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  • Usability, Content Management

    404 Happens: But It Should Not Spell Disaster

    404 (file not found) is the error code returned by the server when a URL does not resolve to a valid location. Most commonly referred to as "Page Not Found," but it could happen to any resource. When it happens to a page your visitors are looking for, you want to provide a friendly message and recommended navigational options.

  • Usability, Technology & Development

    Why OU Search Is a Better Search Solution

    OmniUpdate just re-released its OU Search™ module in OmniUpdate's OU Campus™ web content management system. This module gives your college and university website visitors the ability to quickly and easily find exactly what they need. Equally exciting, it allows administrators to customize the search results that visitors see, offering up the best user experience tailored to your institution. The new and improved OU Search module vastly exceeds the most popular search solutions out there.

  • Usability, Content Management

    Cultivating Usability with OU Campus Custom Dictionaries

    Maintaining a large college or university website with numerous contributors, sites, and pages can be challenging, especially when it comes to consistency and standardization. One of the biggest hurdles to the usability of these big sites is in keeping an agreed upon vocabulary, naming, and labeling system. Our equivalent in OU Campus v10 is Custom Dictionaries with a new and improved user interface.

  • Usability

    "User Friendly," Usability, and User Experience Decoded

    “User friendly” and “ease of use” have been used as catch-all phrases to describe two very important developments in design: usability and user experience. Often people use these terms interchangeably, but they actually encapsulate different methods working together toward common goals.

  • Usability, Content Management

    Top Ten for Version 10

    No blog would be complete without at least one top ten list! My list of top ten features in OU Campus version 10 includes modernized interface, icons, drag-and-drop functionality, notifications, reports integration and standardization, and the list goes on. What took the number one spot on the list? You’ll have to read on to find out!

  • Usability, Content Management

    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?

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