Creating an Image Gallery
OU Campus allows users to easily create and edit image galleries. To create a new image gallery, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the Assets page.
Under the Content tab, click Assets.
2. Create a new image gallery.
Click the New button. The Choose bar will drop down. Click Image Gallery.
3. Give your image gallery an asset name.
Enter an Asset Name. This should be short and descriptive.
It is recommended that the name or abbreviation of your department preceed the rest of the asset name, such as cse_ (Center for Student Excellence) or hist_ (History).
In the example below, a user from the Alumni Association is creating a gallery for photos of Homecoming 2012.
4. Edit the image gallery content and properties.
Enter a description and tags for your gallery.
Select the thumbnail aspect ratio and determine with contributors can edit the image gallery. Click New to upload and edit images. In the image upload browser pop-up, click Upload As... to add the image to the gallery.
The title, description, and caption fields are optional.
5. Save and publish your image gallery.
Click Save to save your changes and return to the Assets page. You can always return to your image gallery later to edit its properties and upload new images. Remember to "check in" the asset if you have completed your work.
From the Assets list, scroll down to your newly-created image gallery. With the file checked out to your account, click on the Publish icon.
6. Insert your image gallery onto a page.
Return to your deparment's directory by clicking Pages under the Content tab on the OU Campus navigation bar. Open the page editor of the page where your image gallery will be located, or create a new page for the gallery if you have not yet done so.
From the WYSIWYG editor, click the Insert / Edit Asset icon.
Select your image gallery asset name from the list. Click Select Asset.
7. Save your image gallery.
Once the image gallery is inserted on the page, it will not render until the page is saved. Instead the asset will appear in a box with hash marks behind it. Click the Save icon to preview the image gallery.
8. Publish your gallery.
Once you have completed the steps above, you must send the page containing the image gallery to your approver in order for it to be published.