes you have made. This requires you to click OK to confirm this selection and then returns you to the edit screen where you can select another region to edit.
  • restore last draft icon Restore Last Draft: Auto Draft will automatically save your changes approximately every minute while you are editing. The last save stored by Auto Draft can be recovered up to 20 minutes later in the event that your browser window is closed or lost. This icon is only shown in browsers that support this feature.
  • cut icon Cut: Removes the selected content to the clipboard that will allow you to paste it in another location.
  • copy icon Copy: Copies the selected content to the clipboard allowing you to paste it as a duplicate in another location.
  • paste icon Paste: Pastes content that you have cut or copied into the selected location, maintaining any links or formatting that were in the original content.
  • paste as text icon Paste as Text: Pastes content that you have cut or copied into the selected location, removing any links or formatting that were in the original content.
  • find and replace icon Find and Replace: Allows you to search for specific characters and replace each instance with a different set of characters.
  • undo icon Undo: Reverses the last change you made.
  • redo icon Redo: Reverses the last Undo.
  • spell check icon Spell Check: Clicking the icon checks the content for misspelled words, underlining them in red. It will not continue to check additional content you type, so you should check after you have entered the content. Clicking on a misspelled word will give you correctly spelled alternatives to choose from. Clicking on the arrow next to the icon will allow you to choose a different language to spell check in.
  • clear formatting icon Clear Formatting: Removes formatting applied to the selected content, such as bold or italics.
  • bold icon Bold: Applies bold formatting to the selected text.
  • italics icon Italics: Applies italics formatting to the selected text.
  • strikethrough icon Strikethrough: Applies strikethrough formatting to the selected text.
  • bulleted list icon Bulleted List: Formats the following text or selected text into a bulleted list. Clicking on the arrow next to the icon allows you to choose an alternate bullet style. From the code view you can add class=”none” to the <ul> to remove the bullet and indent or class=”nobullets” to remove the bullet and keep the indent.
  • numbered list icon Numbered List: Formats the following text or selected text into a numbered list. Clicking on the arrow next to the icon allows you to choose an alternate number style.
  • decrease indent icon Decrease Indent: Reduces the indentation of the selection.
  • increase indent icon Increase Indent: Increases the indentation of the selection.
  • superscript icon Subscript: Changes the selected text to subscript.
  • subscript icon Superscript: Changes the selected text to superscript.
  • insert/edit link icon Insert/Edit Link: Links selected content to another page in the CMS or an external website. If linking to another page in the CMS, use the folder icon at the end of the URL field to select the page. Text to display is what the page text is, this should already be filled out. Title is what will show up if you hover over the link on the live page. Target will determine if the link will open in the current window (None) or a New Window. By selecting a Class you can create a gold button, a grey button, an outline button (blank), an arrow, a yellow underlined link, or a blue font-color link.
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  • remove link icon Remove Link: Removes the link from selected content.
  • mailto link icon Mailto Link: Allows you to set the email address and subject to create a mailto link.
  • anchor icon Anchor: Allows you to set the name for an anchor that can be linked to within a page. Be sure the name only includes lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens.
  • help icon Help: Provides more information about the toolbar items in a pop-up window.
  • paragraph dropdown menu Paragraph: Applies heading formats to text. Only use Paragraph, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, Heading 5, Heading 6.
  • styles dropdown menu Styles: Applies custom coding to content including buttons, link formatting, horizontal rules, and alignment.
  • text color icon Text Color: Changes the color of selected text.
  • insert/edit image icon Insert/Edit Image: Inserts an image. You should first create your images in the CMS using the Image Editor gadget.
  • insert/edit video icon Insert/Edit Video: Allows you to insert a video using a URL or one that is in the CMS or to insert embed code such as an iframe.
  • horizontal line icon Horizontal Line: Inserts a horizontal line at the cursor.
  • insert line break icon Insert Line Break: Inserts a line break at the cursor. This would put the following content on the line below the previous text without a line space between (same as Shift+Enter).
  • special character icon Special Character: Allows you to choose a special character to insert.
  • show blocks icon Show Blocks: Toggles the view to show or hide block-level element labeling.
  • source code icon Source Code: Allows you to view and edit the code view of the HTML source.
  • insert snippet icon Insert Snippet: Adds special formatting with entry areas for certain content so you can create various widgets. See the Snippets section for more details.
  • insert asset icon Insert Asset: Adds shared content to the page. See the Assets section for more details.
  • table icon Table: Menu for table functions.
  • maximize region icon Maximize Region: Expands the editable region to fill the width of the frame window.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Within the editor you can also use most basic keyboard shortcuts. Some browsers do not allow the use of the cut, copy, and paste icons, but the shortcuts will still work.

