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Web Publishing & Login Instructions

The college supports a web server for faculty members to author their own faculty web spaces. The server runs Microsoft's Internet Information server and supports Microsoft SharePoint extensions.

    1. Start Microsoft SharePoint Designer.  If you need Microsoft SharePoint Designer at home, download a free copy from the Microsoft Download Center
    2. From the File menu, select Open Site option.
    3. In the Open Site dialog box, there should be a Web Name or Site Name field. Enter the full URL to your website in this field (including the http:// part; for example: http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/hanson) and click the Open button.
    4. When prompted to login, there should be a Username and Password fields.  Enter your employee network account.
    5. For the Username field, enter an.cc.mn.us\star_id (example: an.cc.mn.us\ab1234cd ),
    6. Enter your password into the Password field, and click the OK button.
    7. You should then be logged into your web space.

The college Internet acceptable computer use policy and web publishing policy apply to all Anoka-Ramsey supported web pages. Please review both of these prior to creating your web site.

Faculty are encouraged to include the following disclaimer on their course homepage.

"The views included on this page are those of the publisher and do not necessarily reflect the views of the college."

Using a Dynamic Web Template

A template matching the main design of the college website is available for use with your SharePoint websites.  View a sample page created with the template.  To create a new file starting with the template:

  1. Login to your webspace with SharePoint Designer.
  2. From the File menu, select New, select the Create from Dynamic Web Template option in the middle section, and click the OK button.
  3. In the Attach Dynamic Web Template dialog box that appears, enter the following URL into the File Name field and click the Open button:  http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/faculty/
    • Note:  if you have not logged into your webspace, you will be prompted to login at this point.
    • Note:  if you are working on a computer that has Windows 7, you have to type the following URL into the File Name field and click the Open button:  http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/faculty/facultyTemplate.dwt.  A new page should be loaded into SharePoint Designer created from the template, and a pop-up message will appear stating (1 of 1) files updated.  Click the Close button to begin editing your page.

  4. Select or double-click the facultyTemplate.dwt file in the website.
  5. A new page should be loaded into SharePoint Designer created from the template, and a pop-up message will appear stating (1 of 1) files updated.  Click the Close button to begin editing your page.

The template contains two editable sections:  a left-side area with a set of links, and a middle section containing tips and a brief description.  The header and footer of the page are part of the template, and connect be edited.  Please note that SharePoint Designer's built-in preview will not properly show the layout of the buttons to the right of the logo.

Creating a Common Navigation\Links Page

It can be helpful to have a consistent set of links on the pages in your site.  The side navigation area on the left of the template is set aside for something like this.  You can create a single page with all of your common links and use the Included Content option to have this page appear in the side navigation area.

  1. Create a new page to enter your common links.  From the File menu, and select New.  The HTML option under the General section should be selected by default.  You do not want to use the template for this page.  Click the OK button and a blank page will be created in SharePoint Designer.
  2. Create your links, and save this page.   Using a name like leftnav.htm or sharedlinks.htm can be helpful if you have many files in your site.
  3. Open a page you want to add the links to, and set the cursor in the area of the page the links should be displayed in.
  4. Click the Insert menu, and select Web Component.
  5. Under Component type, select Included Content.  Under the Choose a type of content section, select Page and click the Finish button.
  6. A dialog box will appear where you can specify which page to include.  Clicking the Browse button will allow you to see all the files in your site.  Select the file you saved in step 2, and click the OK button.  Click the OK button again if the Include Page Properties box is still displayed, and your links page will be added to your web page.

If you need to make changes to your common links page, you will only need to update that basic links page, and not each page that is showing the links.

Student web sites are not supported at this time.


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