A Teacher's Website:
Creating a Virtual Class Outside of the Classroom
"The idea I was going for in the in-service was that a website can be used for students to access content anywhere, anytime. My website is kind of like an online version of my brick and mortar class. I developed my website so that students could study for all my quizzes, complete make-up/retake work, and find remediation and/or enrichment from resources like BrainPop and YouTube."
Brian Jones 6/1/2015
Blackman Middle School
How to "Ftp" Your Documents to the Webpage Server
Saving files directly to the webpage host server
1. Refer to the FTP school code sheet supplied to you during the training session. Look for the code for the school that is hosting your webpage.
2. Open up Internet Explorer and type in ftp://schoolwebaddress:school FTP code
3. If you have made a successful connection, a username and password dialogue box will appear. For the username, type RCS-NOC\your email username (minus the @rcschools.net…just your username).
4. For the password, type in your email password.
You have now successfully connected to your webpage files. But now, let’s change the view of the files so they look more familiar to us.
1. Click on View in the Toolbar. If the Toolbar isn’t visible, click on the Alt button to make it visible.
2. Select Open FTP Site in File Explorer in the drop down menu.
3. You will now reenter your credentials which were RCS-NOC\your email username and your email password for the password.
4. Viola! You have now connected to your webpage files and folders.
Examview Test/Assignment/Review Tool
This process involves three steps: Creating Your Test in Examview Pro, FTP Your Test Folder to the Webpage Server, Open up Contribute and Link it to Your Webpage
Step 1 – Creating Your Test in Examview Pro
Right click in an empty area on your computer desktop.
Left click on New, then left click on Folder in the pop up menu.
Name the folder the same name that you will give to your test.
Now, navigate to Teacher Apps and open up Examview Pro.
When the Examview Test Generator Box loads, select your choice of test generator. I prefer “Create a new test from scratch”. The following directions will continue from this generator selection.
Give your assessment a title and click ok.
When your blank test page loads, choose the Select by Viewing option in the Menu. This would be the red check icon that has a set of binoculars on it.
When the Select Questions by Viewing preferences box pops up, double click on your textbook name in the top box.
Next, double click the chapter you are studying. This will move the selected chapter to the box on the bottom of the window.
Now select Next in the bottom right corner of the window.
Select the questions you wish to include in your test by clicking in the selection box to the left of each question.
When you are finished selecting your test items, click on Finish in the lower right corner of the window.
Save your test by clicking on File, Save, and select the new folder you created on your desktop for the destination.
Now we are going to turn this test into a webpage by clicking on File again. But this time we are going to select Export from the drop down menu.
Choose HTML from the list that pops up after you selected Export.
Select the preferences that apply to you and click Ok.
The Save As box appears. Save this HTML version of your test in the same folder on your desktop that houses your previous version of the test.
Step 2 – FTP Your Test Folder to the Webpage Server
Open up Internet Explorer. In the address line type in your Ftp inforamtion
Click on View up in the Menu Bar, and choose Open FTP site in File Explorer.
You will see a login box load on your screen. For username, type in rcs-noc\email username and then type in your email password for the password.
When your webpage files and folders load, resize and position the window so that you can see the test folder you created on your desktop.
Drag and drop the test folder into your webpage files and folders window.
Step 3 – Open up Contribute and Link Your Test to Your Webpage
Link this test file just like you would like any other file to your webpage!
YouTube Tips for Your Webpage
Converting a PowerPoint to a PDF
1.After creating your PowerPoint, save it like you normally would to your computer.
2.Reopen the PowerPoint you would like to post.
3.Click on File in the menu.
4.Click on the Print option.
5.When the Print Window opens, locate your Printer name.
6.Click on the dropdown area to the right of your printer name.
7.In the popup menu, select Adobe PDF.
8.Then select the Print button.
9.In the Save PDF file window that pops up, select save at the bottom and remember where you saved it!
10.Now go back into Contribute, select the text you wish to link with your Powerpoint.
11.Click the Link icon in the top center of the Contribute window.
12.Select From Computer in the dropdown menu.
13.Browse to where you saved your file and click ok.