Building Your Own Teacher Website Introduction to School In Sites Websites
How do you log in? 1) Use your school e-mail address. 2) Use the password that was e-mailed to you. 3) Make sure you change your password when you log in the first time. (Recommendation: Keep your login the same as your school login.) 4) If you forget your login, you can always click on “forgot my password”, and it will be automatically e-mailed to you.
How to change your password: Click on “change password”, type it, confirm, it, and click change password.
How do I use a tutorial video? You have 2 ways. Each section that you work on has a video tutorial in the top right section. When you click on it, it opens in a new window so you can toggle back and forth between what you are working on and the video. You can also go directly to the library and search by topic.
Click on “About the Teacher” for your start page, and mark each box that you want included on your page.
Where do you add information to your teacher section? Click on any section in the left hand column to work on that section. Only sections that are activated in the page settings section will appear on the website.
How do you add events to your calendar? When you are in the calendar section, all you have to do is click on the date you want and fill in the information for that day. You can also link a form to that day or add a description.
Tips to Using your File Manager • Create specific categories or folders which will hold assignments and files related to that category. • Rename PDF files. Sometimes the website program doesn’t like the long file names that are assigned through Adobe. • When possible convert what you are uploading to a PDF file. Not all users have Word, Publisher, etc., and PDF is a more universal file. • The website program can accept a wide variety of file types. It gives a list in the file manager.
Add a class schedule, link, and Supply list These can all be edited, but they need the status box next to their name marked. Otherwise, the changes will not be valid. You can activate the teacher section category on the left side by marking the status box.
General Tips for the Website • Always log out of your website. • Your changes are instant, even if you can’t see them. The public side can see it. • Keep the public side and the working page up side by side so you toggle back and forth. • After you make an update, toggle over to the refresh button on the “public side”. Then you can see what the public sees. • Use spellcheck in the web editing program; it’s a good thing.