Dashboard & Gadget Configuration

A gadget is a little program that provides additional functionality or streamlined access to features within OU Campus.

Note:  Some gadgets are only located on the Dashboard or on the Gadgets sidebar, while others are available in both locations.

The dashboard allows you to put different widgets showing important information regarding OU Campus and your account.

 

Gadget Sidebar

To see the Gadgets sidebar, click on the Show Gadgets button at the top right of the window.

Show Gadget ButtonTo configure what features you want to appear in the Gadgets menu, click on the cog icon next to Gadgets in the sidebar.

Recommended Gadget Widgets

Gadget Sidebar

Images: Allows you to choose an images folder and drag images directly onto the page rather than going through the file browser. Only visible when editing a page.

Page Parameters: Allows you to update page parameters typically located under the Properties tab, such as Page Title, Breadcrumb, Keywords, Description, etc. Only visible when on a checked out page.

Link Check: Checks the page for broken links. Broken links will be highlighted on the page. This should be run after all changes are made and saved, prior to publishing. Only visible when on a checked out page.

My Checked Out Content: Shows all pages you have checked out anywhere in OU Campus, without having to go to your Dashboard.

 

Other Gadget Widgets

Activity: Lists recent actions taken by all users within OU Campus.

Dependency Tag Info: Search Dependency ID tags to see what pages are linking to it.

Page Info: Shows information about the current active page, including files on the page, what pages are linking to it, etc.

Snippets: Allows you to drag and drop snippets onto a page when being edited.

URL Shortener: Converts a long URL to a short URL. We recommend getting in touch with the Web Publishing Office if you need a custom short URL created.

Workflow: Displays a history all pages you have edited, as well as pages you have approved or rejected, with the messages regarding those approval requests.

 

If you would like a widget to appear within your Gadget Sidebard, make sure it is checked within Manage Sidebar. Alternatively, if you want to remove a widget from your gadgets, simply uncheck it.

         

Dashboard Configuration

Click on Dashboard in the top blue bar of OU Campus to see your dashboard.

Dashboard Button

If you want to change the widgets shown on your dashboard, you can click Configure Dashboard, on the right side of the window.

Configure Dashboard Location

 

My Checked-Out Content: The Web Publishing Office highly recommends using this widget to see what pages you have checked out, as well as any pages that are pending your approval. This is the most important widget available.

Workflow: This widget will display a history all pages you have edited, as well as pages you have approved or rejected, with the messages regarding those approval requests.

Activity: Lists recent actions taken by all users within OU Campus.

Inbox: Shows most recent messages sent through OU Campus. Please note, we don't use OU for sending messages, instead using Southeastern email.

 

If you would like a widget to appear on your dashboard, make sure it is checked within Configure Dashboard. Alternatively, if you want to remove a widget from your dashboard, simply uncheck it.

 

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