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HSU's Central Web server hosts all official department and University sites. Sites published on this server support the University's public image and facilitate the recruitment of students, staff, faculty, and donors. Campus club sites are also hosted on this server. All sites hosted on this server must meet the HSU accessibility guidelines.
Two categories of people work with Central Web sites:
Developers are sometimes also site owners..
The Moodle Web Server hosts HSU's Moodle web-based instructional system. Moodle makes it easy for faculty to post course information, conduct class discussions, create assignments, take attendance, and hold and grade exams online.
To publish to HSU Central Web, you will need one of the following applications installed on your computer:
To publish to the Moodle Server:
Learn more about the web publishing resources available at HSU, including site analytics, forms processing, scripts and animation, and handling directory-related issues.
Learn more about accessibility training requirements for web publishers
Learn more about tools to help with accessible web publishing
Learn more about how to use Drupal to build and publish web pages
How you access and use sites on the Central Web server is tied directly to your role in relation to any particular site - ie, whether you are an 'owner' or a 'developer'.
As a site owner or owner-developer, your first step towards publishing an official HSU website is to get an account on the Central Web Server. Follow these instructions to do this. Developers must be assigned to a site by the owner before they can work on that site.
Log into your site using your HSU User Name & Password. Your Central Web site URL will always be www.humboldt.edu/sitename
Once you have a site and at least one assigned developer, you can upload content to your site using SFTP through Dreamweaver or directly. If you're using Drupal, you'll enter content directly through the program's own interface. Only Assigned Developers can upload content to a site, not owners.
Server Address: www.humboldt.edu
Host directory: sitename/public_html
Check the Use Secure FTP box for secure authentication, and use your HSU User Name and Password
SFTP Server Address: www.humboldt.edu
Log in with your HSU User Name and Password
Your site(s) will show up as a folder (link).
Instructions for getting a basic site setup in Drupal can be found in the Drupal QuickStart Guide.
Check out these hints and tips on managing your directory structure, naming conventions, permissions, and quota.
There are also a number of CSU regulations, as well as state and federal laws governing the accessibility of information on the web.
HSU's Acceptable Use Policy incorporates more general web usage requirements for all HSU staff, students, and faculty, whether on or off campus.