What Is OU Campus?
OU Campus is a web content management system provided by OmniUpdate, and is used to manage more than 700 college and university websites.
Website editing is done with a web browser — meaning you can update your site from anywhere, anytime as long as you have an Internet connection. OU Campus is very easy to use; website maintainers don’t need to know HTML, and they don’t need any special software.
Web pages are created with templates, which are based on three template styles: business, college and auxiliary. OU Campus is flexible and modular, meaning that you can have sidebars, menus, rotating slideshows, image galleries, RSS feeds and more.
OU Campus is run in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment. With SaaS, OmniUpdate hosts the OU Campus application and SDSU hosts the production servers. When you create and save an Omni page, all that work is done on the OmniUpdate staging server. When you publish your page (or site), a copy is sent to the production server — and your site is live for the world to see.
Benefits of Using OU Campus
Omni Update was selected by Business and Financial Affairs in 2016 for several reasons, chief among them ease of use for the end user. Since the user does not need to know HTML, we often say, “If you can use Microsoft Word, you can use OU Campus.”
Other factors in our decision to use Omni Update include:
- It is designed specifically for the higher education sector
- It is the top-rated higher-ed CMS, as researched by eduGuru
- It has a scalable, modular design that can handle hundreds of sites, thousands of users and millions of pages
- It is designed to industry standards, including W3C, XML/XSL, RSS, ADA Section 508, WCAC 2.0 and LDAP