Web Page Construction Tutorials
USE GOOGLE SITES FOR WEB PAGES AND E-PORTFOLIOS
Easy to use on-line website tool that allows you to password protect your pages and documents, share only with Kent State University students and faculty or share with anyone in the world. The following "Tutorials" were created specifically for Kent State University Students who are using Google Sites and Docs because there are features available only to them that aren't available to the "public".
Google Site Basics
This tutorial provides instruction for creating a Google Site in the Kent Google Domain. It also provides tutorials to help you with some of the more common types of problems associated with Google Sites.
HELP! My pages don't show up on the Sidebar and they aren't in the order I want them!!!!!
This Video Tutorial demonstrates how to add and move pages in the side bar among other things.
From Google "Help": Adding and Changing the Order of Pages on the Navigation Sidebar
Uploading Websites to Kent's Personal Server
If you create a website using html or a program like Dreamweaver, you can upload it to Kent's Personal Server.
Secure FTP is the only way to upload files to Kent's personal server. You can use FileZilla to do this.
- Filezilla Installation Instructions for Windows FileZilla link is #3 on the list.
- FileZilla Installation Instructions for MAC OS X 10.5 or newer Choose the KSU Mac Software for Everyone link on the left.
- If the above links don't work, try going directly to FileZilla at: http://filezilla-project.org/download.php
Create a PDF portfolio of "everything", all the documents, photographs, graphics, video, audio, etc. that you want people to view and package them into a single PDF document. Then upload the PDF Portfolio to your space on the Kent Personal Server (see instructions for uploading and viewing files to the Kent Personal Server at the bottom of this page) to share it with the world.
Microsoft Power Point on the Web
Convert a Powerpoint Presentation to a Flash Web Page
VERY EASY WITH FREE SOFTWARE FOR POWERPOINT (ON PC ONLY!)
General instructions about Powerpoint from Microsoft at: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA101983511033.aspx
Because of the complexity of this software, SMS staff will not be able to devote the extended time needed to teach students how to use this software from the ground up. However there are many on-line tutorials and books that students can use to learn Dreamweaver. Here are two:
Dreamweaver Developer Center - Check out the "Creating your first website in Dreamweaver" section first.
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book: This textbook can be purchased on-line from creationengine.com for about $40, academic pricing.