For information on group websites, see CampusWeb.
WWU provides web site space for every faculty, staff or student on campus. Access to these files is controlled by logging in with your username, so no one else can modify your work. Students have up to 500 MB (megabytes) of storage, and faculty and staff have up to 1 GB (gigabyte) of storage available.
Getting Access to Edit your website
Your U drive is where your private files are stored. Within this drive you can create a folder called myweb. Anything within this folder can be viewed on the web. To access this area, you may have to consult the helpdesk (Check with the ATUS Help Desk to get your server name), but the format is:
For Mac: smb://msfs-xxxx.univ.dir.wwu.edu/xxxx/username where xxxx= the server you are on, username= your username For PC: \\msfs-xxxx.univ.dir.wwu.edu\xxxx\username where xxxx= the server you are on, username= your username -->server name examples: stu1, stu2, stu3, user1, user2 etc
Note that if you choose to work directly in your myweb folder by simply editing and saving the files to the appropriate folder on your U: Drive this means that files are permanently edited and there will be no way to retrieve them should something happen. We recommend that you make your own backup copies of your websites and work in temporary files on your own hard drive, uploading to the U drive when ready.
Viewing your site on the web
- Student web pages published on MyWeb can be located by going to the following address: http://myweb.students.wwu.edu/username
- Faculty and staff web pages published on MyWeb can be located by going to the following address:
Common Issue - can't see your site or just see a list of files?
You probably have forgotten to provide a guard file or home page. Make sure you have a folder in the main U drive named myweb, then in the myweb folder name your main page index.html and the server will automatically display that page as the home page.
Help with your website
If you're not sure how to start creating a website, here are some helpful resources.
- Training on web editing software. The Student Technology Center provides training to faculty, staff, and students on Adobe Dreamweaver and Contribute as well as other web technology subjects. Sign up at http://training.wwu.edu
- Design Template. The Western template provides an easy place to start if you want to have an attractive and modern website without knowing web programming yourself. Read more about the Western Template.
- Design help. Faculty and staff can get assistance with creating a site using the Western Template by contacting WebTech. Contact Webhelp for more information