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SMC Training Videos

September 7, 2023

  • The basics
  • Scheduled Reminders and Stale Reminders
  • Adding images on the fly
  • Resizing images
  • How and when to request a Vanity URL
  • Document storage and uploads

August 3, 2023

  • The basics
  • The Updated CTA Blue Button and Sunburst Link Components
    (note: there were complaints that it was too difficult to get to the editing/delete buttons for the CTA Blue Button, so we reverted back to the "pill" shaped placeholder.)
  • The Box Container Snippet and using Anchors on a page.

July 6, 2023

  • The basics
  • Uploading and Editing Images.
  • Editing Navigation - the "" file.
  • The Bio Grid Snippet (new snippet)
  • The Tab List Snippet (new snippet)

May 4, 2023

  • The basics - focusing on a "Landing Page"
  • The Accordion Snippet
  • Scheduling and Reminders
  • The Section Wrapper Snippet

April 6, 2023

  • The basics
  • Scheduling a published page
  • Snippets - the Course Listing (for Emeritus)
  • The Generic Grid Button Snippet
  • Assets - how they work

February 2, 2023

  • The basics
  • Assets
  • Form creation using Omni Assets

January 5, 2023

  • The basics
  • The Social Media Snippet
  • The Table Snippet

December 1, 2022

  • The basics
  • How to use reminders.
  • Hero Section

November 3, 2022

  • The basics
  • The CTA Blue Button component, the Grid Buttons snippet.

October 6, 2022

  • The basics
  • The CTA Blue Button and other components.

September 1, 2022

  • The basics
  • Uploading images and documents
  • Editing images
  • Creating new pages - editing hero - adding an accordion

August 4, 2022

  • The basics
  • A rundown of the Snippets
  • The new (and improved) Video Component

July 7, 2022
Special focus on the SMC Foundation website (but useful for anyone)

  • The basics
  • Reminders and Stale Reminders
  • Landing Pages (Section Wrapper Snippet)
  • Creating new pages
  • Assets
  • Hero Section

May 5, 2022

  • The basics
  • How to check/change the Title tag (what appears in the "tab" of your browser window) and Breadcrumbs
  • Tip: a quick way to change a URL to a Dependency Tag
  • The Omni "Gadgets."

April 7, 2022

  • The basics
  • Hero section with or without an image
  • Showcase of different Snippets and Components
  • How Assets work
  • How to use the reminders, stale reminders, and how to schedule publishing your pages in advance

March 3, 2022

  • The basics. Demonstration on a landing page.

February 3, 2022

Covered in the second hour:

  • Grid Button snippet
  • Updated "2 and 3 Columns" snippet
  • New "Read More" snippet
  • Review of new SMC Calendar

January 13, 2022

  • Special Training on the new SMC Calendar

November 4, 2021

  • Columns vs. Tables
  • CTA Blue Button
  • Accordions

October 7, 2021

  • The new "Social Media Image" option in the page parameters.

August 17, 2021

  • Special Tutorial for Academic Senate Committees - how to upload and link to Agendas and Minutes.

August 5, 2021

  • Changing the Hero section
  • Grid Button Snippet (new and improved)
  • Inline Quote Component
  • Scheduling in advance publishing a page
  • Reminders - so you don't have to remember

July 1, 2021

  • Document Management
  • Image Editing
  • How to reduce PDF file size.

May 6, 2021

  • The Accordion Snippet
  • Tables inside Accordions. The Default Table Snippet.
  • Uploading files to a "documents" folder.
  • Moving, copying, renaming files.

April 1, 2021

  • New Snippets: Contact Box and Program List
  • Updated Snippets: Accordion and Carousel with automatic heading updates.
  • Discussion of Landing Page hero section and video backgrounds and the Calendar.

March 18, 2021 (Flex Day)

  • Learn what’s needed to promote programs and initiatives on the national award-winning SMC website and social media channels.
  • This will include information on what marketing efforts are done for these two areas, as well as timeline/planning, content, and accessibility requirements 

March 4, 2021

  • Dependency Tags
    • Why we need to use them.
    • Shortcuts to find them.

