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ITS offers all faculty the ability to create an academic website through WordPress, a flexible publishing tool that allows you to create a site without any technical skills. Follow the instructions below to create your first page. If you are a faculty member or adjunct instructor and do not yet have an account on this server, you can submit a request from the Request Support tab at the RU Technology Help Desk, or by phone at 312.341.4357.
|Creating a Simple Home Page|
|Go to https://sites.roosevelt.edu/wp-login.php and log in with your RU network/email credentials. When you are logged in, you have administrative access to your new web site.|
|On the next screen you'll see your Dashboard page. This is your starting point. It's also where you return to to make any changes. In the left column of this page click the Pages link to bring up a display of the pages on your site. Initially your site has only one page, which serves as the site's home page (you can add more pages later). The default title may vary -- in this example it is called "Page Title."|
|When you roll the cursor over the name of the page you'll see a series of choices. Click the "Edit" link to open up that page for editing:|
The edit page has a large number of options but you can safely ignore most of them for now. All you really need to do at this point is to add basic material to your home page. There four steps to this process, as illustrated below:
Once your new site is ready, you will want to promote it! You can add it to your email signature block, publish it on your Blackboard course site, include it on course syllabi, etc. You should also consider updating your personal profile in the Roosevelt directory to include the URL to your web site. You can edit your profile by going to the RU directory page and following the "Edit your record" link in the left column. The login page provides information on how to retrieve the unique password that is used for this service.
There are many other things you can do with your web site. The Wordpress documentation is a great source of info; it's available from the Help links on your administrative pages (Dashboard). Or, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Help Desk at 312.341.4357 to request personal assistance. Here's a short list of what you can do:
[Rev. 20 Jun 2011]