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Social Media

OU Campus can connect to your school's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts from Setup. These are site-specific settings.

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The Facebook option connects with one or more Facebook pages (not accounts!). Once a page is linked, you have the option to post there when publishing a page.

From Facebook:

You must have a profile to create a Page or help manage one. Pages are places on Facebook where artists, public figures, businesses, brands, organizations and nonprofits can connect with their fans or customers.

To connect a Facebook page to your OU Campus site:

  1. Navigate to Setup > Facebook.
  2. Click the green +New button.
  3. Enter your Facebook credentials.
  4. Authorize the OU Social app to access your profile.
  5. Select which page(s) you want to connect to the site. You can add a description and select the group that can post to that page.
  6. Click Save.

Once connected, the properties for Facebook pages can be edited by navigating to Setup > Facebook, hovering over the page in the list view, and clicking Edit. The description and available to group can be edited. Select the "Enabled" checkbox for posting to this page to be available when publishing a page. If you have a dedicated page for the OU Social app, this can be linked to here as well.

Deleting a Facebook page doesn't affect posts on Facebook, but it does remove all record of those posts from the OU Campus database. It's recommended to disable a page, rather than delete it.

If communication with Facebook fails during a publish, OU Campus automatically turns off the Facebook connection. Additionally, a message is sent to your inbox titled, "Facebook Status Update Failed" that includes the name of the Facebook page.

When a Facebook account password is changed, Facebook revokes all associated keys, which includes the connection or key to OU Campus. Since this key has been revoked by Facebook, all publishes to Facebook then fail for the Facebook pages associated with that account. To fix this issue, delete the Facebook pages from Setup > Facebook, and follow the initial setup steps to re-add them.

Default text for Facebook posts can be set in account and site settings.

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The Twitter option connects with one or more Twitter accounts. Once an account is linked, you have the option to tweet there when publishing a page.

To connect a Twitter account to your OU Campus site:

  1. Navigate to Setup > Twitter.
  2. Click the green +New button.
  3. Enter your Twitter credentials and authorize OU Campus to access the account.
  4. Add a description for the Twitter account and select the group that can post to that account.
  5. Click Save.

Once connected, the properties for Twitter accounts can be edited by navigating to Setup > Twitter, hovering over the account in the list view, and clicking Edit. The description and available to group can be edited. Select the "Enabled" checkbox for posting to this account to be available when publishing a page.

Deleting a Twitter page doesn't affect tweets, but it does remove all record of those tweets from the OU Campus database. It's recommended to disable an account, rather than delete it.

Default text for tweets can be set in account and site settings.

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The YouTube option connects to one or more YouTube channels, for use with the YouTube gadget.

To add a new YouTube channel:

  1. Navigate to Setup > YouTube.
  2. Click the green +New button.
  3. Enter the credentials for that channel's Google account.
  4. Authorize OU Campus to access the channel.
  5. Add a description and select the group that has access to the channel.
  6. Click Save. The channel now appears in the YouTube gadget.

Deleting a YouTube channel removes it from the gadget.

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