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  • Content Management, Usability

    It's Time to Take Your Course Catalog Online

    It's the end of spring. What does that mean in the academic world? The new school year is on the horizon, which makes now the perfect time to consider improving your online course catalog. Did you know that OmniUpdate has helped more than two dozen colleges and universities automate their catalog?

  • Content Management

    Web Governance: Are You Building a Bridge to Nowhere?

    Today, every higher education institution has some form of web governance. But is your institution doing it right? And what does it have to do with a web content management system (CMS)? The key is that your web governance and CMS processes should be tightly linked, as both are working toward the same goal—better web content and better management of that content.

  • Content Management

    Snippets Gadget: Inserting
    Pre-Defined Content with Ease

    Inserting snippets just got a whole lot easier with version 10. The Snippets Gadget is a sidebar tool that you can use to drag and drop pre-formatted content onto a page. Snippets can be added to an editable region within the WYSIWYG Editor and while editing within the Source Editor. The Snippets Gadget helps streamline the editing process. And anything that makes life easier is a good thing.

  • Content Management

    Getting Your Learn On with the
    OU Campus LMS

    Did you hear about our new resource in the Training Department here at OmniUpdate? We've implemented a Learning Management System (LMS) to assist customers with the transition to OU Campus version 10. LMS courses contain a mix of self-paced modules, quizzes, written documentation, and video tutorials relevant to the course topic.

  • Web Design, Content Management

    Developers and Designers: Playing Nice Together

    I'm sure it doesn't come as a surprise that developers and designers don't always get along. When our yard sale of a site became important, both coding and design skills were lacking. I honed my coding skills and learned a lot about design, and I acquired the odd ability to see things from both sides of the fence. More importantly, I learned that developers and designers need to learn to play nice together. But how?

  • Content Management

    Why Pick a CMS Designed Exclusively for Higher Ed? It's Just Common Sense!

    We are often asked why we offer our web CMS exclusively to higher education. Our CMS technology would work for any type of industry. And, clearly, more potential business prospects should equal more and bigger sales. But more and bigger isn't always better. At OmniUpdate, we are intentionally focused. We are strategically unique among CMS providers.

  • Content Management, Technology & Development

    A Gadget to Call Your Own

    Gadgets are undoubtedly one of the more enjoyable and useful new features available in version 10 of OU Campus. They're easy to use and handy, as they provide OU Campus administrators and content contributors alike shortcuts for frequently used actions and some really cool new functionality. You can actually create your own gadgets that make use of OU Campus' web API.

  • Technology & Development, Content Management

    Diving into Version 10: Taking It Apart and Putting It Back Together

    After hands-on experience with the new version 10 of our web CMS, our customers left the 2014 OmniUpdate User Training conference feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to take their web CMS experience to the next level. Version 10 of OU Campus is the biggest update to the product in company history and signifies the next generation in web CMS technology. Essentially, we rebuilt the product from the ground up, going through each layer and making it better.

  • Content Management

    Avatars: Giving Users Life in
    OU Campus v10

    So here’s a fun thing users can do in OU Campus version 10: they can add an avatar to their profile. Adding an avatar is easier than you might think. In fact, you can actually let Gravatar do the work for you. Gravatar follows a user to OU Campus version 10 based on the email address of that user, so in various places within the CMS, you can see the avatar associated with the user’s name.

  • Marketing & Recruitment, Content Management

    Degree Web Pages: Making the Case for Value vs. Investment in Education

    mStoner is a brand and strategy organization offering expertise in higher ed web communication, design, and development. Their goal is to help their clients to motivate, communicate, and inspire. Doug Gapinski, strategist at mStoner, offers some great insight on the challenges faced by their clients and gives sound advice on where to focus your web efforts when making the case for value versus investment in education.

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