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Images & Media Overview

Upload and Edit

The Upload feature of OU Campus provides the ability to upload files to both the staging and production servers. With Binary Management enabled, images are managed on the staging server, and published to the production server with a page publish, or in a separate publish.

Upload can include the following functionality:

  • Setting an access group for a file
  • Uploading an image, editing, and saving it
  • Using Zip Import to upload multiple files and with a directory structure intact
  • Overwriting an existing file
  • Selecting or dragging a file or files from a local computer

Binary files (PDFs, videos, Flash files, JPEGs, etc.) can be can be uploaded several ways:

  • Upload link within the Content > Pages list view.
  • Image Editor in the WYSIWYG.
  • Drag and Drop from the Insert/Edit Image window.

Note: Images and Documents can only be uploaded to their respective folders.

View step-by-step instructions to Upload and Edit.

Using the Image Editor

Image Editor allows images to be resized, cropped, and rotated directly in OU Campus. Images can be uploaded and edited all in one operation. This helps ensure large images are properly resized before they get to the web server. Access to the new Image Editor is level dependent. By default, most users can use the Image Editor to upload images and edit existing images, and can overwrite any existing image with the same file name.

The Image Editor can be used in two parts of the system. While viewing a list of files by clicking the Content > Pages menu, or while inserting images on a web page using the WYSIWYG editor. image editor

No matter how the Image Editor is accessed, a new floating window opens giving with the ability to resize, crop, rotate, and zoom.

Image File Types

Image file types support by the Image Editor is browser dependent. The following file types commonly used for web pages can be edited and saved with the Image Editor with the most commonly used browsers:

  • JPG
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • BMP

View step by step instructions to use the Image Editor.

Binary Manager

Binary Manager is a new feature enabled in OU Campus. Links to binary files (PDFs, videos, Flash files, JPEGs, etc.) are automatically updated by the Dependency Manager in a fashion similar to pages.

For example, when file linking is managed by the Dependency Manager, (use the file browse button to create a Dependency Tag) if a file is renamed, moved, or published, then pages with links to that dependency are updated. Binary file types uploaded to staging remain on the staging server and can be managed is a fashion similar to that of pages.With Binary Management enabled, images can be scheduled for publish, or can be included with a page publish by selecting to include unpublished dependencies.

Note: Binary files (PDFs, videos, Flash files, JPEGs, etc.) can only be uploaded to the designated Images folder and/or Documents folder in each main file directory. Binary files cannot be uploaded into the main folder, and will return an error message.

Learn more about Binary Manager

Drag and Drop Features

OU Campus includes the ability to drag and drop content including pages, files, binaries, and directories. This is especially useful for quickly uploading files from a local computer to a server or moving content within OU Campus. Users can utilize the drag and drop functionality of the interface to move, upload, and insert content using what are referred to as "drop zones."

Learn more about Drag and Drop Features

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