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It's very easy for Shepherd faculty to post course material (including syllabi) on the Web.


Step 1: Claim your web space.


Begin by "claiming" your personal web space. You can find easy-to-follow directions at Note that you need to be on campus to activate your account. After you've clicked "Activate," you'll need to log off your computer and then log back on. At that point, you'll have what's called a "W: drive." Anything you post to the W: drive is immediately live on the Web.


Step 2: Create files as "htm" documents, and save to W: drive.


Create files as "HTM" documents: This is extremely easy to do. Create a new document in Word (or open an existing Word document). Then click "save as" and open the drop-down menu titled "Save as type." Then select "Web Page." Give your file a one-word name (no spaces are allowed in HTM files). See Figure 1 below for an example of how your screen will look. Note that you should not yet click "Save."


Figure 1: Opening the "Save as type" drop-down menu to select "Web Page."

Step 3: Save your Web Page file to your W: drive.

Again, this is very easy to do! With the "Save As" dialogue box still open, open the drop-down menu titled "Save in:" Then highlight your W: drive. See Figure 2 below--but note that yours will list your username, followed by the words on 'scnet' (W:)

Figure 2: Saving to the "W:" drive.

When your screen looks similar to the example in Figure 2, click Save. You have now created a web page!

Step 4: Find your web page.

You will now find your website at the following address:

For example, if the above example, I have named the file "Posting" and I have saved it to my W: drive (ltate). Thus, the address for this file would be:

To find files on the web, you need to know the file names. If you forget a file name, you can simply go to your W: drive and look at the contents. In Word, you do this by clicking File, then Open. In the "Look in:" drop-down menu, choose your "W:" drive. Then you can see all of the files in your W: drive--just as you can look at the files on your C: drive or your A: drive when you use the "Look in" function.

That's in! You're on the web!


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