Gadgets are software applications that provide streamlined functionality in OU Campus. System gadgets are provided with your account or can be added from the Marketplace. Gadgets from our professional partners or vendors are also offered in the Marketplace and custom gadgets can be installed by developers at your school. We provide documentation only on OU Campus system gadgets.
New gadgets added to OU Campus with a version release are available in the Marketplace!
Some gadgets are only available on your dashboard or in the gadgets sidebar, while others are available in both. Gadgets are context-specific, meaning they only appear when they are in a situation where they can be used. For example, the Images Gadget only appears when you are editing a page and can insert an image.
Level 10 users manage gadgets from the setup menu. This includes access settings for gadgets, limiting who can use them. If you want to use a certain gadget but don't see it when adding gadgets to your dashboard or sidebar, it may be because an administrator has restricted use of that gadget.
Dashboard GadgetsLink to this section
Your dashboard displays site-wide gadgets, such as the Site Analytics Gadget or the My Checked-Out Content Gadget.
Choose which gadgets show on your dashboard, as follows:
- In your dashboard, click Configure Dashboard Gadgets.
- In the "Dashboard Configuration" box, click gadgets to display on your dashboard.
- Click Save.
Drag gadgets to change their location on your dashboard.
Gadgets SidebarLink to this section
The gadgets sidebar displays context-specific gadgets.
Choose which gadgets to show in the sidebar, as follows:
- Click Show Gadgets to open sidebar.
- Click gadget name to expand and collapse.
Drag gadgets to change their location in the sidebar.
Click arrow down or up to scroll the gadgets in the sidebar.