Questions after playing
Thu, 09 Jan 2003 15:40:07 -0800
1. You don't have to use Manila like a blog. I have a couple of courses where
students are doing exactly what you want. I created one site for each student,
made them managing editors and then spent a bunch of time showing them how to
use the site. Take a look at http://dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/anth220 or
http://dl1.yukoncollege.yk.ca/ysc These are the main course pages. There are
links to Student sites from each. Send me a message off list if you want more
2. You don't need the login link (I sometimes hide it). But in general, I
don't find it to be intrusive and recommend using it. If you accidently delete
the link, go to the login page using the URL -
http://yourSite's.address/member/login That will display the login page - login
and then put the link back.
3. See your IT department to get a DNS listing for your site. Then you can use
whatever you like before the directory address.
"Nathaniel I. Cordova" wrote:
> Well, I can see I will have to spend much more time on Frontier, but the
> Manila stuff seems pretty straightforward so far. I have a few quick
> questions after playing with things a bit.
> 1. If my students want to develop a fairly comprehensive site, let's say, a
> page for annotated bibliography or journal articles, a page for commented
> links, a page for essays by each student, and pages for their development of
> the topic, do they have to create a new site for each page? Since each
> individual page would not be a blog, so would not be flipped, I imagine
> every page in their site would be a new site. Their "main" or home page
> would then contain links to each of those other site-pages (as shortcuts)?
> Also, does that mean the students have to create a membership group to share
> for all those site-pages?
> 2. Does each page have to have a login button or link? I deleted the login
> in the main site I created, and after loging out, just could not log back
> 3. The Manila sites I created all have too funky of an URL. Hence, my
> students might end up with an url that looks like:
> Am I correct in assuming that such urls will not change unless I run
> everything through my University's web server? So that the sites will come
> up as:
> I'd prefer the last address rather than the first one.
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