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Course web pages are created and maintained by the faculty and/or graduate student instructors who teach the course. When you establish a course web page, please inform This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it so that the URL can be listed on the Department's listing of course web pages. Here are some current options for creating and hosting course web pages.

CourseWeb learning management system. The campus sets up a default web page for each course on CourseWeb. There the instructor can post office hours, contact info, a syllabus, and a link to another class web page. CourseWeb allows the instructor to view an up-to-date class roll and to send e-mails to all students enrolled, but does not provide a way to post pdf files, problem sets, announcements, class bulletin boards, etc. If you do choose another option, it's still worthwhile to link it to your CourseWeb page, since this default page is easier for students to find on-line. For information on how to edit a CourseWeb page, click here.

Other Learning Management Systems (LMS). Other commercial LMS allow an instructor to create web pages, post files, manage on-line gradebooks, administer quizzes, and set up threaded discussions and chat groups without special programming skills. For the latest information on systems supported by Educational Technology Services (ETS) click here. Training workshops for CourseWeb and other supported LMS are provided by ETS.

ERes (Electronic Reserves).
The library's Docutek ERes software requires no knowledge of HTML or programming to create simple web pages. One may fax documents to the library to automatically create pdf files, which can be linked to the course web page. Many instructors use this feature to post handwritten solutions to homework problems, thus avoiding the problems associated with representing equations in HTML (Thanks to Professor Joel Fajans for developing this capability.) To get an ERes account for your course, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (642-0481) in the Student Services Office (368 LeConte). The faculty member(s) teaching the course will need to agree to the library's copyright policy before the account can be set up. To learn how to use ERes for your course web page, visit the ERes web site.

Post a free-form web site. Some instructors prefer to create their own free-form course web pages, which can be published on any accessible server. The Physics server may  be used for this purpose; contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up an account with public access.