OU Campus Content Management System
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
- 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
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.
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:
View step by step instructions to use the Image Editor.
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
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