Web Team Newsletter - December 7, 2007

Course Highlights advertise new or under-enrolled courses

Screenshot of course highlight on Ohlone website home page.To help fill under-enrolled and new courses, "course highlights" are displayed on the Ohlone website after the current printed Class Schedule comes out through the end of registration. Each randonly-selected course highlight includes a link to additional information, usually located on the related department or program website (such as, Math and Theatre and Dance).

Many course highlights are collected from the small ads sprinkled throughout the printed Class Schedule. However, your new or under-enrolled course can also be included.

Screenshot of a different course highlight.To add an announcement about a new or under-enrolled course to the related department or program website and have a course highlight created for that announcement, send a headline and short description about the course you want to highlight to webteam@ohlone.edu. You may also send a flyer or document you've created in Microsoft Word or Publisher format.

How it works: Each time the Ohlone website home page or New at Ohlone page is displayed in a web browser, one (1) randomly-selected course highlight is selected and displayed from a set of highlights. Currently on the Ohlone home page, the course highlight section is located in the top part of the Ohlone Highlights box. Depending on the number and type of announcements on the home page, it may instead be displayed in the first box. At this time, there are 23 course highlights. A randomly-selected course highlight also displays on New at Ohlone.

"Faculty Profile" Websites

Let students know who you are, how to reach you, what your semester schedule is, and what courses you teach! Send that information in a Microsoft Word document (along with a photo of yourself - optional but students like to see who you are!) to webteam@ohlone.edu. The Web Team will create a "Faculty Profile"-style website for you! Your faculty website will also be included on the list of Blogs, Websites, and Wikis by Faculty and Staff. For examples, check out Alison Kuehner and Darren Bardell.

See also, Options for Faculty Websites.

Moving to the Newark Center Campus?

Classes at the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology begin Monday, January 28, 2008. Moves to the new campus begin in early January. The Newark Center will be open to the public in mid-January.

  • Is your Department or Program moving to the Newark Center campus?
  • Will your Department or Program be on both the Fremont and Newark campuses?
  • Are YOU moving to the Newark Center campus?
  • Will YOU be located at both the Fremont AND Newark Center campuses?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, please begin thinking about what changes will be or are now needed on your website. Review the November 8, 2007 Web Team Newsletter for questions that will get you started on the updates!

Please email the Web Team at webteam@ohlone.edu with comments and questions. Thank you!