OU Campus FAQs
USU has purchased a Content Management System (CMS) called OU Campus that will replace ezPlug. Below are answers to some of the questions that you may have.
OU Campus is the leading web content management system for higher education institutions. Today, OU Campus is used to manage more than 700 different college and university websites. OU Campus is a CMS created by OmniUpdate that will replace the functionality of ezPlug. Learn more by visiting their website.
USU followed the RFP process and invited all vendors to present their products. From this, three finalists were chosen and invited to demo their CMS to all of campus. The IT department evaluated each product on how well it would meet the technical needs of USU. Webmasters and CMS users were invited to vote and give feedback on their preferences. OU Campus met the technical needs and was chosen by campus.
While no new features are being developed, ezPlug will continue to be supported and maintained by IT until every single site has been migrated from ezPlug to OU Campus. This migration process has begun and will proceed site by site for the next few years until every site has been migrated.
ezPlug and OU Campus are two different tools with different philosophies to solve the same problem. Each existing template will need to be converted to the philosophy and language of OU Campus one by one. ezPlug currently has over 70 active templates.
After a template has been converted to OU Campus the content of each site on the template will need to be migrated site by site. There are over 500 sites in ezPlug some of which have 100's of pages of content.
Coming into OU Campus is dependent on if a free USU template is chosen, the organization is doing a new design, or if the site is being migrated.
If a USU template is chosen, an organization can be setup in OU Campus in only a few days.
If an organization is doing a new design or migrating a site over to OU Campus, the timeline may vary. Please contact IT for a specific timeline.
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Yes, training will be available. When a template is ready to launch, all who are on the template will be invited. After the initial training, additional training sessions will be available based off of need and requests.
IT will also continue to offer support for OU Campus as they have in the past with ezPlug.
No worries you have options! The following three options are available to all ezPlug users:
- Use the free USU templates. Three responsive templates were developed in conjunction with PR & Marketing and will be provided free of charge to all of USU. You will only need to notify IT of your choice. This option will allow you to bring your own content over how you would like. Content migration is available with this option. Request a free template.
- Create a new custom design and template to best meet your organizations needs. The cost of this will be the same as it has been in the past. A standard custom template is $4,000.
- Migrate existing template and content. This option requires that no changes are made to your content or template. With this option IT will cover the cost of migrating your template.
*Training will be available with all options
OU Campus is 100% free to use. There are no hosting fees.
Template development and customization fees will still apply. See our pricing page for more information.
Immediately, no. There is no rush. If you prefer, we can move your site to the end of the migration. Eventually though, all sites will be moved off of ezPlug onto OU Campus. ezPlug will still be maintained while sites are still on it.
*If you have additional questions please email them to email@example.com. An incident will be created in ServiceNow and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.