  • Ctrl (PC)/Cmd (Mac) +S: Save-in-place—saves changes to the staging server, but you will remain inside the editor to continue working.
  • Ctrl/Cmd +X: Cut
  • Ctlr/Cmd +C: Copy
  • Ctlr/Cmd +V: Paste
  • Ctlr/Cmd +Z: Undo
  • Ctlr/Cmd +Y: Redo
  • Ctlr/Cmd +B: Bold highlighted text
  • Ctlr/Cmd +I: Italicize highlighted text
  • Ctlr/Cmd +F: Opens the WYSIWYG Find and Replace tool
  • Shift + Enter/Return: Creates a new line break in the current block (the cursor will move to the next line without an empty space between)
  • Ctrl/Cmd + [2-6]: Set headings –  formats currently-selected block as Heading 2-6, respectively
  • Ctrl/Cmd + 7: Formats currently-selected block as a <p> (paragraph)

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Editable Regions

A page includes several editable regions. A site’s homepage includes three editable regions and an interior page includes four. The editable region buttons are shown as green buttons on the page after you have clicked the Edit button in the Page Actions Toolbar. Additional Editable Regions can be found in the section properties files, discussed later in this workbook.

Pages

The following image shows the three of the editable regions of a page, each is edited separately from the other regions. One edit button corresponds to the intro content of the page, one for the main content, and the third to an additional content region. All sections are optional. The intro content region is formatted to be full screen width with a grey background and a partial gold bottom border. The main content region is the center area of the screen-width and the additional content region allows you to create full screen-width content.

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When turned on, pages will also have two additional regions—Left Sidebar Content and Right Sidebar Content. Left sidebar content is the area beneath the left navigation and right sidebar content is the right sidebar.

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Clicking a green Editable Region button allows you to edit that area using the TinyMCE content editor.

Personnel Information

There are five editable regions for a Personnel Information—Biography Title, Biography, Specialties Left, Specialties Right, and Main Content. If you are pulling information from an existing profile, you will not need to edit any of the regions. You will use a special field in Parameters instead.

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Clicking on a green Editable Region button allows you to edit that area.

  • Biography Title: This is where you will set the heading for what is normally the Biography section. Full page listings only.
  • Biography: This is where the biography content will be entered. Full page listings only.
  • Specialties Left: This region can be used for Links of Interest, Areas of Expertise, or other content. You will create your own headings and use bulleted lists as needed. This will be the list on the left.
  • Specialties Right: This region can be used for Research Interests, Job Responsibilities, or other content. You will create your own headings and use bulleted lists as needed. This will be the lists on the right.
  • Main Content: This region of content will appear at the very bottom of the page. Full page listings only.

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File Status

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.

Checked Out/In

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.

Make sure to check the page back in when you are finished editing so it can be made available to other users. You can check a page back in by:

  • Sending it to another user for review
  • Publishing it
  • Clicking the lit light bulb icon

Tip: You can quickly use the My Checked Out Content gadget to see files that are checked out to you and check them back in.

