OU Campus Content Management System
The OU Campus interface provides content contributors an intuitive way to manage web
pages and repurpose content. The layout of the OU Campus content management system
(CMS) consists of a tabbed interface. Each tab includes a horizontal menu of related
functionality. Clicking on a menu item reveals a panel. This view includes various
navigation elements to deeper levels functionality, which can range from tasks such
as checking system mail to uploading new image files to adding RSS feed items to adding
third-party programs to the system.
The CMS includes workflow and allows an approval process to be put into place. Content
contributors will either have the ability to publish pages once they have finished
editing them, or they can send the completed pages to a designated approver as defined
by the workflow.
Pages are checked out to only one user at a time to prevent users from overwriting
each other's work. The system changes who the page is checked out to based as the
pages move through the workflow system.
Content contributors only have access to content to which they have permissions to
edit. Also, when contributors create new pages, preconfigured templates provide consistency
to the overall web site design. The CMS uses authority levels and permissions to provide
access to various functionality. This provides great flexibility in that content contributors
can focus on editing content rather than trying to navigate or understand a complex
The OU Campus CMS has several features that allows for easy repurposing of content.
For example, assets can be created for various types of content that can then be inserted
on any page. Snippets can be used in a similar fashion, but allow for editing after
insertion. Include files can be used. XML/XSL can also be used to re-purpose content.
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