Creating a Front Teacher or Department Page on the Web Site

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Creating a Front Teacher or Department Page on the Web Site

  1. Go to

  2. Log into the web site using the Staff Login / Logout button (see Logging into the Web Site directions).

  3. Go to your teacher or department page.

  4. Front Page: Your front page will have a LEAD STORY and ARTICLES. Think of your front page similar to the front page of a newspaper. Only the most current, important, or interesting items should be there. Additional support information like classroom policies, rules should NOT go on the front page but on the INFORMATION page.

Lead Story: The purpose of the lead story is to highlight the newest, coolest topics going on in your classroom. This lead should change regularly as it is the first item visitors to your page see. If they constantly see the same story, they will assume you don’t change your web page and may stop visiting.

Articles: Also on the front page are articles. Articles should highlight additional interesting and current information that changes regularly.

Updating the Lead Story

  1. Once you are logged on, when you go to your teacher page, you will see pull down menus by the lead and the articles which will allow you to:

  • Edit the Lead or Article.

  • Move a Lead to an Article or to Information. Articles and Information can be HIDDEN so they are available next year.

  • Move an Article to the Lead.

  1. Select EDIT LEAD from the pull down menu.

  1. Click in the boxes and type the information you want displayed on your lead story and your Hours to Visit.

  2. CARRIAGE LINES: Keep this as TEXT unless you are using the text box to write HTML.

  3. PICTURES: To add a picture, click YES on Display Lead Staff Picture (see the Adding Pictures to the Web Site handout), and once you add your article, you will be taken to Browse for the picture (see #11 on next page).

  4. When you are finished, click on UPDATE CHANGES at the bottom of the window.

  5. REMINDER: The web site DOES NOT SPELL CHECK. It is recommended you type information in Word to make sure it is spelled correctly, then copy and paste it into the text box in the web site. Use the resources you already have created. If you have it saved electronically, open it on your computer, copy it, and paste it into the text box of an article.

Adding / Updating Articles:

  1. Select EDIT ARTICLE from the pull down menu or ADD ARTICLE at the bottom of the page.

  2. STATUS: The STATUS of your article can be Hidden or Visible. This allows you to prepare articles in advance, hide them, and publish them when you are ready for them to be viewed by the public.

  3. PRIORITY: This allows you to choose the order your article will appear on the page. All articles with 1’s will be alphabetically listed first followed by 2’s alphabetically listed, then 3’s, etc.

  4. Type in your title and the text of your article.
  5. HYPERLINK: This allows you to add a hyperlink to a web page in your article. You can copy and paste the URL in the box and the hyperlink will appear at the bottom of the article. For example, you could hyperlink them to the Downloads page to get a form to which you are referring.

  6. PICTURES: To add a picture, see the Adding Pictures to the Web Site handout. There is also a handout on Adding Graphics.

  7. EDIT ARTICLE PICTURE: This needs to be checked any time you are adding a picture or changing a picture.

  8. PICTURE LOCATION: This allows you to decide if you want your picture on the right or left of the article.

  9. SIZE: 50 is smallest and 300 is largest. You will have to try it to see the size difference.

  10. DISPLAY ARTICLE PICTURE: If you want the picture to show up, this needs to be checked.

  11. When you are finished, click on ADD ARTICLE. You must add the article BEFORE you will be taken to browse for the picture.

  12. If you added a picture or you are changing a picture (Edit Article Picture is checked), you will be taken to a page to BROWSE for a picture. All pictures must be JPG or GIF. Browse to look for where your picture is stored.

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