When a page is checked out, others users can:

  • Edit access settings
  • Edit reminders
  • Preview the page
  • View the log
  • Copy the file

File Status Icons

Icon Description
 checked-in An unlit light bulb indicates that the item is checked in and can be checked out for editing by any user with the proper permissions.
 checked-out A lit light bulb indicates that the item is checked out to the current user that is logged in.
 locked A red lock indicates that the item is checked out to another user. You can hover over the lock to see who has it checked out.
 scheduled-publish A green calendar icon is the status indicator for a publish scheduled by the current user. Digital Services or the individual who scheduled the publish can click on the icon to change the publish date and time or cancel the publish completely.
scheduled-publish-other A red calendar icon is the status indicator for a publish scheduled by another user. Digital Services or the individual who schedule the publish can click on the icon to change the publish date and time or cancel the publish completely.
 scheduled-expire A red circle with a line through it is the status indicator for a scheduled expire. A scheduled expire can be removed or rescheduled by the user who scheduled it. Digital Services can check in the page, which effectively cancels the scheduled expiration. This icon is displayed to all users, not just the user who scheduled the expiration.
 approval A blue thumbs up icon indicates that content is awaiting the current user’s approval. The content needs to be approved by the current user to be published.
 sent-approval A blue person indicates that the content has been sent by the current user to another user for approval. The content is in the approval workflow.

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Pages List View

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.

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The folders in this view are organized by site with the folder name being the site url following http://www.mtu.edu/, e.g. mtu.edu/umc/. Within each site folder the content is organized following the rest of the URL, e.g. mtu.edu/umc/services/digital/. Additional folders may be created to help with organization such as images and documents folders.

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  • Breadcrumb: Enables you to click a link to navigate to the parent directory or any direct ancestor directory. It includes the clickable Home icon to quickly navigate to the main list of sites. Clicking a linked parent or ancestor directory displays the files and subdirectories in that directory.
  • New: The green +New button provides access to templates for creating new content.
  • Upload: The upload button provides the ability to upload files.
  • Filter: The Quick Search box will automatically filter the current list view as you start typing.
  • Tag Icon: Clicking the tag icon will allow for filtering by tags.
  • Advanced Search: Clicking this will bring up the advanced search modal for more specific searches including Content, Path, Title, Keywords, Description, Metadata, and Tags and will allow you to set the scope.

Content List

The list can be sorted by file type, file name, data/time it was last modified, and by status. Hovering over a row will reveal additional options under the Options heading. The list view includes the following columns:

  • Checkbox: For selecting multiple items on which to perform an action. Selecting the checkbox in the column header selects all files listed, even if they are paginated (more items exist in the directory than are shown on the current page). Multiple content items may also be selected individually. When selecting files individually and navigating to other pages of content, the previously selected files continue to be selected. For files check out to the current user, Publish, Copy, and/or Move to Recycle Bin are available. When files check out to others are selected, only Copy is available.
  • File Icon: This provides a visual indication of the file type; for example, media file, image file, PDF, Word document, etc.
  • Name: Shows the file name and extension, which can be clicked to enter Preview mode.
  • Status: Shows the icon indicating page status.
  • Modified: Shows the date and time of the last save.
  • Options: Additional actions and operations are available here when the file is selected via checkbox or hovered over.

Within options are the following menus, depending upon what type of item is selected:

  • Edit Menu: The Edit menu allows you to navigate to the Edit view or Source Editor for the page and edit Reminders.
  • Review Menu: The Review menu allows you to preview the page, save a version of the page, and view the Versions and Log for the page.
  • Publish Menu: The Publish menu allows you to publish items, schedule a publish, submit for approval, and expire. This menu will only be available if the item is checked out to you.
  • File Menu: The File menu allows you to perform various actions such as copying, moving, renaming, or moving a file to the Recycle Bin.

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Gadgets

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.

