About an IWS Web
Once you have requested a web account,
you will be the responsible person for that
account. It is critical that all web account holders follow
copyright laws and regulations as provided by Collin and other
entities on the World Wide Web. For example, you must have written
permission from the original author of the work (i.e.,
photograph, clipart, content, buttons, etc.) prior to downloading
and adding the item to your web site. Blackboard and Adobe,
for example, have specific copyright requirements for anyone who is
linking to one of their products, using their logo, or using the
name of their product in a paragraph. It is important to read all
copyright and legal disclaimers prior to adding material to your web
site. For all instructors, the password assigned to you is your
responsibility. Keep it safeguarded and confidential. If you
need to have your password changed, send an e-mail to
the words "Password Change Request - IWS Account" in the subject
line of your e-mail message.
If you decide to add your photograph to
your web site, please contact Public Relations so that they can have
the photograph taken for you. If you place a photograph of a student or students on your web site, get written permission
from the student or students prior to placing it on the web.
If you are an instructor
and need some assistance in creating a web site, contact the
eCollin Learning Center.
If you are an
instructor and are wondering what to include in your instructional
web site, here are some suggestions:
Instructor's Full Name (i.e., Dr. Jonathon W. Smith)
Instructor's Job Title (i.e., Professor of English)
Instructor's Department (i.e., Humanities and International Studies)
Contact Information (i.e., telephone, e-mail, fax, address, office location, etc.)
Office Hours (i.e., Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
Main Office Numbers for your Department
Credentials (i.e., MA, MS, Ph.D., etc. from ....)
Affiliations or Associations Pertinent to Course or Department
Welcome message and specific details regarding your course(s).
Instructor's Philosophy of Education
Syllabus for Courses
A link on your instructional web site home page that links to http://www.collin.edu/
Here is an example:
(For details regarding Collin, please click here.)
at the bottom of each web page of your site that reads
(Copyright © 2015 Collin County Community College
District. All Rights Reserved. Contact your instructor
for details regarding this web site.)
When adding your e-mail address, include the full e-mail address in addition to providing a
link to your e-mail address via your web site. Here is an
Click to e-mail
Click to e-mail
Professor Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Keep a consistent look and feel within your web site.
Arial and Times New Roman fonts can be found on both MAC and PC systems. If you
want to use different fonts, turn your text headings into graphic
If you use graphic links, provide a text version of the graphic links also.
Know your audience. Get feedback from your
students regarding your website and what is effective and not
If you link to a web site that is not within the college, check to see if the company has any rules
or requirements regarding linking to their site.
Repeat your site navigation on each page of your site to provide consistent navigation between pages.