How to you put the pages on the WWW?

  1. If you don't already have a homepage, establish a web site by putting up a basic homepage.
  2. Add a link to your homepage for your syllabus. To do that, go into your homepage in your public_html directory of your account and add an a href="yoursyllabusfilename.html" and the hot link words. Save the revised homepage.
  3. Go to the Program Manager screen and open the Internet Tools window. If Rapid Filer is available, activate it. If not, you will have to use FTP. The following instructions are for using Rapid Filer.
  4. Once you double click on Rapid Filer, a screen appears asking you to enter the name of the remote host (probably corn.cso.niu.edu). Type in your mainframe's name and press the tab key. Now type in your account number and press tab. Then your password and tab. Finally type in the initial directory as public_html and press the Enter key.
  5. Click on the local host c:\ and when a prompt for the new local host comes up, type a:, thereby changing to your disk.
  6. In the a: window, click on one of the files you wish to transfer. Once it is highlighted, click on the copy button to the right side of the screen. The file name should show up in the remote host window. The file has been moved to the mainframe.
  7. Rename the file you just transferred. Click on it in the remote host window and then click on the rename button to your right. The only thing you have to change is the htm tag. It should be made into an html tag.
  8. Continue the process of transferring and renaming files until all of those associated with your on-line syllabus have been moved and renamed.
  9. Check your page. Go to the browser, and type in your homepage address in the Location window. Click on the link to your syllabus. As the syllabus comes up, click on all of the links.
  10. If any of the links does not work (and you'll probably find a couple that do not), click on the View button at the top of your browser and then click on the source document option. Look carefully at the coding in your links. It may be that you forgot to change the coding to the html tag. Once you find the apparent problem, go into the file inside your public_html directory on-line (a good program for doing that is Host Presenter), open the file with pico, make the change, save it with Ctrl x, and then, back in the browser, hit the Reload button and try it again.

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