Dashboard Gadgets

The Dashboard gadgets generally have site-wide functionality or provide shortcuts to content. The system gadgets available on the Dashboard are:

  • Activity: shows content with recently performed actions such as a scheduled publish, expire, or upload.
  • Bookmarks: Bookmark frequently-used pages, reports, or other OU Campus screens for easy navigation.
  • My Checked-Out Content: shows content checked out by you and the date/time stamp when the content was checked out. Content is linked and can be clicked to for editing or approving. The light bulb icon indicates that the page is checked out and clicking it checks the page back in.
  • Inbox: provides a scrollable list of recently received messages.
  • CheckIn Gadget: check in all content you have checked out with a single click.

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The Configure Dashboard link can be used to choose which gadgets to display on the Dashboard.

Clicking this link brings up the Dashboard Configuration modal.

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This screen shows the gadgets that are available to you and they can be filtered by name. Functionality includes:

  • Filter: Enter two or more characters to filter by gadget name.
  • Hide: To hide a gadget from view on the Dashboard, click anywhere within the green gadget box or click the checkbox to clear the selection. A gadget configured to be hidden is shown in grey.
  • Show: Click anywhere within the gadget box or the checkbox to select a gadget to show on the Dashboard. A gadget configured to be shown is shown in green.

Gadgets can be reordered on the Dashboard by clicking and dragging the grey title bar to a new “tile,” shown by a dotted line.

Gadgets Sidebar

The Gadgets sidebar is a global element that can be shown or hidden by the user. It can be shown by clicking on the Show Gadgets button that looks like a plug at the top right of the screen.

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Once the Gadgets sidebar has been expanded, individual gadgets can be collapsed or expanded and you can configure which gadgets appear in the sidebar. The gadgets that are available are dependent upon your access permissions.

Some of the available gadgets include:

  • Activity: Shows content with recently performed actions such as publish, expire, or upload.
  • AssetsDrag and drop any asset into an edit view.
  • Bookmarks: Bookmark frequently-used pages, reports, or other CMS screens for easy navigation.
  • CheckIn Gadget: Check in all content you have checked out with a single click.
  • Dependency Tag Info: Search for and display information regarding dependency tags in the site.
  • Image Editor: Michigan Tech’s image editing gadget used to crop images to the sizes used in the CMS.
  • Images: Drag and drop images from any folder into editable regions or the Source Editor.
  • Link Check: Check for all broken links on a page in the CMS and send a report to any user.
  • Live URL: When a page or story is open this will display the live URL for the item, even if it is not yet published. There is also a Copy Link button.
  • My Checked-Out Content: Shows the content checked out by the current user and the date/time stamp that the content was checked out. Pages are linked and can be clicked to for editing or approving. Clicking the light bulb icons checks the page back in.
  • Notes: Allows users to make public or private notes on any page in the CMS.
  • Page Info: Displays information about the file currently being viewed or edited.
  • Page Parameters: Edit page parameters directly from the gadget without having to navigate away from the Preview or Edit view.
  • Request Help: Sends page and user information along with a custom message to cmshelp@mtu.edu.
  • Snippets: Drag and drop any snippet into an edit view.

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To show and hide gadgets in the Gadgets sidebar, click the Choose Gadgets icon (circled in the image) to be taken to the Manage Sidebar modal.

This screen shows the gadgets that are available to you in the sidebar and they can be filtered by name. Functionality includes:

  • Filter: Enter two or more characters to filter by gadget name.
  • Hide: To hid a gadget from view on the Dashboard, click anywhere within the green gadget box or click the checkbox to clear the selection. A gadget configured to be hidden is shown in grey.
  • Show: Click anywhere within the gadget box or the checkbox to select a gadget to show on the Dashboard. A gadget configured to be shown is shown in green.

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You can relocate the gadgets on the sidebar by dragging them into a different order. Click and hold the gadget’s title bar and move it up or down in the list.

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Dashboard

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.

