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Adding Files to OU Campus

There are a few extra steps necessary before hosting documents (pdf, word, powerpoint, etc) online. View the Accessibility Guides to learn how to process your documents or fill out the Accessibility Drop Box Form.

Adding Images and Documents to OU Campus

  1. Select Content in top blue bar and then Pages in the drop down.
  2. In the main content area the site folders will show.
  3. Locate the folder of the site you need to add files to.
  4. Select the sub-folder (such as “documents” or “images”) that you want to add to.
  5. Select the Upload button and add your file(s) to the pop-up window.
  6. Select Start Upload when ready.
  7. Click publish to publish your document to the live web. (You may need to hover over the file name to see the Publish option).

Important: Make sure file name has no spaces, capitalization, or special characters. Rename the file if needed.

Don't see the Upload button? Student accounts by default are limited to only editing page content. Learn more about OU Campus user types and how to be moved up to a higher permission.

 Archives and Living Documents

The web is not intended to be a place for archiving old content. If your department needs to keep an archive of content, contact for suggestions on the best hosting place. A living document is a document that updates on a regular basis and keeps the same generically named URL so that other pages referencing it does not get a broken link when the document is changed out.

  • Bad file names:  "holiday-calendar-2016.pdf" and then uploading a second document "holiday-calendar-2017.pdf" to your page.
  • Good file names: Generic names like "calendar.pdf"

How to Update Files to a Newer Version

  1. Navigate to the folder that will hold your files (this most likely will be an "images" or "documents" folder in OU Campus).
  2. Click on the folder so you can see the contents within the folder.
  3. Click the Upload button.
  4. Check the Overwrite Existing check box.
    1. For images:  click the Edit and Upload Image radio button
  5. Drag and drop or Add button to add your file.
  6. A preview of your new file will load.
  7. Click Upload.
  8. A pop up will show to double check that you are publishing to the correct folder. Click Save to confirm the updates.
  9. A preview of your file will load. 
  10. publish the updated file. 

File Types Allowed on OU Campus

The following files are allowed on OU Campus:

  • Word Docs
    • .doc, .docx
  • PowerPoint:
    • .ppt
  • Excel
    • .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt, .xml, .csv
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
    • .pdf
  • Images
    • .gif, .png, .jpg, .jpeg
  • Zipped Folders
    • .zip
  • Videos
    • Captioned Youtube videos are the only allowed video type at this time. To add a video to a page, the Youtube Snippet must be used.

If you need to upload a file that is currently not allowed please email the Web Team at: with your file type request.