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Website Builder Overview

The Website Builder tool gives users the ability to create and manage their own website, which can be used to communicate with students and parents outside of the classroom.

Users can create customized pages, post assignments for students, and add announcements for parents & students.

Site access: District Tools > Website Builder

 

Go to the District Resources tab and select Website Builder from the menu.

 

If this is the first time accessing the Website Builder, users must first agree to the Terms of Use

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Once terms have been accepted, you will be able to view the Website Builder tool.

Default pages are set up to allow users to quickly create a basic website until they can add their own customized pages.

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To manage website settings such as fonts, layouts, background colors, and themes, click the Website Settings tab.

Users can adjust any of the following settings:

Font - apply a default font to use throughout the website; the first font listed in the font family list will be used by default. If the user's computer/device does not have that particular font installed, then the next font in the list will be used and so on.

Layout - set the webpage menu to display on the left or right side of the site

Background Colors - change the background color for the entire site; users can select a color using the color grid or using the HTML color code settings

Theme - select a background image to appear at the top of the website

 

Once you have made your selections, be sure to scroll down to click Save and return to the main Website Builder page.

 

In the Page Header section, type in the title you wish to appear at the top of your website.

The header will appear in the site's standard font style:

 

If you'd like to change the font style, click the Custom Page Header button and use the editing tools to create your customized header.

The text will then appear in the style selected:

Click Save at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

 

Next, you'll want to establish your Home Page.

In the My Website Pages section, click the Options button to the right of the Home Page and select Edit.

 

Default text is provided, however you can customize this text using the text editor.

Check the box to Make this webpage available online, and then click Save.

 

Go to News & Announcements and click Options > Edit.

The default text here appears at the top of the News & Announcements page, and is meant to provide a brief description of the page. (This is not where announcements are entered!)

This text can be updated to customize your page, or removed if not needed.

Check the box to Make this webpage available online, and then click Save.

Here's how it would look on the online webpage:

Go to Contact Me and click Options > Edit.

The default text here appears at the top of the Contact Me page, and is meant to provide a brief description for the page. This text can be updated to customize the page. 

Check the box to Make this webpage available online, and then click Save.

Here's how it would look on the online webpage:

After saving your entries, you will be brought back to the main page where your pages now appear in online status.

If you are ready for your website to be seen online, you can enable it by clicking the Enable My Website option on the Website Builder page.

Your URL is displayed to the right of the enable option (highlighted in green). This is the URL you can give to students, parents, or anyone else that might want to see your website.

You can then view your website by clicking the View My Website tab.

 

If you are not ready enable your website, and would like to add additional webpages before enabling, leave the Enable My Website option unchecked.

 

Next steps...

Users can create additional pages, add announcements, and post assignments to their website for students and parents to see. Click the links below to learn more about these features:

Creating a New Webpage

Adding an Announcement

Posting Assignments

 

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