Build Your Faculty Website
This OmniUpdate Faculty Website Guide is designed to help you get your faculty website up and running as fast as possible.
As you work through this guide, you'll find links to the general User's Guide for OmniUpdate with instructions for completing specific tasks, like uploading PDFs and linking to them from a webpage. We'll point you to the information that you need to make a simple faculty website.
Step 1 - Request a Faculty Profile
We've simplified our Faculty website template structure with a profile page to start. See an example on the De Anza website.
- Complete the online request form to get started. You'll receive a confirmation of your request.
- Don't forget to e-mail the Web Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo and your course greensheet(s) per the email confirmation.
- Once we've created your page, you'll get another email from the Web Team, letting you know the page is LIVE and and we will link to it from the Faculty Website Listing.
- Starting in Summer: OU Accounts for all faculty will become available in Summer 2013. We'll automatically provide you with an OmniUpdate (OU) users account so that you can make simple edits to your faculty profile home page and/or create new pages for your course materials. Note: Accounts are currently limited and will be provided only if requested and if available.
Step 2 - If You Have an OU Account
Decide on the Format for Your Class Information
Your OU account will allow you to create pages to link from your faculty profile page. Before you get started creating new pages, consider how you want to display your course materials.
- Do you want your course material to be visible only to enrolled students? If yes, then you should activate Course Studio inside MyPortal. You can start uploading materials today! You don't need to wait for your public faculty profile.
- Do you want your course materials available to the public? If yes, then use your OU account to create faculty course web pages, linked from your home page left nav menu. You'll want to consider if you want just a single page for each class, or a subsection with multiple pages for each class.