Gadgets

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Overview

Administrators can add new gadgets and edit existing gadgets from Setup > Gadgets. From this screen, administrators can configure access settings for each gadget in the system, choose which gadgets appear in the Gadgets sidebar and Dashboard by default, and other settings unique to each gadget.

Gadgets in the Setup Menu

Gadgets are found in either the Gadgets sidebar, a global element that can be expanded and collapsed from the right side of the OU Campus interface, or on the Dashboard. Currently there are a total of 15 system gadgets included with OU Campus, but custom gadgets can be created by administrators and added into the system at any time.

The Gadgets screen includes the following features and functionality:

  • Number of gadgets in the list
  • Filtering by the Name or Type column
  • Drop-down menu where administrators can choose to display All Gadgets, System Gadgets, or Custom Gadgets.
  • The New button for adding additional gadgets to the system
  • Sortable columns for Name, Type, Access Group, and Location/Options.

Clicking a gadget name will bring up the Edit Gadget modal, where access settings, display options, and other settings can be changed.

Gadgets List View

Gadgets are available account-wide and can be either a system gadget or custom gadget. System gadgets are included with the CMS, designated with OU icon, and cannot be deleted. Administrators can add custom gadgets, and these are available for each user to customize their dashboard and/or Gadgets sidebar.

System Gadgets Reference

Gadget Location Description
Activity Gadget Dashboard, Sidebar The Activity Gadget shows all types of content with recently performed actions by any and all users, such as a scheduled publish, expire, or upload. It is a system gadget that is shown by default on the Dashboard and Gadgets sidebar.
Assets Gadget Sidebar Drag and drop any asset into an edit view. It is a system gadget that is shown by default on the Gadgets sidebar when editing with the WYSIWYG Editor or Source Editor. 
Bookmarks Gadget Sidebar Bookmark any URL within OU Campus for personal reference, including pages and other files and reports. 
Dependency Tag Info Gadget Sidebar Search functionality for dependency tags that reports information about the tag. Valid search syntax is shown below the field. It is a system gadget that is shown by default on the Gadgets sidebar and does not have any configurable properties.
Images Gadget Sidebar Drag and drop images from any folder into edit views. It is a system gadget that is shown by default on the Gadgets sidebar when editing with the WYSIWYG Editor or Source Editor and does not have any configurable properties.
Inbox Gadget Dashboard Provides a scrollable list of recently received messages. It is a system gadget that is shown by default on the Dashboard and does not have any configurable properties.
Link Check Gadget Sidebar Checks all links on a page for broken links and allows users to send a report to any user in the system. It is a system gadget that is available on the sidebar and does not have any configurable properties.
My Checked-Out Content Gadget Dashboard, Sidebar Shows the content checked out by the current user and the date/time stamp that the content, which can be a page, asset, or file, was checked out. Within this gadget, the pages are linked and can be clicked to for editing or approving. The light bulb icon indicates the page is checked out. It is shown by default on the Dashboard and Gadgets sidebar and does not have any configurable properties.
Notes Gadget Sidebar Write either private or public notes on a page. 
Page Analytics Gadget Sidebar With the Page Analytics Gadget, data tracked for analysis with Google Analytics is available within OU Campus for each in the form of a sidebar gadget. The Page Analytics Gadget can be configured to be shown or hidden by each user for their Gadgets sidebar. Administrators can assign an access group to each view and configure the availability of the gadget itself. Any views from the Google Analytics account that have been added to OU Campus, and not otherwise restricted, can be selected.
Page Info Gadget Sidebar Displays information about the file currently being viewed or edited. It is a system gadget that is hidden by default on the Gadgets sidebar when editing with the WYSIWYG Editor or Source Editor and does not have any configurable properties.
Page Parameters Gadget Sidebar Edit page parameters directly from the gadget without having to navigate away from the Preview or Edit view. This is a system gadget that only appears when a user is viewing a page. Administrators can choose whether meta tags are shown in the gadget.
Quick Publish Gadget Sidebar Save, add a version description, and publish pages in one fell swoop. This is a system gadget that appears in the sidebar when a user is viewing the JustEdit, WYSIWYG, or Source Editors and has no configurable properties.
Request Help Gadget Sidebar Sends page and user information along with a custom message to a pre-defined group in OU Campus who can help users in need. This is a system gadget that is shown in the sidebar. Administrators configure the group to which a message is sent.
Site Analytics Gadget Dashboard With the Site Analytics Gadget, data tracked for analysis with Google Analytics is available within OU Campus in a handy, colorful, intuitive, and flexible Dashboard gadget. The Site Analytics Gadget can be configured to be shown or hidden by each user for their Dashboard. Administrators can assign an access group to each view and configure the availability of the gadget itself. Users of the Google Analytics account can configure views as necessary to provide a bird's eye view of the analytics reporting for the entire site, or alternatively by applying filtering, can provide a more granular view.
Snippets Gadget Sidebar Drag and drop any snippet into an edit view. It is a system gadget that is shown by default on the Gadgets sidebar when editing with the WYSIWYG Editor or Source Editor. It can be configured to have an access group whose members have access to the source code of the snippet in the gadget.
URL Shortener Gadget Sidebar Enter a long URL to have it shortened. It can dragged onto the editing field. It is a system gadget that is shown by default on the Gadgets sidebar and does not have any configurable properties.
Workflow Gadget Dashboard, Sidebar Gives users the ability to track all workflow items they are involved in from one gadget. Users involved in a particular workflow item can message each other directly inside the gadget. This is a system gadget that appears in both the dashboard and the sidebar and has no configurable properties.
YouTube Gadget Sidebar Drag and drop YouTube videos from linked YouTube channels or by searching all of YouTube. This is a system gadget that appears in the sidebar when a user is inside the WYSIWYG or Source Editor of a page. From the Gadgets Setup screen, administrators can give users the ability to search all of YouTube from the gadget.