Choosing Your Workshops

We're very excited about the roster of workshops we have prepared for you, and we hope you are too. If you're an OUTC veteran, you might notice that we're doing things a little differently this year. Rather than segregating workshops into four distinct tracks, we're going for a more flexible approach. Each workshop has an intended audience and prerequisite knowledge, but they aren't necessarily lined up in specific tracks or in a sequential order. This gives you the freedom to choose which workshops interest you the most (as long as you meet the prerequisites), tailoring your OUTC19 workshop experience to what you need. 

Please pay careful attention to the audience and prerequisites for each workshop. Some require a certain level of technical knowledge to follow along with the presentation. Other workshops provide a base-level introduction to concepts used in later workshops.

There are four audiences: Marketing/Training, Administrator, Developer Beginner, and Developer Advanced. The audience of a workshop indicates what role the presentation is intended for. You are by no means required to limit your workshop choices to those where the audience matches your typical role, but remember that workshop content may be geared for a different difficulty level than where you are, depending on the skills needed. As always, check the workshop prerequisites to see what skill level the workshop will be run at.



Marketing/Training 

These workshops are geared towards users with limited exposure to OU Campus and advanced computer tools. They focus on content within your website and using OU Campus to create and maintain that content. These workshops also provide basic introductions to more advanced concepts that will be used in subsequent workshops.

POTENTIAL SCHEDULE:

Wednesday: 
Introduction to OU Campus 
Accessibility in Today's Web World

Thursday:
Deciphering Your Design Files: The Basics of CSS
Optimizing Content for SEO -or- Open Workshop

You may also be interested in some of the Administrator Workshops. Take a look below. 


 

Administrator 

These workshops are intended for users that have a deep understanding of the OU Campus interface, but not necessarily experience with coding. The intent is to teach you how to better use our product and get more out of it. Some administrator workshops require a basic knowledge of HTML. 

POTENTIAL SCHEDULES:

If you're looking for OU Campus-based courses, try: 
Wednesday: 

Account and Site Setup
Components Inside and Out

Thursday: 
Ready, Set, Report
3rd Party Widgets and Custom Code
Optimizing Content for SEO

Or, if you're looking for more code-based courses, try:
Wednesday: 
Basic HTML

Thursday: 
3rd Party Widgets and Custom Code
Advanced Find and Replace

You may also be interested in some of the Marketing/Training Workshops. Take a look above.


 

Developer Beginner 

These workshops are intended for users who already have some basic coding experience and are looking to delve further into the XSL that drives OU Campus. These workshops assume you have a strong knowledge of HTML coming into the workshop and allow you to build off of that. The intent is to provide a thorough introduction to XSL and how it works with OU Campus. 

POTENTIAL SCHEDULE:

Wednesday: 

XML and XSL: From the Ground Up (full-day workshop)

Thursday: 
Editing Existing Templates
Extending Components and Table Transformation Snippets with XSL
Open Workshop: User Interface, Administrator, Basic Developer


 
Developer Advanced 

These workshops are intended for users who are not only familiar with HTML and CSS, but with XSL and server-side scripts. They explore advanced concepts in coding, page building, and other OU Campus integrations. 

POTENTIAL SCHEDULES:

If you're looking to make XSL-PCF pages from scratch, try:
Wednesday: 

XSL API for Tag Management
Using Modern HTML and CSS Features
Exploring Gadgets

Thursday:
Making XSL-PCF Pages from Scratch 
(this workshop runs most of the day)
Open Workshop: Intermediate and Advanced Developer 

Or, if you're not as interested in building XSL-PCF pages from scratch, try:
Wednesday: 

XSL API for Tag Management
Using Modern HTML and CSS Features
Exploring Gadgets

Thursday:
PCF Data Outputs
Let's Gather the Data! 
XSL 3.0 Showcase -or- Open Workshop: Intermediate and Advanced Developer


 

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