OU Campus Reviews & Product Details

Research assistant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The software was designed specifically for higher education clientele, which made managing webpages within this setting more straight-forward. The features and modules were suited for editing webpages for my previous university setting. It is also nice that it is accessible through the Cloud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Although some of its feature make webpage management easier, there is still room for improvement in making use of the software more user-friendly. Granted, customer service is helpful in this regard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The software has been useful for creating aesthetically-pleasing as well as easy-to-navigate webpages and web modules. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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OU Campus Overview

What is OU Campus?

OU Campus is a web content management system for colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions.

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OU Campus is a web content management system for colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions.


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OmniUpdate
Company Website
Year Founded
1982
HQ Location
Camarillo, CA
Twitter
@omniupdate
1,035 Twitter followers
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Web Content Specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Marketing Assistant
Marketing and Advertising
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The biggest upside to OU Campus is their IT department. Every time I call they have an answer and will fix my problem immediately. They are intelligent and know what they are doing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how little of power I have to change my website. The IT department is nice, but I wish I didn't have to call them every time to add a page to my Left Nav. Also, formatting is a nightmare. I don't even know where to begin. It makes me shiver. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We need more flexibility when it comes to designing the webpage and it needs to be more interactive! Going from Wix to OU has been quite disappointing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don't know if we're solving any problems with OU Campus. Yes, I've been able to make significant upgrades to our website since I started here, but it's still lacking significantly because it doesn't have any up to date features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Student Employment Coordinator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the OU Campus tool because it is a good website and it is pretty easy to use. It is simple and user friendly. There are many different features you can use to customize the website you are trying to build. It is also easy to use with multiple departments. I also like that I can update information as necessary to the websites I am managing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dont like about the OU Campus tool is the check in feature. I dont like that it doesnt automatically check someone out of a website when they have not been using it for a while. I also dont like that when you put in certain characters into the OU campus website, it will create issues for your website and you are unable to publish certain material. While there already are many features to customize your website, I think it would be good if there was more options for customization. I also was able to do hyperlinks easier than i was before. A system update may have changed that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would see if there is not a locked out option. It would be Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to post jobs for our students at our university through OU campus. This is a great resource for us to get the message out about open employment opportunities. It is also nice to have a user friendly website builder where we can put information and edit things as needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Content Strategist
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

"Dynamic Linking" - A great feature... It saves us lots of time and hassle when we conduct a site redesign. PLUS, the idea of staging server where we can preview changes in an interactive environment before publish ing live. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The source code editor leave much to be desired. EX: When a tag is selected ALL instances of that tag "highlight" instead of only the closing tag for that element. It would be GREAT if OU could employ the Brackets API as it's built-in code editor: http://brackets.io/. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please give OU Campus serious consideration... Working multiple hours a day with an elegant CMS certainly a pleasure! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OU Campus is our CMS for all "official" University of Arkansas web sites. It gives us the power to create and maintain sites with multiple levels of users throughout campus. OU Campus gives us a elegant way to combine site wide include files upon publication. We can separate content into different "buckets" which completely mirror our information architecture plan for a site. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Programmer Analyst III
Higher Education
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the idea of giving non-technical users access to make small edits when needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This system has a lot of quirks and bugs. Assigning permissions on the server administrator side needs improvement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OU Campus has replaced static website pages. The ability to edit content from anywhere has been good when required. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mr.
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The relative ease to communicating with students, via plain text, practice problems or uploaded video mini-lectures. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I can see where there would be limitations to implementation with graduate students teaching the same course and assignment of the admin privileges. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ease of first time implementation for a campus with frequent rotating lecturers. Filled all the needs of communication with PHYs 100 and 200 level calculus based courses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real-time student problem solving, interaction of "office hours" at a time of my choosing and most often quicker response time to students working on problems between classes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

OmniUpdate is simple and works much like a word processor. From a content manager's perspective, minimal web knowledge is actually needed. Having used this now daily for 3 years, I have hardly ever experienced any lagging or major issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, OU's customer service needs much improvement. Submitting an issue to them is almost useless. In my experience, they never follow up or address any issues that have been submitted. There are a few minor quirks in the CMS that are very frustrating and are probably very simple fixes on their end if they actually cared. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a wonderful, user-friendly product if your company has a great in-house support team. If you are going to rely heavily on OU customer support you should look elsewhere Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OU acts as the CMS for the entire university I work for with many webmasters as users. Once trained, the CMS is very user-friendly for even those with very little web experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ICT Systemd Engineer and junior developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to manage pages of assets at our college

With OU its very easy to update existing content on various department pages

Easy learning curve

The support team is very reliable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The folder structures can be made better Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very reliable in CMS, try it out reach out to the team if challenges occur Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Content Management which has now become easy with many departments around Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

OU Campus can be used by stakeholders campuswide to create official websites and web pages that are branded and easily used on smart devices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

OU Campus does not yet have industrywide recognition. It is popular with those who use it, but could do more to advertise and pick up new clients. Campuses need a reason to outsource this type of work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having satellite or siloed offices migrate to OU Campus reduces the complexity relating to logins for important campus systems and functions.

Streamlining in this way is a win for separate but connected departments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Features and tools are extremely intuitive and easy to use for individuals with limited technical skill and those with advanced technical skills, making true content management achievable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the changes you make in edit mode look very different once the page is published, and it's not always easy to troubleshoot why this is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This CMS allows non-technical administrative staff a way to keep web content up to date, allowing departments to take ownership over their sites and manage content on their own while keeping a standardized design and limiting permissions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is so easy to train users in creating and maintaining their web content. Very easy to search for and find content within the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes creating new templates is cumbersome if you are not a developer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent for small colleges with not a lot of web resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Faster and more consistent web updates. Empowering our users to keep their content fresh. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to understand and use, especially for those who don't like to read directions like me Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Can't put photos or videos in the main page column Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider how many photos/videos you intend to post and where you want them to appear Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing and posting content to business school website — connecting with our audiences and providing them with the information they need to succeed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

User friendly approach, incorporation of facebook and twitter Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Mobile version is not there and lacks the feature that can unpublish Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

for editing web pages Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is very easy and convenient to design a website with the web standards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It has very limited options for font and graphic user interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a very good website, to begin with. I always recommend this to other schools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am designing my school's website from the OU campus. It is effortless. I don't have any programming skills, all though I can develop a website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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