Office of Information Technology

Creating Your Own Web Page

Student Instructions



As an AU student, you have space on the network Web servers to use to post either academic or personal Web pages.

  • If you are an AU undergraduate or graduate student, your Web server is eagle1.american.edu.
  • If you are a WCL student, your Web server is wcl_stu1.american.edu.

You can post individual Web pages to your Web space by using one of the two methods described below.

Important: Be sure to name your first page index.html, since this is a system default and keeps your Web address shorter. Also, avoid using spaces or special characters in file names.


 

Posting Your Web Page Using the Novell Client

  1. Create a Web page using any Web authoring tool. 
  2. If you are on campus and are using a computer with the Novell client software installed, such as one in a computer lab, log in to the network. (If you do not have the Novell client software installed, follow the instructions below for posting your Web page via the portal.) 
  3. Double-click the MY COMPUTER or COMPUTER icon. 
  4. Double-click the G: drive icon. 
  5. Double-click the WWW folder. 
  6. Copy your Web page files to the WWW folder.

 

Posting Your Web Page Via the Portal

  1. Create a Web page using any Web authoring tool. 
  2. Log on to the myAU.american.edu portal. 
  3. Click the TECHNOLOGY link. 
  4. Click the ACCESS MY NETWORK DRIVES link.
  5. A new browser window will open, enter your AU credentials to log in and access your network drives.
  6. Click on the HOME@AU folder on the left.
  7. Click the yellow folder icon for the WWW folder on the left. 
  8. Select FILE and then UPLOAD
  9. Click the BROWSE button and navigate to the location where your Web pages and images are stored. 
  10. Highlight a file and click OPEN
  11. Then, click the UPLOAD button. 
  12. The file should now appear in your browser window as uploaded
    Please Note: If you are using Internet Explorer, you may need to switch to Compatibility Mode for files to upload successfully.
  13. Repeat steps 8-12 for each of your html and image files.

 

Accessing Your Web Page

To access your Web page, type the URL in the following format: webserver.american.edu/~username.

For example, Jane Doe's user name is jd4567a. The address for her Web page would be: eagle1.american.edu/~jd4567a.