Task #1 (10 points)
- Create an account (obtain space) on a web server.
There are numerous website creation platforms available
that will allow you to create your own personal website.
You may use any platform you want, as long as the
website is available from my office.
For those of you who are new to website design or who want
step by step instructions, I would highly recommend
creating an account on
Make sure to select the subdomain that is FREE
(see Screen capture 1
and Screen capture 2).
Only domain names that end with "weebly.com" are free. For example:
- yourName.weebly.com - FREE
- yourName.com - NOT FREE
Not only is this website free and easy to use, but I have also
created instructional training videos that walks you through
uploading your work to this website.
On the assignments, the term "YOUR-CLASS-WEBSITE" will
refer to the location of where you plan on storing your work.
If using Weebly, this location would be something like:
To make a Weebly.com website available for grading, you
would need to press the "Publish" button found
in the upper right corner of the editor.
Similarly, through out the course,
you would need to press this button to make your
latest changes/uploads available for me to grade.
- After you have obtained space on a web server,
course syllabus and then download the file
Complete the form and mail it to:
Make sure to read the information pointed to under Section #15 of the syllabus. In particular:
Academic Dishonesty includes (among other things)
copying another individual's work (or allowing someone
to copy your work), or plagiarizing someone else's work as your own.
This includes copying someone else's work from a different
class or a different semester. While it is acceptable to give
or receive help -
Any and all
materials turned in for credit must be the result of
your own individual effort.
If you are interested in creating a website (e.g., for your
business, church, or some organization), making money off a blog,
or selling products, I would recommend looking into
purchasing your own domain name along with a hosting plan.
A domain name can be purchased for around $10 a year using a website like
You would then need to purchase a hosting plan
starting around $7 a month. At some point, you might want to
add an SSL certificate to instill trust with
your customers (approximately $60 a year). Next, I would
recommend installing a content management system (CMS) on
your website such as WordPress. A CMS like WordPress gives you
more freedom to modify your website using comment boxes, search
boxes, sidebars, widgets, and hundreds of free plugins.
If this is something, you are interested in pursuing, feel free to
stop by during office hours or give me a call at (918) 456-4482.
Other excellent choices for hosting include
New Blog Hosting
According to one source, for around $40, you can get your
domain name, an SSL certification, and hosting for a year
If interested in creating a website (which will be used
beyond the classroom), you still need to complete all the
assignments for this class. However, the content and images
you create could be used both to meet the requirements
for this class and for adding content to your website.
This option is available to you at any point during the
semester. You would simply need to let me know the
new location (URL) of where I can find your work.