Class Session: Wednesday Jan 09, 2019
In this session we will learn more about the expectations of the class.
First Layer: In person introduction; a very brief summation of your intro blog post you will make (See below).
Second layer: Structured data collection; information which will be helpful for the instructor. There request for no sensitive info in this form but it will be kept confidential.The instructor will add you to the blog a day or two before the first class.
Your initial posting should be a repeat of our introductions we did in class today. Include it it at least the following:
Of course, you may add anything else that you wish.
Third Layer: some semi-structured data and some freeform data
Part of your Value Added grade is to make 1 post on the class blog every 4 class sessions. 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 be the first student to do a starter, make a blog post before class. Here are the details on a starter: Starter Details. 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 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