Snippets are inserted into the page using the WYSIWYG Editor and become a part of the page. They provide an easier and standardize way to insert design / content elements. Some examples include tabs, FAQ drop down lists and Custom Headers. The objective of snippets is to give users without html experience the ability to create more complex elements.
Most of our snippets are what we call Table Transformations. In the WYSIWYG it will look like a table, however in Preview Mode within OUCampus and when your file is published out it will "Transform" into typically a more complex set of code. Not sure which Snippets your page is using? Go to the WYSIWYG Editor of your page, and look for any Snippet Edit Tables. The top row of the table will include the name of the snippet. Almost all of the Snippets will include the type of the snippet at the top of the table.
You can nest snippets. You will find that some of our pages have nested snippets on the page to show you about various snippets. One example of this is the Font Awesome Lists snippets.
If you have a new type of snippet you would like to see added, please just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know. If they think it is broad enough that all of campus can use, they will add it.