How do I create a new course or project site?
If you have the appropriate permissions to create new course or project sites, you may do so from either Worksite Setup or Sites in your Home area.
Go to Worksite Setup.
Select the Worksite Setup tool from the Tool Menu in My Workspace.
Or, go to Sites.
Click on the Sites link to view your sites drawer.
From your sites list, click Create New Site.
Select the type of site.
Choose either course site or project site depending in which type of site you want to create.
For Course sites only.
If you select to add a course site, there are some additional steps.
Enter course information.
When you're using a tool, clicking on the tool's name in either the Tool Menu or the Breadcrumbs (Gray/Black bar), takes you back to the first page of that tool and resets the tool.
- Enter the Subject.
- Enter the Course.
- Enter the Section.
- Add more rosters if you have more than one for this course.
- Click Continue to move on to the next step.
- Click Continue with no roster if you want to add a roster later on.
Enter site information.
Enter the site title.
Select site language.
If desired, you can change the default language for your site to any of the available languages listed. Languages in this list will vary depending upon the language pack(s) installed on your instance.
Click on the desired language to select it.
Enter a site description.
The information entered into the description area will appear on the site's home page. You may use the Rich Text Editor here to enter your description.
Enter a short description.
You may also enter a short description (with a maximum of 80 characters). This short description will display in the publicly viewable list of sites.
Select a theme.
If your instance has a selection of themes or "skins" installed, you may select a theme from the drop-down menu. The theme controls the banners, colors and images displayed throughout your site.
Enter the site contact information.
Enter the name and email address for the site contact. (This is typically the site creator, owner, or instructor.)
Click Continue to save your changes.
Select site tools.
Place a check mark next to any tools that you would like to use in this course site. Select other tabs (Content Sharing Tools, Interactions Tools, etc) to view more tools.
Re-use existing material.
You may choose to re-use material from other sites that you own. Choose either No or Yes for this option. (If you select Yes, indicate the site(s) from which to copy content in the list shown below.)
Configure site access.
- Site Status: Select to Publish the site, or Leave as Draft (i.e. unpublished). Unpublished sites are only visible to site owners, not other participants such as students.
- User Present Tool: Display in site browser or do not display to enable/disable anonymity for your site.
- Global Access: Choose to make site access Limit to official course members or to those I add manually (recommended) or Allow any user to join the site.
- Click Continue.
Confirm site setup.
You will see a screen which displays all of the site settings for verification. If you requested a roster, you will see 'request site.' Click on Request Site to create the site. If you continued without a roster or did not have to request a roster, click Create Site.