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OU Campus Glossary of Terms

The glossary below contains a list of frequently used words and acronyms related to the OU Campus content management system.

Access Rights

The ability to view and/or edit a web page or part of a web page.

Accessibility Check

This tool checks for issues that conflict with accessibility standards. Validation is available to ensure web accessibility compliance, including WCAG 1.0 and 2.0 (all levels), Section 508, Stanca Act, and BITV 1.0.
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Approver

A user that has been assigned to approve pages for another user.
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Assets

A reusable piece of content (text, code, form, or image gallery) that can be placed on many pages. When an asset is edited and published, all subscribing pages are automatically published with the changes.
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Broken Pages (Broken Page)

A page containing one or more links that no longer exist that need to be corrected.
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Check-In/Check-Out

Only one user may edit a page at a time. Checking out a page locks other users from editing the page until that page is checked back in. The page is checked in upon cancellation of the editor publishing of the page.
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My Checked-Out Content

My Checked-Out Content displays a list of all the pages currently checked out to the user.
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CMS

Stands for “Content Management System.”

Components

One of the newest tools offered for OU Campus, Components combine some of the most helpful pieces of Snippets and Assets together to create new elements for your pages.
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Dashboard

An area in OU Campus that includes Workflow, Current Projects, Broken Pages, and Settings/Preferences (for a user).
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Dependency Manager (DM)

An OU Campus feature that manages links.
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DirectEdit from Web Page

Access the OU Campus web editor for a page quickly via the hidden DirectEdit link on any page on the Wichita.edu website.
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Editable Regions

Subparts of a web page that are deemed accessible and editable by a particular content editor. Within the Edit Mode, look for green section buttons for Teaser, Main, and Additional Content sections.
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File Management

The ability to perform standard file functions within the web CMS such as copy, move, rename, delete, etc.
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Final Check

Before publishing a page, OU Campus will run the accessibility check. You have the option to run the spell check, link check, or W3C validation check by clicking the corresponding buttons.
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Gadgets

Backend apps and tools that are available on your Dashboard and in the right-hand sidebar of OU Campus.
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Group Management

Sets up groups such that membership in a group allows users certain access and editing tool privileges. Users are granted membership to groups and those groups are granted permissions to access and/or edit folders and files in OU Campus.
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Production Server

A site that is intended to serve web content to users. When content is ready to be presented to an external audience, when we want it to be “live” and viewable on the web, we publish that content from the staging server to the production server.
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Save-in-Place

A WYSIWYG feature to save by performing: CTRL+S (CMD+S for Macintosh).
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Schedule Content

Use this publish option to publish content at a particular time or remove and replace content at a certain time with a special redirection or notice.
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Section 508 Compliance

Compliance with Section 508, which specifies text descriptions of graphic elements that may not be viewable by certain persons.
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Snippets

Re-usable design templates that are insertable from the WYSIWYG Editor. Inserting a snippet gives us a table transformation we can edit and customize to improve the appearance of our pages.
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Tagging

Adding tags can be a helpful way to improve the organization of your folders and files within OU Campus.
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Version Control and Revert

After making significant changes to your pages, we can save a version of the page. If something goes wrong while making changes in the future, we can revert our pages back to any of these saved versions.
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Workflow

How approval sequences are managed in OU Campus. A user makes changes to a page and submits these changes to an approver. The approver receives a notification in Workflow and has the option to publish or decline the changes and send a message to the user. This communication will go back and forth until the approver publishes the changes or ends the communication.
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WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)

This style of content-editor allows us to make changes to our content, immediately simulating what those changes might look like when we are finished.
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