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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is OU Campus?
    • OU Campus is our content management system created by Omni Update which specializes in providing high education with state-of-the art content management systems.
  2. Does my website belong in OU Campus?
    • Yes. All university departments are required to have a website and should be managed through OU Campus.
    • There are a few exceptions, so please visit the Standards and Policies page for complete guidelines.
  3. How do I gain access to OU Campus?
    • If you are new to OU Campus, you can begin by signing up for OU Campus Training 101. After completing this course, you will have access to your site.
  4. Does OU Campus require a software installation?
    • No. OU Campus can be accessed from any computer through an approved internet browser such as Mozilla, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer.
  5. Does access to OU Campus cost money?
    • No. Departments will not incur any costs related to OU Campus.
  6. What is OU Campus Training 101?
    • OU Campus Training 101 is required training for all web editors. This is a one hour class that will teach editors the basics of the OU Campus interface such as how to log in, how to create a page, how to edit a page and how to publish a page.
    • After web editors have attended a session, they will be given access to their pages to begin editing and managing.
  7. What is the timeline for conversion to OU Campus?
    • The goal is to have all webpages copied into OU Campus in July. A specific July date will be announced toward the end of April after conversion has begun and progress can be properly evaluated.
  8. Can someone help me organize my content?
    • Yes. If you would like to discuss your site and how best to organize its content, you can contact Richard Gambrell or April Cox.
  9. What is a Web Workshop?
    • Web Workshops are designed to provide assistance and dialogue on topics such as conversion, how to write for the web, how to edit images, etc.
    • The Web Workshops in April and May will occur once a week and will focus on conversion. After May, the Web Workshops will occur once a month and will vary in topic.
  10. Who controls the content on profile pages?
    • Web editors control the content on profile pages. Therefore, the web editors can monitor employee status, change photos, add content, edit content and more on behalf of departmental employees.
  11. Is people.utc.edu going away?
    • At this time, people.utc.edu will remain functional and will be an alternative way of finding information about UTC employees and students.
    • If you would like to update your information on this site, go to people.utc.edu, click on LOG IN at the top of the page, log in using your UTC ID and password, and click on EDIT INFORMATION.
  12. How do I handle pdf files?
    • PDF files are stored on the production server and are treated similar to an image.
    • After uploading your pdf to the production server, you can connect text to the pdf by browsing to it.
    • Be sure to upload your pdf's to your pdf folder.
  13. How do I link to other UTC sites during the conversion to OU Campus?
    • Since everyone will be building their sites at one time, if you find that the exact page you need to link to isn't created yet, link to that department's homepage until the page you need is active. 
  14. Will there be advanced training?
    • Yes. Advanced training will be announced as it is developed and will begin after the primary conversion effort is complete.
    • Please visit the Advanced page for some instructional information and for announcements for advanced training.
  15. How does the vertical navigation differ from the horizontal navigation?
    • The vertical navigation is the primary navigation for a site and should be utilized first.
  16. Are there any naming conventions that should be followed?
    • Yes. Please avoid capital letters, spaces and special characters. Try to use single-word file names when possible and hyphens between words when not possible.
    • DO NOT DELETE THE ".pcf" extension on the file name.
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