Editable Regions

Overview

A page may include many editable regions, just one editable region, or may provide an Asset Chooser or Image Chooser, in which only a specific content type can be selected. The editable region buttons are shown as green buttons on the page after a user has clicked the Edit button in the Page Actions Toolbar. Portions of a page can also be left uneditable, or access to a region can be restricted.

For example, the following image shows three editable regions, each of which the content is edited separately from the other regions. One Edit button corresponds to the main content of the page, one for the local side navigation, and the third to an optional sidebar content region. 

Editable Regions on a Page

Clicking an Edit button provides access to edit that area using the WYSIWYG Editor, by default.

There are two editor interfaces that appear in OU Campus. They contain almost exactly the same functionalities, and mainly differ in styling. For more information on the editing interfaces, view the WYSIWYG Editors page. 

Classic WYSIWYG Editor

WYSIWYG Editor (TinyMCE3)

 

JustEdit WYSIWYG Editor

JustEdit WYSIWYG Editor

Access to Editable Regions

Administrators can also assign groups to an editable region. This means that only the users in those groups will be able to edit that region. These areas can be set up to be edited using the classic WYSIWYG toolbar. The toolbar can be customized to only allow for the use of specific styles and editing features. Defining and utilizing editable regions allows administrators and system designers to determine the editing method based on content type, and subsequently choose the tools best suited for the content of that particular page.

For example, a home page of a departmental site might need content updates, new images, or style adjustments. The WYSIWYG Editor and default toolbar can provide basic word processing features such as applying bold and italicized styles, as well as other utilities such as adding an image, linking to another page, or inserting an asset or snippet. Alternatively, a navigation element such as a sidebar, would not require full formatting and styling capability. In this case, a modified WYSIWYG toolbar might only include the capability to format text, but not to insert an image, table, or form.