Class Session: Wednesday Jan 10, 2018
In this session we will introduce ourselves and learn more about the expectations of the class. We will review the syllabus, the schedule, honor code, and the tasks that will need to be completed by each student.
I will need to add you to the user list for you to access the class blog at infotools.web.unc.edu. I will wait until two days before the first day of class to do this.
Your initial posting should be a repeat of what we did in class today. Include it it at least the following:
Of course, you may add anything else that you wish.
Part of your Value Added grade is to make 7 posts on the class blog over the semester. These posts will introduce you to the workings of the WordPress Content management system available for use to all students and faculty. However, we will keep Wordpress training at a bare minimum in this class. Instead, we will focus on learning the basics of UNIX, HTML and CSS which will prove to be more profitable for you, and may give you the confidence to adapt or build your own WordPress theme someday.
I will demo how to make a blog post today.
If you would like to do a starter, make a blog post before class. If you need a refresher on how to make the blog post, there is a link to a video on how to do a post here: Link to Blog Post with Video.
Sign up for at least two newsletters and make a screen shot of each one. These will be uploaded to you OPAL account after you set that up.
If you wish to sign up for a newsletter as an RSS feed instead of as an email service, do so.
Just add a RSS.README in your OPAL tasks folder.
If you are using your laptop from off-campus, most of the UNC servers that we will be using require a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. This requires you to download and install an application. Having the application installed is not enough; you will need to launch it before trying to connect. If you attempt to connect to a UNC server from off-campus and have not first launched the app, you may or may not get a warning. Click here for VPN install instructions
Here are the class notes from today:
OPAL, http://opal.ils.unc.edu/~onyen, is where your web server and assignments will live. (Replace onyen with your onyen to get to your account after it is set up.) Your user accounts should be live by next Wednesday.
Here is a link to my instructor OPAL account
public_html directory: http://opal.ils.unc.edu/~lblakej
My sample OPAL protected directory: http://opal.ils.unc.edu/~lblakej/tasks (This is not protected at the moment.) Use this as a model of how to submit your assignments. Notice that the Microsoft files have 0 bytes. They are not real MS files. Your files will be positive values much larger than 0 bytes.
A sample webpage at my OPAL account. http://opal.ils.unc.edu/~lblakej/website This is a precursor to your website; you will create a multipage site, not just one webpage.