Training Tuesdays

LSU Communications & University Relations and ITS offer supplemental training one Tuesday each month at 11 a.m. These trainings are not required and are not substitutes for the required Omni CMS Dashboard and Website Accessibility trainings.

Trainings will typically last 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

While units may still use Omni CMS to manage forms, the university has acquired Formstack and is currently onboarding units into the tool. This training provides additional information about the features and advantages of using Formstack. The training will cover the following:

  • Creating forms in Omni CMS
  • Introduction to Formstack
  • Available features in Formstack
  • Data privacy and tips for formulating consent language
  • Best practices for data security

This training reviews the process for migrating your content into the new web templates. Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the migration process
  • Creating a sitemap
  • Tips for auditing your current site content

In this training, we will review the ins and outs of RSS feed creation and maintenance. The training will include: 

  • Creating new RSS item
  • Creating a redirect
  • Editing an already published item
  • Troubleshooting

This session covers all aspects of working with images in Omni CMS. Topics included in the training:

  • Resizing/aspect ratio
  • Editing within OU Campus
  • Making images responsive
  • File naming and organization
  • Using images and snippets (photo with caption, etc)
  • Sliders
  • Sizing - interior page, banner, small slider, large slider
  • How to request photos for your site

Omni CMS offers several options for formatting tables. This session will cover the best practices for using tables, as well as reviewing an overview of best practices for tables. Topics covered include:

  • Table settings
  • Data tables vs. layout tables
  • Switching scope
  • Best practices