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360 Images

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. Now you can embed them on your OU Campus CMS website in the upper page image or within the body content.You 360 image must first be set up in Flickr. Check out some of the 360 images we have done.

As the Page Image

  1. Select the page image location option in the Page Parameters. You can choose Feature, Banner, or Sub-Banner.
  2. In MultiEdit Content select the Video option from the Banner Type dropdown.
  3. Paste the .jpg URL from Flickr in the Banner Video ID field.
    1. To get the URL, go to the Flickr page for the 360, click the Download icon, right click the Large option and choose Copy Link Location.
  4. Save your changes.

Within the Body Content

  1. Insert the Video snippet in location where you want the 360 to appear.
  2. Paste the .jpg URL from Flickr in the URL field.
    1. To get the URL, go to the Flickr page for the 360, click the Download icon, right click the Large option and choose Copy Link Location.
  3. If desired, enter a value in the height field.
  4. If the default preview location of the image is not where you want it, you can change it.
    1. With your cursor in the field to the right of width, press tab to add a new row.
    2. In the left column of the new row type “default_yaw” (without quotation marks).
    3. In the right column enter the numerical angle in degrees that the view should be adjusted by. The degrees move the image counter-clockwise (as if you were dragging from left to right). During the initial loading of a page the automatic pan spans approximately 40 degrees.
  5. Save your changes.

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Page Parameters

The Properties button in the Page Actions Toolbar near the top of the page contains information about the page. You must have the page checked out to you to see all the options.

The Page Parameters section, which can be selected from the left menu or from the Page Parameters Gadget, contains the following options for all pages except Profile Pages.

Page

  • Title: This is used as the page title for interior pages and the metatitle (the text that shows in the tab of your browser) for all pages.
  • Description: This is the meta description for the page. It is text that provides a description of the content on your page and is commonly used in search engine results as a preview of what is on the page.
  • Keywords: User-defined keywords that are used in searches to help find content and for SEO purposes.
  • Tags: Used within OU Campus to categorize pages and files so that it is easier to search for and filter them.
  • Page Meta Title: This can be used to override the default meta title in special cases.
  • Breadcrumb: If the page you are editing has a filename of index.pcf this field is not used. For additional pages within a folder that are named something other than index.pcf this field will set the page breadcrumb (in the light grey space at the top of the page below the site title).
  • Page Image Location Options: If desired, check the Show box next to the location you want the page image to display in. You can include text over image or pop-up options with all selections. For any of the options you should use the Image Editor to crop a Banner image type and insert the largest size created in MultiEdit Content.
    • Show Hero Image will display the main page image as a full screen-width feature image that is above all other content.
    • Show Feature Image will display the main page image above the content area including left and right sidebars, extending from the left side of the left sidebar to the right side of the right sidebar.
    • Show Banner Image will display the main page image within the content area next to the left sidebar and above the right sidebar (if turned on).
    • Show Sub-Banner Image will display the main page image within the content area next to any sidebars that are turned on.
  • Left Sidebar Section Options: The Show box controls the visibility of the left sidebar.
  • Right Sidebar Section Options: The Show box controls the visibility of the left sidebar.
  • Save your changes.

Personnel Information

Personnel Information will have the following parameters.

  • Title: This is used as the page title for full page listings. Usually the person’s name.
  • Description: This is the meta description for the page. You should include the person’s name at a minimum.
  • Keywords: User-defined keywords that are used in searches to help find content and for SEO purposes. You should include the person’s name at a minimum.
  • Tags: Used within OU Campus to categorize pages and files so that it is easier to search for and filter them.
  • Page Heading: Usually the person’s name.
  • Breadcrumb: Usually the person’s name. If the page you are editing has a filename of index.pcf this field is not used. For additional pages within a folder that are named something other than index.pcf this field will set the page breadcrumb (in the light grey space at the top of the page below the site title).
  • Visibility Full Page Profile: Check this box if you want the faculty or staff to have a full page that is linked to from the listing.
  • Existing Profile: If you are including an employee who is already listed in another department, you can select that personnel information using the icon next to this field in order to pull the content from that profile.
  • Left Sidebar Section Options: Check this box if you need to turn off the left sidebar on the full-page listing.
  • Save your changes.

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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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