February 4, 2021

  • Landing Pages
    • Landing Page hero section
    • The Section Wrapper Snippet: why and how.
  • The Video Component
    • How to add a video to your page.
    • Formatting the "Poster Image"
    • Placement and backgrounds

December 3, 2020

  • Snippets vs. Carousels (what's the difference - a side-by-side comparison)
  • Generic Blocks (what's the difference - when to use them)
  • Grid Buttons
  • Template choices. Landing page vs. Interior page.
  • Tables - adding rows to snippets.

November 5, 2020

October 22, 2020 - Web Calendar Only

October 1, 2020

September 3, 2020

August 27, 2020

August 20, 2020

  • Faculty directory page
  • Accordion

August 14, 2020 - Flex Day: How to Use New Tools on the SMC Website

Excited to share bells and whistles on the new website that uses OmniUpdate! We share new features and how you can take advantage of new tools for your website.

August 13, 2020

One-hour overview of website launch and web basics.

August 6, 2020

One-hour overview of website launch and web basics.

July 30, 2020

An introduction to OmniUpdate v.11.

Covered in the second hour:

  • Links - pages and documents.
  • The left side navigation and how to edit the "" file.
  • Faculty Pages! The future of the "" pages.
    • The Accordion Snippet
    • The Faculty Detail Template

July 23, 2020

Covered in the second hour:

  • Editing the Side Navigation
  • Working with the new and improved Grid Button snippet
  • Adding a Carousel
  • Adding a Hero with an image
  • Uploading and editing images

July 9, 2020

This was a small group so we covered advanced information on specific webpages:

  • Working with single-column landing pages, including adding a "Section Wrapper" snippet.
  • Adding and editing tables.
    (Note: the problems we were having with the table in the accordion had to do with backend structure and what's "editable" in the snippet tables. Until it is fixed, tables should be made outside of the snippet table structure as we did in the demo.)
  • Adding and editing Grid Button snippet and Grid Button component.
  • Creating a new page
  • Editing hero section
  • Working with side navigation
  • Working with  "_props.pcf" file
  • Finding a URL on the new site using the Migration Map file.

July 2, 2020

Covered in the second hour:

  • Hero section
  • Uploading and editing images
  • Adding and editing a table snippet
  • Creating and adding a web content asset

June 25, 2020

Covered in the second hour:

  • Calendar snippet
  • Image Gallery - includes descriptions of "assets" and "components"
  • Special "call to action" buttons.
  • The "Grid Buttons" snippet and the "Grid Button" component.

June 18, 2020

Covered in the second hour:

  • Adding a Video Component
  • Editing an image
  • Demo of adding a "hero" with an image
  • Adding and editing a table (more snippets)

June 11, 2020

Covered in the second hour:

  • Hero section, image editing, and Snippets
  • Form creation, editing, and placement on a page using Assets
  • How to edit the side navigation

May 28, 2020

Covered in the second hour:

  • Hero section
  • Working with Tables - the table snippet
  • Accordion snippet
  • Other snippet demonstrations: carousel, block images, leader list
  • Asset demonstration. changing text in an asset to display on multiple pages
  • Form asset - building, editing, and placing on a page
  • Call to action button components
  • Image folders - placing an image and alternate text

May 21, 2020

Covered in the second hour:

  • Leader lists
  • Accordion
  • Placing text using an asset
  • Backend structure of OU. Page lists - checkout light bulb - root level of the website
  • A rundown of the different asset types
  • Form asset - building, editing, and placing on a page
  • Video component
  • Blue CTA button component
  • Editing images in OU

OU Training Videos

Future Training Options

December 11-19, 2019

New Design Tools

  • Assets – pre-made, specific content that can go on many pages, like forms and embed codes.
  • Components – form-based templates, like buttons, galleries, and buttons
  • Snippets – table-based templates, like accordions, carousels, and tables.