Previewing Assets

Overview

When an asset is created or edited in the OU Campus system, it can be previewed before being inserting into a page or editable region. The ability to preview assets is available to all users by default, unless otherwise specifically restricted with access settings. To preview an asset, navigate to the Assets list view by selecting Content > Assets from the global navigation bar. From the Assets list view, a user can hover over the row item and preview the asset by selecting Preview from the list of available actions. Additionally, a user can also navigate to assets from the File Navigation sidebar. Click the Assets button (on the top, next to Pages) and select an asset from the list.

Previewing Standard Asset Types

Asset preview is dependent on asset type. When previewing a Web Content Asset, Source Code Asset, or Plain Text Asset, the asset content is shown in the Preview Asset panel.

Preview Asset Example

Previewing LDP Assets

When a user selects an LDP asset; that is, an LDP Form or Image Gallery, for previewing, the asset preview screen is displayed in a slightly different manner. The following elements are displayed for an Image Gallery Asset:

  • Preview Menu: Displays the name of the asset being previewed and a menu item for each of the displayed panels.
    • Gallery Summary: Provides users basic information about the gallery, such as the number of pictures in the gallery and the size of each picture's displayed thumbnail. This information cannot be edited.
    • Gallery Elements: Displays a preview of all elements within the asset.
    • Gallery XML: Displays the source code for the currently selected image gallery.

Previewing an LDP Image Gallery Asset

The following elements are displayed for an LDP Form Asset:

  • Preview Menu: Displays the name of the asset being previewed and a menu item for each of the displayed panels.
    • Form Summary: Provides users basic information about the form, such as the number of elements and the messages configured for when the submittal of the form is successful or not successful.
    • Form Elements: Displays a preview of all elements within the form.
    • Form XML: Displays the source code for the currently selected form.

Previewing Managed Form Assets

Previewing Assets in the WYSIWYG Editor

Plain Text Assets and Web Content Assets without block level HTML can also be previewed within the WYSIWYG Editor when editing a page. When an asset is inserted into a page from the WYSIWYG Editor the ASSET text and asset wrapper is shown as such:

Previewing Assets in the WYSIWYG Editor