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Comment by Sara Arnold on February 27, 2013 at 4:20pm

Only a few days left till our user training conference in Anaheim! Attendees: what are you looking forward to most at the conference?

Comment by Sara Arnold on February 25, 2013 at 2:49pm

Congrats to John Richardson and team at Oklahoma City Community College on their bronze medal win for website redesign at the Oklahoma City Ad Club's ADDY awards! You all rock! Check it out:

Comment by Sara Arnold on February 20, 2013 at 2:56pm

We've got record-breaking attendance at our user training conference this year! We’re pumped!! Make sure to follow the conference on Twitter: #omniupdate13

Comment by Sara Arnold on February 14, 2013 at 2:50pm

Conference Attendees: the Hyatt discounted group rate ends tomorrow! More rooms have been added, so if you have a reservation that needs to be extended, contact Rachelle at

Comment by Sara Arnold on February 12, 2013 at 6:30pm

Congrats to Bluffton University on their website redesign. They did a fabulous job! Check it out:

Comment by Ronna Johnston on February 12, 2013 at 12:15pm


Thank you so much for your response. Your setup and volume sounds a lot like ours.  I may contact you again!

Comment by Nathan Gerber on February 12, 2013 at 11:59am


We here at UVU have been using OUCampus since 2003.  We have quite a history with CMS solutions...implementing 4 complete different systems in approximately a ten year span.  Before we had OUCampus for our entire institution, our users across campus were very frustrated with our CMS.  since OUCampus, we have had great success is helping our users accomplish what they need to without a lot of technical issues.  I will see if I can answer your questions:

1) How difficult was it to implement?  We worked with OmniUpdate support to learn the templating system and build out our system with that knowledge.  The templating system is fairly easy to learn if you know XSL.  So, really it was relatively easy to implement, and flexible.

2) Are we satisfied? Very much so.  We love the product, we love working with the company and support folks, and we love that our 350+ users across campus love it.

3) Personnel dedicated to the system? We have 3 full-time staff and 3 part-time staff that do all things web at UVU.  We are constantly working in the system but also have other web systems and things we work on.  It really does not take many resources to support the system.

We have about 350+ users across 250 sites or so.  We publish approximately 35,000 pages through OUCampus.  We have the SaaS solution which saves us a ton of money (if you want details contact me and I can share).  Love the SaaS the CMS in the cloud and our production server in our server room.

Hope this helps.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

Nathan Gerber

Director - Web Development Services

Utah Valley University

Comment by Ronna Johnston on February 11, 2013 at 4:14pm

Hello all,

The University of Northern Colo is looking at a CMS system - our first one, believe it or not. It's a long funding story. OU Campus is one we have been interested in for a long time and I have heard varying reports about it. Can you all tell me 1) how difficult was it to implement; 2) are you satisfied with the product and 3) what type of personnel do you have dedicated to any aspect of its maintenance (trainer, developer, admin, etc.).

We have about 250 web authors and about 175,000 pages in about 300 directories.

 We are looking both at hosting here and through Omni so let me know which model you have.

I would REALLY appreciate the feedback, the proof for me  is in the actual user colleague comments.

You can reply to

Thanks in advance.

Ronna Johnston

Director of Web Communications

Comment by Sara Arnold on February 11, 2013 at 3:16pm

Want to know more about CSS3? Check out this new FAQs blog post on EDUniverse!

Comment by Sara Arnold on February 8, 2013 at 2:13pm

OmniUpdate welcomes Golden Gate University to the OU Campus user community!


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