The OU Campus Fusion Storage drives exceptional application efficiency and provides a significant speed advantage to administrators, as well as end users. Fusion Storage means large blocks of content are stored directly on the native hierarchical file system, while metadata and file pointers are stored in the database. The result is a level of efficiency enabled by allowing parallel processing of stored data by type and size. In addition to speed, Fusion Storage results in unlimited scopes, the elimination of deadlocks, and a dramatic reduction in lock contention. OmniUpdate pioneered this engineering practice in OU Campus more than a decade ago, and it has become the standard for today's most successful large-scale enterprise systems.
No need to add another password to the memory bank. Access OU Campus using the same account login credentials used for other systems on campus through Active Directory integration and LDAP capability. OU Campus APIs allow authorization configurations to be controlled externally. OU Campus also supports CAS and Shibboleth single sign-on authentication methods.
With OU Campus, administrators can support and manage unlimited sites and subsites, including sites hosted on different web servers, and independently control access, user, and group management for each site. Templates, content, and other resources can also be shared across multiple sites.
Account-level access provides for "walled garden" sites or subsites to contain and simplify user access and management. Administrators can use completely separate user and group lists for each account to satisfy real-world needs. For example, divide department websites (physical or virtual) into unique sites for fine-grain management and control.
The system provides automatic system locks for failed login attempts, access tracking and reporting by user IP address, and multi-factor authentication. Administrators can also get instant reports on user activity, pages in process, pages scheduled to publish and expire, stale pages, recently edited pages, recently published pages, content and asset usage, social media messaging, and more.
Administrators have more control than ever before over what their users publish. Enable automated and preconfigured, customized, or on-the-fly workflow that includes email notifications, page scheduling, and multi-level approvals/rejections, including reassigning pending page approvals.
In addition, content locking (automatic check-in/check-out) and strict editing controls by content node ensure your site's content integrity. And in combination with metadata taxonomy for content, create pages with content that is dynamically pulled into the page when it is served to a user's browser. Users select which metadata tags are desired and used to collect current content to that page.
Modular by design, OU Campus allows additional capabilities to be added to the application by administrators by way of simple configuration settings. They can also exert granular control over content access through a combination of user roles and group assignments, as well as directory, page, and content-level access controls.
Check spelling, links, W3C validation, and accessibility protocols before a page is published (pages can be validated for Section 508, WCAG, Stanca Act, or BITV to ensure they are accessible to all site visitors). All URLs are filename-based and either relative to the root or fully qualified, providing complete control over the filenames and ensuring that your site's URLs are both user and SEO friendly.
OU Campus helps you manage more than just web pages. Take advantage of specialized capabilities to manage your mobile site, course catalog, calendar, faculty directory, and more.
Administrators can enable RSS and blog management (including blog aggregation), as well as integrate with social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. Image galleries and comments are made possible through the Live Delivery Platform (LDP), which also allows for forms, polls, surveys, and more with the optional server-side module.