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David Floyd replied to David Floyd's discussion Google Site Search in the group OmniUpdate
"Thanks everyone for responding. We think we have found the solution."
Apr 3, 2013
David Floyd added a discussion to the group OmniUpdate
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Google Site Search

We use assets to provide viewers contact information including pictures of our faculty/physicians.When doing a Google site search for a specific faculty/physician, the first image from an asset on the pages is displayed next to the search results. Basically, unless the asset for the faculty/physician that is being searched is at the top of the page, the displayed image does not match the search results.As an example, if you go to our website at…See More
Apr 3, 2013
David Floyd replied to David Floyd's discussion Disabeling add in free Google search in the group OmniUpdate
"Thanks Marcel. Just what I needed."
Nov 15, 2012
Marcel Ayers replied to David Floyd's discussion Disabeling add in free Google search in the group OmniUpdate
"David, Once logged into your GCSE account visit this link http://support.google.com/customsearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=72361 In short it states: "The free version of CSE includes advertisements, mandatory Google branding, and fewer…"
Nov 15, 2012
David Floyd added a discussion to the group OmniUpdate
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Disabeling add in free Google search

If any of you are using the free Google Search on your OU sites, I am having problems locating on the Google site how to disable ads from the search results.I have been provided some code that can be added to the search file in OU, but I'm not sure about code placement. I would think there is an easier way to do this.Any advice or guidance is appreciated.See More
Nov 15, 2012
David Floyd added a discussion to the group OmniUpdate
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User account security

We originally considered using LDAP for user accounts in OUC. However, because of security concerns with LDAP we chose to create the accounts locally.I am looking for input regarding other applications or methods to increase the security of our OUC accounts, specifically, requiring new users to change their password on first log in to the system, requiring passwords to have a specific number of characters, that passwords include letter number/character combinations, etc.Any insight on how your…See More
Aug 22, 2012
David Floyd commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Thanks Andrew. Both you and Justin have been very helpful."
Jul 19, 2012
David Floyd commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Thanks again Justin. Being new to OUC I didn't think about that feature being able to help us. I'm use to going to a site in other CMS' and then selecting from a list in the properties to change the Parent. Yes, I'll read more…"
Jul 19, 2012
David Floyd commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Thanks for your reply Justin. Maybe an example would help. My employer is a medical/research school, so converging specialties and technologies happen frequently. As an example research conducted for HIV-Aids may be moved into a clinical trial…"
Jul 19, 2012
David Floyd commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Thanks for your reply Justin. Maybe an example would help. My employer is a medical/research school, so converging specialties and technologies happen frequently. As an example research conducted for HIV-Aids may be moved into a clinical trial…"
Jul 19, 2012
David Floyd commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Has anyone developed or know of a vendor who can develop an add-in for OUC that will allow the parent for sections and pages to be changed by selecting the parent from a list. Any help is appreciated."
Jul 19, 2012
Andrew Soderberg replied to David Floyd's discussion OUC End-user Training in the group OmniUpdate
"David, We can provide you with the Word doc masters of the training guides we use for on-site trainings as well as those for the guides that are posted to the Support website. If you have any questions regarding our training materials and training…"
May 30, 2012
David Floyd replied to David Floyd's discussion OUC End-user Training in the group OmniUpdate
"Thanks for your response. Did OU make their trainng documents available in a format other than PDF so that it could be edited to include information pertaining to customizations, processes, etc."
May 30, 2012
Justin Gatewood replied to David Floyd's discussion OUC End-user Training in the group OmniUpdate
"I'm a one man shop, and training sessions were become too time-intensive, so I created some instructional videos. 5-step Beginner tutorials: http://www.vvc.edu/videos/oucampus-5steps/ (about 15 mins w/a left menu) 5-step Intermediate tutorials:…"
May 30, 2012
Doug Thompson replied to David Floyd's discussion OUC End-user Training in the group OmniUpdate
"We may be doing it a bit backwards compared to most, but because OmniUpdate has been applied (mostly) to existing sites here at Ohio Wesleyan...and because we have a limited number of seat license for it so we have to do "shared" logins…"
May 30, 2012
Kathie Kentfield replied to David Floyd's discussion OUC End-user Training in the group OmniUpdate
"In the beginnig I offered training sessions for my users and the room held approx 25 people (computer lab with overhead projector - some people prefer to watch, others are more hands-on so they could follow along on their screens). …"
May 30, 2012

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Employer?
Meharry Medical College
Website:
http://mmc.edu
Find me on Twitter at:
http://irishguytn
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Web Development, Project Management, SharePoint Development
What CMS are you using?
OmniUpdate
What department or office are you in?
Information Technology
Primary Job Responsibility
Director of IT Support Services
Number of students at your institution
500

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This isn't a posting for a job (but hopefully that will be coming soon!)We are looking to hire a new web developer, and have gotten the OK from HR to offer this with the possibility of working from home a few days of the week, and in the office the other days. We're hoping to draw in some more candidates from outside of our local area. This is only the second position at our institution that is not fully on site, so we're in uncharted territory!I'm curious to know, does anyone work part-time…See More
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