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  • Content Management

    Maintaining a Consistent Voice on Your Site

    You've most likely spent time establishing your site's voice. It helps to drive your brand and deliver a consistent experience across your site. Once it's established, maintaining it can be quite the task as well. Read on to find out how to control it and keep a consistent voice on your site, with the help of OU Campus.

  • Marketing & Recruitment, Content Management

    Staying Fresh with an Editorial Calendar

    Keeping site content fresh is a difficult task. There are many questions to answer. How often should you update? What should you update? By implementing an editorial calendar, you and your team can organize, plan, and schedule updates for new and exciting content. Here are tips on how to start your calendar and ensure your content stays fresh.

  • 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!

  • Web Design, Content Management

    Quick Fixes with Media Queries

    Most sites have it — that one strange screen width that sends your content shooting off the side of the display and into the next office. Or the font that doesn’t resize properly and pushes content down the page. It can happen to anyone. Here are a few tips on how to solve these issues in OU Campus. It's pretty basic stuff.

  • Content Management

    Small Shop Blues: Technologies You Should Know

    When you’re in a small shop, you get the privilege of wearing a bunch of hats. If you are in the same situation or think you might be down the line, I’d like to give some advice on what skills to focus on in order to better support OU Campus and your users, as well as resources to get you started.

  • Content Management

    Small Shop Blues: Getting Your CMS Users to Help Themselves

    We’ve taken the “do more with less” thing to heart here and our web team consists of me and the other guy. Delegation and content management are some of the more obvious ways OU Campus helps us, but if you really want to maximize your time, getting your OU Campus users to help themselves is probably the place where you can make the most impact.

  • Content Management

    The Perils and Perks
    of Outside Consultants

    Let's talk consultants. A quality design consultant can be a boon. The time savings alone can be well worth the investment. But a poorly vetted consultant can lead to lost site visitors. Once you've decided a consultant is in your school’s best interests, you should start the process by gathering your people and going through a checklist before you contract with the consultant.

  • Content Management

    Learning to Love _resources

    Not so deep under the skin of an OU Campus installation is the _resources folder. It's a vital part of the content management system and contains your templates, scripts, design, and the XSL that transforms your content. It's nothing to be scared of. Just make sure you do your backups and you should be able to tinker away or solve any issues that might arise.

  • News & Events

    Why OUTC is Worth the Cost of Attendance

    Six years past our implementation date and a year after OmniUpdate revamped the Lock Haven University website with the help of an outside consultant, I finally made it to the OmniUpdate User Training Conference. So, what did I get from those four days with the OmniUpdate crew?

  • Content Management

    Getting Your Users to Love Change
    (or at Least Kind of Accept It)

    Technology is all about change. Those who work with it know that fact and accept it as part of the job. How well does your campus accept change? You might just be starting out with OU Campus, or you might be making the move to version 10 of the CMS. Either way, it's a good thing to strategize and figure out how to ease your users into the change that's coming.

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