Dashboard Examples

The Dashboard can be customized by choosing which gadgets to show or hide in the view as discussed in the Dashboard Gadgets section.

Overview

This option will take you to the Dashboard overview page, the same as clicking on the Dashboard link.

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Dashboard Gadgets

The Dashboard gadgets generally have site-wide functionality or provide shortcuts to content. The system gadgets available on the Dashboard are:

  • Activity: shows content with recently performed actions such as a scheduled publish, expire, or upload.
  • Bookmarks: Bookmark frequently-used pages, reports, or other OU Campus screens for easy navigation.
  • CheckIn Gadget: check in all content you have checked out with a single click.
  • My Check-Out Content: shows content checked out by you and the date/time stamp when the content was checked out. Content is linked and can be clicked to for editing or approving. The light bulb icon indicates that the page is checked out and clicking it checks the page back in.
  • Inbox: provides a scrollable list of recently received messages.

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The Configure Dashboard link can be used to choose which gadgets to display on the Dashboard. Clicking this link brings up the Dashboard Configuration modal.

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This screen shows the gadgets that are available to you and they can be filtered by name. Functionality includes:

  • Filter: Enter two or more characters to filter by gadget name.
  • Hide: To hid a gadget from view on the Dashboard, click anywhere within the green gadget box or click the checkbox to clear the selection. A gadget configured to be hidden is shown in grey.
  • Show: Click anywhere within the gadget box or the checkbox to select a gadget to show on the Dashboard. A gadget configured to be shown is shown in green.

Gadgets can be reordered on the Dashboard by clicking and dragging the grey title bar to a new “tile,” shown by a dotted line.

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Workflow

The Workflow list view shows content that you have sent to another user for approval or content that has been sent to you for approval. These messages are separate from other messages (which can be viewed in Inbox and Sent). Content moving through an approval process can be tracked using this screen. Most departments will not be using this.

Inbox

Inbox displays messages from other users as well as automated messages associated with scheduled actions, such as a notification of scheduled publish or notification of page expiration. The Inbox Gadget is also shown on the Dashboard and includes how many new messages are in the inbox. The Inbox includes a linked list of messages and the functionality to compose a message. It is NOT recommended that you use this function to send messages to others. Please use your Michigan Tech Gmail instead.

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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.

Dashboard

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

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Content

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

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Reports

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.

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Add-Ons

The Add-Ons menu allows custom or third-party applications to be accessed within the OU Campus interface. We currently do not have any.

User Avatar and User Name

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

Help

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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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!

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Interface

Get to know the OU Campus interface by reading the following blog posts before your in-person training session.

  • Learning the Terminology: Refer to this glossary of terminology, sorted alphabetically to learn more about unfamiliar words.
  • Global Navigation Bar: The global navigation bar is the primary way that you will navigate through OU Campus.
  • Dashboard: The Dashboard provides a location within the CMS where you can access user-specific messaging and gadgets.
  • Gadgets: A gadget is a little program that provides additional functionality or streamlined access to functionality.
  • Pages List View: The Pages list view provides access to functionality relating to creating new content, uploading, and editing content.
  • File Status: Learn more about the statuses a file may be in and how to tell.
  • Editable Regions: Editable regions are sections of a page that can be edited.
  • TinyMCE Editor (JustEdit): Learn about the tools available in the editor.

At training you will receive a copy of Michigan Tech’s OU Campus CMS Workbook, which is also available electronically. The workbook has a revision number and date on the cover and you are welcome to print new copies as needed. The Webmaster’s Blog provides additional documentation and videos that you can refer to when you need help in the CMS. If you have any questions that are not answered in the workbook or the blog, please email cmshelp@mtu.edu.

If you are interested, the CMS vendor, OU Campus, has a support site that includes additional documentation and video tutorials. Keep in mind, however, that not all content may be applicable to Michigan Tech, we may implement parts differently, and we have many Michigan Tech-specific instructions not covered in their materials.

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