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1/22/2013

Glossary

The glossary contains a list of frequently used words and acronyms related to OmniUpdate and the OU Campus system.

Access Rights

The ability to edit a web page or part of a web page.
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Accessibility Check

Validation available to ensure web accessibility compliance, including WCAG 1.0 and 2.0 (all levels), Section 508, Stanca Act, and BITV 1.0.
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Approver

A user that has been assigned to approve pages for another user.
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Asset (assets,asset,Assets)

A reusable piece of content (text, code, form, or image gallery) that can be placed on many pages. When an asset is edited and published, all subscribing pages are automatically published with the changes.
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Audit Trail

List of actions with person, date and time noted.
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Auxiliary Site

An alternative production server for binaries.
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Auto Draft

A WYSIWYG feature that saves a draft locally.
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Bottleneck

Delay caused by numerous website additions and updates being sent to the webmaster for placement on the web.
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Brand Integrity

The characteristic look, feel, and persona of a website are maintained.
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Broken Pages (Broken Page)

A page containing one or more links that no longer exist that need to be corrected.
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Browser-Based

All web CMS editing and administration is done via a browser accessing a web page. No other software components, other than a standard browser, are required.
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CAS (central authentication server)

A protocol used for centralized single sign-on and authentication for a system.
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CSS (cascading style sheet)

A specification of the formatting style for various elements of a web page.
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Chat

Online web-based text messaging, usually in real-time between two or more users.
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Check-In/Check-Out

Access control where a page currently being edited is checked out and not available for others to edit. The page is checked in upon cancellation of the edit or publishing of the page.
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CMS

Content Management System. OmniUpdate's OU Campus is the number one CMS for Higher Education.
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CodeProtect

WYSIWYG feature that allows for script code blocks to be safely inserted into an editable region.
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Current Projects

Current Projects displays a list of all the pages currently checked out to the user.
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Dashboard

Area in OU Campus that includes Workflow, Current Projects, Broken Pages, and Settings/Preferences (for a user).
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Dependency Manager (DM)

An OU Campus feature that manages links.
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DirectEdit from Web Page

The ability to access the web CMS editor from a (usually hidden) link on any web page and immediately edit the page without requiring users to find their pages in the web CMS directory.
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Editable Regions

Sub parts of a web page that are deemed accessible and editable by a particular content editor.
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File Management

The ability to perform standard file functions within the web CMS such as copy, move, rename, delete, etc.
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Final Check

Administrators have the ability to enforce spell checking, link checking, W3C validation checking, and/or accessibility checking before a page is published.
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Friendly URL

The URL designator for a web page that is composed of human readable text, as opposed to unintelligible strings of characters, usually with meaning only in a database structure.
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Granular Control

Control access that can be refined to particular and even small parts of a web page for editing or applied to the selection of particular editing tools.
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Group Management

Sets up groups such that membership in a group allows users certain access and editing tool privileges.
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HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

The standard markup language used on the Web to apply formatting to text.
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In-context Editing

The ability to edit a web page as it would appear on the web. The actual web page is displayed during editing as opposed to a lesser text field element.
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Insert Media

The web CMS capability to insert graphics, audio, video and other multimedia types.
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LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)

Used to simplify the maintenance of user login information for multiple services. Active Directory uses the LDAP protocols and is often used synonymously with LDAP.
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LDP (Live Delivery Platform)

Live Delivery Platform (LDP) is a set of interactive features provided as optional modules in OU Campus.
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Multi-Browser Preview

The ability to display a preview of a web page in different browsers and different platforms before publishing.
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Multi-Browser Support

The ability to access a web CMS and edit web pages through any number of popular browsers.
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Multi-Site Management

CMS support and management of unlimited sites and subsites (even sites hosted on different web servers).
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Multiple Operating Systems Support

The ability to operate a web CMS in the browser application that can be run on any number of operating systems (e.g. Windows, Macintosh, Linux, etc.).
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OU Campus

OmniUpdate's enterprise content management system (what this site supports)
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OU Calendar

A powerful enterprise calendar that can be customized to meet an institution's site needs.
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OU Social

A Facebook app for integrating OU Campus™ content with Facebook
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Presentation Consistency

The maintenance of a desired presentation across the pages of a website. Usually effected via CSS or XSL techniques.
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Production Server

A site that is intended to serve web content to users.
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Redaptive

Refers to a responsive and adaptive site design.
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Regex (Regular Expressions)

Regular expressions (regex) provide a way to match strings of text based on patterns or patterns of characters.
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Repurposing Content

The breaking down of content into appropriate sized chunks so that the content can be combined and re-used in various situations and formats.
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RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

A format that allows users to pull new content for viewing upon request.
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Save-in-Place

A WYSIWYG feature to save by performing: CTRL+S (CMD+S for Macintosh).
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Schedule Content

The publishing of a web page through a web CMS at a particular time or removing and replacing content at a certain time with a special redirection or notice.
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Search

The ability to index and offer a look-up search field to find pages on the website that match the search criteria.
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Section 508 Compliance

Compliance with Section 508, which specifies text descriptions of graphic elements that may not be viewable by certain persons.
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Separate Content and Design

A modern, best practice website design approach where the page content is maintained separately from the manner in which the page is to be formatted and displayed.
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Settings/Preferences

Settings/Preferences allows users to see the current configuration of their user information.
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Shibboleth

The Shibboleth System is a standards based, open source software package for web single sign-on across or within organizational boundaries.
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Single Sign-On

The ability to access any number of applications using one sign-on event.
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Snippets

Re-usable content insertable from the WYSIWYG Editor.
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Social Media Publish

Automated publishing of content to social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.
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Software as a Service (SaaS)

A modern software deployment approach where the application runs on the vendor's servers and all customer use is via a web browser.
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SPIF

Blocks of re-usable content, similar to widgets.
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SSI

Server-side include
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Tagging

The inclusion of tags that are used to specify certain actions to a web CMS.
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Templates

Structured documents that indicate how text will conform to a specified format.
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Track Content Changes

The ability of a web CMS to determine the difference between two succeeding versions of a web page.
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Training Tuesday

A monthly presentation about using a feature within OU Campus.
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Production Server

A site that is intended to serve web content to users.
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Version Control and Rollback

The ability of a web CMS to store different versions of a website at given times and roll back the pages to be displayed to a previous version.
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Walled Garden

Account-level access provides sites or subsites to contain and simplify user access and management.
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Workflow

A web CMS requirement that allows certain tasks to be done in a specified manner, subject to certain approvals. Also, emailing in OU Campus.
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WNL (What's New Live)

OU Campus™ feature that allows for dynamic CSS-driven display of RSS content on a web page.
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WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)

An editing approach supported by web CMS that enables the user to view and edit content in context of the entire page.
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XHTML

Extensible HyperText Markup Language: an application for XML stricter than HTML and providing well-formed documents for XML.
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XML

eXtensible Markup Language
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XSLT

Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations: A transformation engine to process XML and XSL to create various outputs.
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XSD

XML Schema Definition
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XSL

Extensible Stylesheet Language: A scripting language used to define how to style XML for various file output types.
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Zip Import

Users can upload a single zip file containing multiple files.
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