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,
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
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
to set up an account with public access.