Department Technology Support
Technology in the Classrooms
There are lecterns housing computer equipment in all the classrooms in the Math Building.
Click here to learn how to operate this technology.
How to Create Personal Home Pages
Guidelines for setting up Personal Home Pages
Individual users on the department's computer network can set up their own web home pages. A formal summary of the university and legal policies which govern web pages can be found on the university's reference page: Computer Use Policies. An informal summary of some of those policies is listed below:
- They should not contain any illegal material or illegally obtained material. (For example, no copyright violations.)
- They should not contain any destructive material. (For example, instructions for computer viruses, break-ins, or material to facilitate such.)
- Material should be in the best interests of the Department and the University.
- No offensive material is allowed
Upon any indication that any of these guidelines have been violated, the Web administrator will review the relevant page. Access may be suspended until the matter is satisfactorily resolved.
Link Your home Page
To have your home page linked from the department's web pages, follow these steps:
- Create a home page as an HTML file
Optimally, the home page should be named one of the following:
- The following sources are references/introductions for constructing an HTML file:
In our experience, the best web page template is someone else's existing webpage that you like. Copy it to your own website development area, and replace the original name, Vita, publications, etcetera, with one's own data. If you are reading this, you're probably a novice, so be careful about the website you copy. The fancier the page, the more complex the original site. If you have a lot of time to spend on this, and want the best looking site, feel free to delve into the world of html. If you are looking for basic functionality, identify a simpler site that appeals to you, but can be easily copied and modified.
- Preview it (locally) by:
- open your page in a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari),
Make corrections as needed.
- Notify the department's web administrator (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) about the new home page.
Access and Security Issues
If you want your web pages to be seen, you must set permissions on them so that everyone can read them.
TECHNO-BABBLE: At a minimum, your home directory must have execute permission for everyone, your public_html directory and all subdirectories of it must have read/execute permission for everyone, and all files under this directory must have read permission for everyone. If you want to "fine tune" access, read the manual page for the "chmod" command.
Whenever you make changes to your web pages, you need to make sure any new files you
create have the right permissions.
Please contact any system administrator if you have any questions.