• Content Management

    OU Campus Tips to Shave Time Off Your Content Management Experience

    I met quite a few people whose schools were new to OU Campus this year at the 2016 OmniUpdate User Training Conference, so I thought I'd dole out some tips that can make working in OU Campus a little easier. It's always good to make things happen a little more quickly or be a bit more efficient. These tips are great for seasoned users, too!

  • Content Management, Usability

    SEO What? Learn How to Use Search Engine Optimization to Get Your Website Seen

    When it comes to your website, what is most important? That it’s engaging? That it represents your school’s mission? That it looks good? All of these are great, but they are useless if your website isn’t getting seen. How do you ensure that your website doesn’t get lost in the countless number of results that pop up on search engines like Google? Enter: Search Engine Optimization.

  • Content Management, Usability

    From Launch to Pre-Op: Tips to Maintain Your Website's Health

    Like kids, a pet, or even you, websites need consistent care to keep running and operating efficiently. At OUTC16, Jennie Salamoun, User Experience Architect at NewCity, walked us through the wellness and preventive care measures needed for a healthy website. Get her insight and best practices to keep your website in top shape.

  • Usability, Research

    Making User Experience a Top Priority

    We’ve all been on websites that have left us confused or frustrated. Perhaps you just needed contact information but it was nowhere to be found. Maybe the pages were overly complicated or poorly organized. Ugh! These are all examples of problems that can add up to a negative user experience, which can lead to a negative impression that reflects not only on your website, but on your college or university.

  • Usability, Technology & Development

    Get an In-Depth Look at Your Website's Health with OU Insights

    When you only have a matter of seconds to shape the first impression of your website visitors, maximizing your website’s appeal becomes paramount. If your website has spelling errors or broken links, that poor first impression will reflect on your institution’s reputation. Worse yet, what if your website isn’t even seen because weak SEO tactics reduce visibility in search engine results? And even worse, what if you run into legal ramifications for not complying with accessibility guidelines?

  • Usability, Web Design

    Transforming Your Website: From Content Management to Experience Management

    Any time a visitor is on your site, he is having some sort of user experience. The critical question is what kind of experience is it? Great! Ordinary. Terrible! Most institutions using OU Campus have made excellent headway in mastering the basics. Content works well on all devices and platforms, text is scannable, and pages are consistent. Is that good enough? Learn about six key areas to focus on in order to elevate your website experience.

  • Content Management, Web Design

    300 Content Contributors + 2 Redesign Efforts = 1 Awesome Website

    It’s no secret that redesigning a website can be a little intimidating. But add hundreds of content contributors in 75 counties across the state, subtract hours of wasted work, multiply by two redesign efforts, and you’ve got yourself one tricky equation. Learn how the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service team managed to solve this problem and simplify the process of managing web content.

  • Technology & Development

    The Skinny on "Lean"

    Here at OmniUpdate, our product development process reflects something very simple, yet integral to our mission: in order to develop products our customers really want, they must be involved in the process. We are incredibly lucky to have such a collaborative user community. This past April, we took customer engagement to the next level when we released version 0 of our newest module, OU Alerts.

  • Content Management, Web Design

    Five Guidelines for Mastering Your Website Redesign

    At OUTC16, Sylvia Nicosia, Director of Web Programming and Development at Farmingdale State College, talked about five guidelines to follow when rolling out a new website. Learn her secrets to success for a better website and redesign experience.

  • Usability, Web Design

    Website Redesign: How to Give Site Visitors What They Need

    At OUTC16, Sylvia Nicosia, Director of Web Programming and Development at Farmingdale State College, gave a detailed presentation on her institution’s most recent website redesign. Using analytics and qualitative data, Nicosia and her team developed a simple, yet powerful design where information architecture meets the expectations of their site visitors. Learn about their journey to a successful website redesign.


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