Course Web Space

Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
School of Library and Information Science

You don’t need to create a web page at all. You can upload your Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Inspiration document without converting it to a web page. However, the end user will need the application to open your document.

Create a Word Document

Go to Microsoft Word.
Enter your text and links.
Be sure that you press a space or the Enter key after each URL. Include the actual URL in case your links don't work!
Pull down the File menu, choose Save. Name is something related to your name such as jsmith595.doc
You can upload this document without saving it as a web page. However keep the fonts simple (such as Arial or Times) because the end user must have the same fonts that you do so see the document effectively.

Create a Web Page

Go to Microsoft Word.
Enter your text and links.
Be sure that you press a space or the Enter key after each URL. Include the actual URL in case your links don't work!
Pull down the File menu, choose Save as Web Page.
Give it a unique one-word name (use your IUPUI username) and add the .html such as jsmithl595.html
Notice where you are saving it on the hard drive.
Choose Save.
You can also do this with Inspiration documents. In each case it will also create a special folder with your images or other files. You MUST to upload both the main document and folder of images for this to work.

Create your own Yahoo GeoCities Account (preferred option)

Go to http://geocities.yahoo.com
In the first column, choose Sign up for a free web site.
Click sign up now.
Answer the questions. Create a simple username such as jsmith595. Then, submit the form.
You'll get an email confirmation. Follow the directions.
When your account is verified, you can build your website.
Be sure to choose “education” ads for your website.
Use the File Manager to upload your files.
For more web hosting sites, go to http://www.eduscapes.com/arch/arch5.html

Upload to our SLIS Geocities Account (2nd option)

Go to http://www.geocities.com/iupuislis
Click on File Manager.
Enter the username iupuislis and password student.
A File Manager window will open.
Click the Browse button.
Locate the file on your hard drive.
Click the other Browse buttons to upload other files such as graphics.
Change the Number of Files to Upload to 1 or the number you have chosen.
Click Upload Files.
The files will be uploaded.
Visit your new web page such as http://www.geocities.com/iupuislis/jsmith595.html

NOTE: If you plan to upload a PowerPoint presentation, PLEASE create your own, free geocities account, they take up space and I don't want to fill up the class account.

 


Developed by Annette Lamb, 8/03. Updates 1/04.