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Evolve 2022 Omni CMS Workshops

  • Introduction to Omni CMS

    This workshop is your introduction to using OMNI CMS. Following the guided presentation, you will log into your own OMNI CMS sandbox to practice end-user features and functionalities. This workshop is perfect for customers who are new to OMNI CMS or return users who need a refresher on end-user functionality.

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  • Components Inside and Out

    This workshop provides a basic overview of components and how they can be leveraged to output complex HTML that is not easily managed within the WYSIWYG. In this course, you will take some common HTML outputs that typically require special handling and create components to generate these outputs without the need for any supplemental code.

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  • Editing Pages with Accessibility in Mind

    This workshop is your introduction to using OMNI CMS. Following the guided presentation, you will log into your own OMNI CMS sandbox to practice end-user features and functionalities. This workshop is perfect for customers who are new to OMNI CMS or return users who need a refresher on end-user functionality.

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  • Customizing Omni CMS For Your Web Design

    HTML and CSS are the building blocks of web design, but how do they interact with OMNI CMS? Your design files do more than just style how your live website looks; they affect editing pages as well. By understanding how HTML and CSS work and how OMNI CMS uses them, you can leverage a better editing experience for your users.

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  • XSL From the Ground Up

    This workshop provides training on the basic concepts of XML and XSL, including how to transform and render your data properly. You will receive a demonstration and hands-on experience building XML and XSL files from the ground up, learning what you need to make your XSL files work for you. This workshop will help you get comfortable with editing your current XML and XSL files and prepare you for future XSL workshops.

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  • Expanding XSL Horizons

    Ever wonder how Omni CMS builds the XSL architecture for specific situations and page types? This workshop will cover the ideal way to design XSL files when either making new XSL or modifying the XSL provided to you by Omni CMS. We will also explore using XSL 3.0 concepts to make your XSL easier to read for future developers.

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  • Pathways Deep Dive

    Take an in-depth look into the new module for Omni CMS. Discover how Pathways can demonstrate to your prospective students the value of your program and the ROI of their time and expense.

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  • Creating Custom XSL-PCF, Parts 1 & 2

    Connect the dots between learning XSL and basic Omni CMS tagging to take an HTML design and implement it in Omni CMS. In this workshop, you'll take a static HTML page, learn how to bring it into Omni CMS (XSLs, includes, PCFs, etc.).

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  • Supporting Your Editors with Documentation

    Omni CMS is full of features, and even after your editors have been trained, they may still need additional support. One of the most effective ways to do this is by creating guides and tutorials for your Omni CMS users. This workshop teaches you how to create guides on style, accessibility, reusable content, and more.

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  • The Magic of Metadata API

    Dive deeper into the OU Campus APIs and extend gadget functionality with the Metadata API. This workshop will cover the basics of the Metadata API, including what it can do and when you might want to use it.

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  • Exploring and Building Gadgets, Parts 1 & 2

    Explore gadgets in OMNI CMS and how they can be of value to you. Learn the setup and structure of a gadget, covering the common steps needed to start building any gadget, and then dive deep into the tools available for you to maximize your gadget-building potential in this class.

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  • Building Your Ideal Editing Experience

    One of the most important steps in building your Omni CMS website is translating your designs into the various types of editable regions. In this workshop, learn how to build and customize editable regions, MultiEdit, page parameters, and reusable content for your page designs.

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  • Building Dynamic Content Blocks for Personalization

    Learn how to build the content blocks that will ensure your personalization strategies are successful.  We’ll cover the steps necessary to build these blocks and set rules for when they are displayed in Omni CMS.

  • Ins and Outs of Tailwind CSS for Melody

    Melody Layouts are built on the Tailwind CSS framework.  Come learn what makes Tailwind so powerful and how to best leverage its capabilities when using Melody Layouts.

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  • Creating Reusable Sections in Melody

    Melody makes creating reusable layouts easier than ever.  Come learn how to create Melody tiles for use in layouts to optimize the experience on your website.

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  • JavaScript Framework for Your Website

    With the increased emphasis on JavaScript frameworks for dynamic and more advanced websites, it can seem a bit intimidating to add these to your institution's website. This workshop will show you the best methods of integrating JavaScript and opening its functionality up to your users. 

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  • Open Workshop - Administration, Parts 1 & 2

    Use this free session to work on any project you like, with our customer success developers available to help you and answer questions. This open workshop is intended for interface and administrative work.

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  • Pathways and Calendar Deep Dive

    Take a deeper look into the 2 newest modules from Omni CMS, Pathways and Omni Calendar.

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