Using Snippets and Assets

 

Contents

 

Snippets

What is a Snippet?

Request a Snippet

Using a Snippet

Additional Documentation

Assets

What is an Asset?

Creating an Asset

Inserting an Asset onto a Web Page

Additional Documentation

 


 

Snippets

 

A Snippet is a template of content, set up by the Web Publishing Team, that OU Campus users can insert onto their web pages. Snippets may include pre-formated tables or forms which the user may edit. 

 

Request a Snippet

If you find that you often re-create content (such as a complex table format for a faculty and staff page, for instance), you may e-mail webpublishing@selu.edu with your request.

 

Using a Snippet

From the page editor, click the Insert predifined snippet content icon from the WYSIWYG toolbar.

 

Insert snippet

 

Select first the Category, then the Snippet from the dropdown menus. Click Insert. You may now edit the content of the snippet on your web page.


Additional Documentation

OmniUpdate provides this in-depth guide to using Snippets in OU Campus.




Assets

 

An Asset is pre-existing, pre-formated content that OU Campus can create and insert onto their web pages. Unlike a Snippet, an Asset is not a template, and it can only be edited and published from the Assets section within OU Campus. Once an Asset is updated and published, all the pages using the Asset will also be updated and published. 

Examples of Assets include image galleries and a text box of the University's current operating hours. The latter may save users from having to manually update the hours of operation at the beginning of every semester.

 

Creating an Asset

You may view an example of creating and using an Asset through the Creating an Image Gallery tutotial.

 

Inserting an Asset onto a Web Page

From the page editor, click the Insert / Edit Asset icon from the WYSIWYG toolbar. 

 

Insert asset

 

Select an asset from the list. If you wish to insert the University's hours of operation for the current semester, for example, select one of the Hours of Operations assets. Click Select Asset. Note: You must save and exit the page editor to preview the asset on your web page. 


Additional Documentation

OmniUpdate provides this in-depth guide to using Assets in OU Campus.



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