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The OU Campus Dashboard provides a location within the CMS where you can access user-specific messaging and gadgets.

In the Dashboard menu on the global navigation bar, you can find links to Workflow and Inbox. These options are also found beneath your user name on the Dashboard overview page.

Dashboard menu

Dashboard Dropdown

There are three options on the Dashboard menu in the global navigation bar:


Clicking Overview takes you to the Dashboard overview page (see above). Simply clicking the Dashboard link in the Global Navigation bar will take you to the same location.


The Workflow list view shows content that a user has sent to you for approval of content that has been sent to the current user for approval. These messages are separate from other messages (which can be viewed in Inbox and Sent). Content moving through an approval process can be tracked using this screen.


Inbox displays messages from other users as well as automated messages associated with scheduled actions, such as a notification of scheduled publish or notification of page expiration. The Inbox Gadget is also shown on the Dashboard and includes how many new messages are in the inbox. The Inbox includes a linked list of messages and the functionality to compose a message.

Customize Your Dashboard

The Dashboard can be customized by choosing which gadgets to show or hide in the view.

Dashboard overview showing Inbox, Activity, and Workflow

Gadgets can also be reordered on the Dashboard by clicking and dragging the grey title bar to a new "tile," shown by a dotted line.

Dragging dashboard items

Additional Gadgets

Frequently displayed gadgets include an activity feed of recent site activity, the system inbox for messaging and notifications, a list of pages that are currently checked out by you, and site analytics. Dashboard gadget can be reordered by clicking the gray title bar and dragging to the new location.