Web Publishing Procedures
Please read the procedures that correspond to the type of website you plan to publish:
Note: For student organization Web pages, see administrative procedures.
An administrative website communicates official information about the services, requirements, or curriculum of the college, including pages for college departments, administrative offices, special events, college-wide or administrative committees, and official college publications. All administrative pages have a similar look and feel and are tested and reviewed before being linked from the main TMCC Website, and are subsequently monitored by the TMCC webmaster.
Posting an administrative page for the first time involves the following steps.
- Contact Web Services. Let the TMCC Webmaster know of any special features on your pages. Narrow down the intended audience for your page(s) and specifically what function you envision the page(s) performing. A consultation should be arranged. TMCC has suggestions and guidelines for authors of official pages to help make the page as user-friendly, accessible and appealing as possible.
- Web Content Provider. Decide who in your department will be responsible for updating your website content. Content needs to be refreshed and updated on a regular and ongoing basis. The department Web content provider will be the main point of contact and is responsible for providing updates.
- Page Creation. All administrative pages must have TMCC's brand, look and feel. Web Services will code all administrative sites to meet these standards as well as implementing best practices for usability and accessibility. Please supply all text electronically to Web Services, preferably in Microsoft Word format. You will be given a rough time frame for the production of your web pages. Your review and approval will be necessary before any official page is posted to production. Depending on workload, please allow up to 2-3 weeks for completion of your website.
When creating content for department and program websites, please remember that it is best to put meaningful information online. Organize your information in a logical format. For example, your main entry page may consist of an introduction to your department. Other pages that could link off of this page might be Course Listings, General Information, Frequently Asked Questions, Faculty and Staff, Resources and Links, etc.
Note: All administrative website text should be proofread to ensure compliance with TMCC publication standards by PIO prior to online publication. Please send all content to PIO. Reviewed content will then be forwarded to Web Services.
- Linked from TMCC Website. Once your website has been created and you've approved it, it will be published and linked from appropriate areas including the site index and search engine.
An instructional, or faculty website is used for classroom-related purposes. Examples of instructional websites include instructor homepages, online syllabi, homework assignments, etc. Each instructor is responsible for their own website. Instructional pages are not reviewed by the TMCC Webmaster or PIO.
Posting an instructional website involves the following steps.
- Decide how you want to build your Web pages. Please read the guidelines for faculty Web page authors first. You have many choices to help you build your classroom homepage. You can build it yourself using Google Sites, or you may choose to use an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver. Additional assistance for custom built sites is also available on a limited basis. Whatever you decide, please be sure you understand how to update the content of your site to keep it fresh each semester.
See Also: Available Instructional Website Templates
- Set up a Web account on an official TMCC Web server.
Instructors — All full-time and part-time instructional and classroom related Web pages are placed on TMCC's "classes" Web server, hosted here on-campus. To set up your account, you will need to fill out a one time Web account application request. Please read through the form and submit it. Your account will be processed, and you will be contacted when it's ready.
- Create and upload your website. You will be given FTP access to your account/folder on the server so that you will be able to upload pages from anywhere. Since pages on the classes server are not reviewed by the TMCC Webmaster, please make sure to check for broken links and proper spelling and grammar prior to uploading your pages.
- Get your website linked from www.tmcc.edu. Fill out the Link My Web Page form to get your site linked from TMCC. You will then be listed on the faculty Web page directory.
Once your pages are uploaded, you may check them via a Web browser at any time and promote your URI to your students. It will be your responsibility to maintain the timeliness of the content.
If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact us.
Student Web Pages
All TMCC students do have access to free online website building tools, such as those provided though Google Sites.
Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa) and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it's just you, your team or your whole organization. You can even publish sites to the world. The Google sites Web application is accessible from any Internet-connected computer.