Web Publishing - Personal Sites

Description

HSU offers two options for individuals to publish personal websites using University servers:

  • The User Web Server hosts unofficial websites for students, staff, and faculty. 
  • Google Sites is an alternative approach for anyone interested in creating small websites for personal or instructional use (excluding official Humboldt State University departmental sites)

Note that faculty sites on any server that contain instructional materials must meet the HSU accessibility guidelines.


Who's it for?

System Configuration

To publish to HSU User Web, you can use:

You can use any popular browser to create and publish Google Sites.


Additional Information

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 how to use Google Sites to build web page

While personal sites do not require compliance with web accessibility guidelines, these few steps will help expand the potential audience of your web site.

Note that Technology Help Desk staff have no obligation to assist individuals with the design and development of personal websites. Many resources in this area exist on both the ITS website (through QuickLinks on this page) and on the wider web.



Accessing This Service

User Web Sites

All HSU students, faculty and staff are automatically provided with an account on the local campus web server to host individual websites; your account is valid for the entire time you are associated with the University.

  1. Log in to the Account Center
  2. Click the "Account Tools" tab
  3. Click “Manage Your Personal Web Account”
  4. Click “Request Personal Web Account”
  5. Create an alias

Your website content will be stored in your Network Folder

Your webpage can be accessed at this address: http://users.humboldt.edu/youralias

 

Google Sites

To enable Google Sites in your Google Apps account, you'll need to activate your web account.  Follow the instructions under Activating Your Site.


Using This Service

User Web Sites

To upload files from your local computer to your site on the User Web server, you can either use Secure File Transfer Protocol (sftp) or simply drag and drop files into your HSU Network Folder using Interdisciplinary Computer Lab or office systems.

Google Sites

Google provides an excellent tutorial which walks you through all aspects of creating your site using Google Sites, as well as extensive online help.


Frequently Asked Questions
Location

Your User Web site is online at users.humboldt.edu/alias where alias is the name of your User Web site

To access your Google site, go to http://sites.google.com/YourSiteName, where YourSiteName is the name of your site.


Policies

Anyone developing websites to be hosted on HSU servers is required to abide by the HSU Web Development Policy.

The CSU Responsible Use Policy incorporates more general web usage requirements for all HSU staff, students, and faculty, whether on or off campus.


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