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Social Media Publish

Send to Facebook

The Send to Facebook feature allows authorized users to automatically send wall posts to Facebook Pages. This feature enables users to create wall posts from OU Campus in conjunction with the creation or update of content, which can occur on an immediate or scheduled basis. In addition, users can link to multiple Facebook Pages and publish to only the desired pages. For information about setting up your Facebook account in OU Campus, contact the UT Tyler Web Team.

  1. Once Send to Facebook has been enabled in OU Campus™, sending to Facebook is easy.  Just above the final button to publish or schedule a page is a checkbox with the Facebook logo:

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  2. Checking this box slides open some new options for publishing.

    First is the actual posted that will be placed on the Page's wall. Enter the text to be posted in this text area.

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  3. +Below that is a checkbox that will add a shortened link to the newly published page:

short url checkbox

Currently, the only URL shortener service available is bit.ly.

Select the Page(s) to which the update should be sent, and click on Publish or Schedule.

Best Practices

Short URLs: The short URLs generated by bit.ly are unique to each specific file that is published.  If a page is renamed or moved, the URL that was associated with that file will be invalid, and a new one will be generated when the page is sent to Facebook.

 

Send to Twitter

Send to Twitter allows users to automatically tweet when a page is published. Note: This feature does not insert any content from the page being published into the Twitter feed. For information about setting up your Twitter account in OU Campus, contact the UT Tyler Web Team.

Once Send to Twitter has been enabled in OU Campus™, sending to Twitter is easy. Just above the final button to publish a page is a checkbox with the Twitter logo.

Checking this box slides open some new options for publishing.

Enter the text to be tweeted in this text area.

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Below that is a checkbox that will add a shortened link to the newly published page.

short url checkbox

Currently, the only URL shortener service available is bit.ly.

Finally,there is the list of available Twitter feeds that can be updated with this feature.

 

short url checkbox

Select the account(s) to which you want the tweet sent, and click on Publish.

Best Practices

Repetition: Twitter does not allow users to repeat themselves within a certain time period. If a user publishes the exact same tweet within a 24-hour period, the Twitter feed will not update with the new tweet. To avoid this, just change the tweet slightly and it should appear as usual.

Short URLs: The short URLs generated by bit.ly are unique to each specific file that is published.  If a page is renamed or moved, the URL that was associated with that file will be invalid, and a new one will be generated when the page is published to Twitter.

Publishing to Both Twitter and Facebook

If you have Facebook and Twitter, it is possible to post to both accounts at the same time when you publish from OU Campus.

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For information about setting up your Facebook and/or Twitter account in OU Campus, contact the UT Tyler Web Team.

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