Help Editing Your Personal Pages

Customizing/Editing Your Pages

Each Student has their own folder and his/her own set of preformatted pages for the ATH 175. There are several different ways to edit these pages. The simplest way is to use a program called Contribute 2.

Contribute 2 is a web page editor that functions like Microsoft Word. You can download a free 30-day trial version here. Or visit the lab in AREA 351(351 Gaskill Hall).

Directions for:

 

Directions for completion of your ATH 175 Personal Pages.

Directions for Contribute 2

Getting Connected to the site:

Each student was emailed a file with an attachment that looked like "uniqueidATH175.stc". This is the Contribute 'key' file. It contains all of the settings they will need to edit the ATH 175 site.

  1. While at a computer with Contribute 2 installed, double click the "uniqueidATH175.stc".
  2. Contribute will start and prompt you for your name, email and password. These fields are used to prevent unauthorized people from editing files on the site.
    Please complete them with the correct information.
    The password for this key is 'ath175'.

You will then be prompted for your regular UniqueID and password. 

This will connect you to the site. You are now ready to edit the pages.

Editing Your Pages:

  1. Navigate to your ATH175 personal pages by clicking your name in the students column on the ATH175 homepage.
  2. Click the "Edit Page" button in the upper left-hand portion of the screen. This transfers a copy of the page to your computer and enables it for editing.
  3. The page has editable regions outlined in green or blue boxes. Click in the area of the region you wish to edit and start typing in the regions, or 'copy and paste' from any text editor (or MS Word) .
    Note: the fonts and sizes cannot be changed.
  4. Click the "Publish" button in the upper left-hand portion of the screen to send your changes to the web site.

Homepage & Email Links:

The homepage and email links are set up by default to go to your public web space (Universal Disk Space) (on your M: drive). If you do not have a web space set up in your UDS (M: drive), do so here.
The email link is set to forward to your Miami University email account.

  1. Navigate to your ATH175 personal pages by clicking your name in the Student Pages column on the ATH175 homepage.
  2. Click the "Edit Page" button in the upper left-hand portion of the screen. This transfers a copy of the page to your computer and enables it for editing.
  3. Place the cursor on your homepage and/or email link .
  4. Click the "Link" button in the menu bar.
  5. Choose "Browse to Web Page..." and type in the proper URL. (Click the "Refresh" button to see a preview) .
  6. Click "OK" and click "Publish" to send your changes to the web site.

    or, to change your email
  7. Click the "Link" button in the menu bar.
  8. Choose "Email Link... "
  9. Type your preferred email address.
  10. Press "OK" and click "Publish" to send your changes to the web site.

Uploading Images:

Use images less than 100Kb.  Your image should be the same size, or smaller, than indicated on the placeholder in bold on your web page. There are 3 placeholders for 3 images. If you do not want/need the additional two images, simply delete their place holders.

To upload an image from a disk or your hard drive:

  1. Navigate to your ATH175 personal pages by clicking your name in the Student Pages column on the ATH175 homepage.
  2. Click the "Edit Page" button in the upper left-hand portion of the screen. This transfers a copy of the page to your computer and enables it for editing.
  3. Place the cursor on the grey image placeholder.
  4. Click the "image" button in the menu bar.
  5. Choose "From My Computer..."
  6. Choose "Browse..." to select the file from your hard drive or disk.
    Important: If the width of the image is wider than 493 pixels, type "493" in the width box and make sure "Constrain proportions" is checked.
  7. In the "Alt Text:" field, type your country's name and press "OK"
  8. Click the "Publish" button when you are ready to upload the images.

 

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