You can link to a specific place within your page using anchors. You can also link to individual sliders or FAQs. This is useful when you have a long page and want to provide shortcuts to certain sections or when you want to direct the user to a specific piece of information within a page.
Academic departments have the option to automatically pull in research project information to their CMS website. The information comes from a database of projects that are approved for public knowledge by the Research Office. The standard information that is pulled in is:
- Principal Investigator
The PI and Co-PI fields will automatically link names to their faculty page if one is set up in the CMS.
Departments can be given the ability to override this information (as viewed on your departmental website only) or manually add projects that are not listed. If you have never used this function before, you must contact email@example.com to get set up. Departments currently set up are Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science.
It is important to use properly structured HTML headings when organizing your web content. Think of webpage headings as a table of contents for a story.
Headings are not required on webpages. However, they help break up and organize lengthy informational webpages—improving readability. Proper heading use is not only important for accessibility, it also has search engine optimization benefits, which can help your webpages rank higher in Google’s search results.
The Alumni Profile item is used to create individual people that can appear on the Alumni Profiles page or in department Academies.
There are three button colors that can be used in the CMS. They can easily be created when you set up your link or you can use the List Spread Buttons snippet to create multiple buttons in a row.
Data tables present tabular information in a grid. They are made up of columns and rows that communicate the meaning of the information and relationships between data. There are several options for styling your data in tables to allow for a clean, visually appealing look.
The use of HTML tables is reserved for displaying data in an organized manner. It is not proper to use table code to control webpage layout or design. To display content on your webpage in multiple columns, please refer to the Boxed Sections Snippets or the List Spread Buttons Snippet.
The Approval Workflow in OU Campus is an optional function that a department can use when creating or editing content that needs approval from someone else before being published. This process allows the item to remain checked out to a user throughout the process until it has been completed—either published or reverted back to the previous version. Keeping content checked out is important so that the item is not published unintentionally before it should be.
- The item goes from being checked out to the editor to being checked out by the approver and possibly back to the editor depending on what the approver selects.
- The approver can deny the changes or publish/approve them.
- The approver must have CMS access, but could have view-only access or edit access. An approver with edit access could publish the changes if approved, with view-only access the approver can only approve the content and return the item to the first person for publishing if approved.
- OU Campus will send an email notification to the approver letting them know you have sent them something. This email can include a custom message from you.
Departments who produce regular newsletters or magazines are able to use the Michigan Tech Magazine template to digitally display their publications on their departmental website. You can refer to the Biological Sciences Newsletters as an example. Interested departments should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get setup. Once your site has been set up and your CMS users given access, you can follow these instructions to add future publications.
Interactive images, where the user can move around in the image to view the scene from every angle, 360 photos are becoming more widespread and easier to create. You can embed them on your OU Campus CMS website in the upper page image or within the body content.