Chart of Options for Faculty Websites - Web Center

Review the Options for Faculty Websites.

Legend:

  • Y = Yes
  • O = Optional
  • D = Depends on web hosting service
  • L = Limited
Chart of Faculty Website Options
Feature Faculty Website by Web Team Blackboard iTunes U CCC Confer Create own: Blog Create own: Wiki Create own using Web Design Software
Available on the public World Wide Web (i.e., username and password not required) Y   Y   Y Y Y
Require username and password for access   Y   Y   Y O[1]
Require username and password for access to files in a specific directory O[1]       D Y O[1]
Include name, title, department, contact info, location, optional photo Y Y     Y Y Y
Hosted on ohlone.edu Y           Y
Hosted off-site (not on ohlone.edu)   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Indexed by Ohlone's site search program Y           Y
if on ohlone.edu
Listed on Faculty Websites page Y       Y Y Y
Maintained by Web Team from updates provided by you Y            
Maintained by you   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Supported by Web Team Y       L L L
Supported by Online Education   Y Y Y L L L
Include schedule, office hours, syllabus for each course you teach O O     O O O
Include educational background and/or biography O O     O O O
Include copyrighted materials used for educational purposes (many must be restricted to only students in that class)   Y         O[1]
Include syllabus for each class taught (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) O O     O, D O, D O
Include course materials, such as homework assignments, lecture notes (HTML, PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)   O     O, D O, D O
Upload images (JPG, PNG, GIF) L O     O, D O, D O
Upload audio or video files (for accessibility, you provide text transcript or, if no words are spoken, a comprehensive description) L L Y   L L L
Link to videos, photo slideshows, audio files uploaded to off-site services (such as YouTube) (for accessibility, you provide text transcript or, if no words are spoken, a comprehensive description) Y Y     Y Y Y
Must meet Ohlone College Web Style Guide Y       O[2] O[2] Y
Must adhere to accessibility laws / guidelines (Section 508, WCAG) Y Y Y   Y Y Y

[1] If needed, a password-protected subdirectory can be created to store some files.

[2] All websites should meet standard website accessibility guidelines to enable all people the ability to access the content (whether or not the website is on the Ohlone College servers). While there are no Ohlone-styled templates available (yet) for blogs or wikis, you are encouraged to include a link to the Ohlone College website homepage (http://www.ohlone.edu/) in the sidebar or near your contact information.