What page types are available in TeacherWeb?
TeacherWeb Page Types
To add new pages to a TeacherWeb site, go to the Update Index and click the Add New Pages button near the bottom of the screen.
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Available page types include:
Enhanced Text Pages: Provides a text entry box with a formatting toolbar, which provides a variety of options. This page type is similar to the Homework With Text Formatting and All Purpose pages, but it provides the greatest range of options and can be used in almost any browser.
The page allows for graphical, WYSIWYG text formatting (bold, italic, underline, strikethru, justification, hypertext links, lists, etc.). You can also copy formatted text from an outside source and paste it into the page with all formatting intact. You can create tables using tools on the page, and insert/delete rows and columns anywhere. You can add your own uploaded graphics/photos/images by selecting from a drop-down list, and you can even convert your images to live links. You can create links to your uploaded files by selecting from a drop-down list. The page has a basic spell check capability. The page also allows you to view and edit the HTML code behind the page. The page includes options to insert special characters, fun emoticon graphics, and more.
The page includes many more features - see the page's toolbar for more information. The "?" button on the left side of the toolbar's bottom row allows you to view a Help screen defining each of the buttons. You can also hold your mouse over each button to see a description of the button's functions.
Click here for more information on the Enhanced Text page type.
Plain Text Pages: Provides a plain text entry box for entering paragraphs of plain text. This page type is often used to post basic information such as daily homework and assignments.
- Calendar (Grid-style Enhanced Calendar) Pages: This page type displays a grid-style calendar. The events posted in the calendar are added through your site's "Calendar Events" section. The events created here are automatically added to all Enhanced Calendar pages.
When creating events in the Calendar Events section, you can create separate categories for different events. The Enhanced Calendar page allows you to filter categories, so that only events in specific categories are posted to the page. For example, you could create separate categories for "Test dates" and "Birthdays". You could set one Enhanced Calendar page to display only events in the "Test dates" category, and set a second Enhanced Calendar page to display only events in the "Birthdays" category.
Click here for more information on the Enhanced Calendar page type and the Calendar Events feature.
- Calendar (Events Listing) Pages: Allows you to post dates and events as a text list in chronological order. The page allows you to set up a compact listing of scheduled events organized by month, day, and year. Input is automatically sorted into chronological order and days of the week are added to the display.
Links and LinksPlus Pages: This page type is used to post live hyperlinks to external sites. A name/description and URL (web address) are entered and the web address is converted into a "live" hypertext link to that web address. You can also change the text of the link from a web address to any text you choose (such as "Click Here".)
The page also includes plain-text entry boxes at the top and bottom of the page (like the entry box of a Plain Text page). This allows you to post both links and paragraphs of text on the same page.
The Links page also includes the option to post a Google search utility at the bottom of the page.
Links and LinksPlus pages provide identical features. (At one time, the Links page type provided fewer features. Now both page types provide all the same advanced features.)
3 Column Links Pages: This page type allows you to set up three columns of links. You can position links and headers anywhere you like within each column. This page type is useful for organizing links into sections. (For example, it could be used to post a Staff page with links to teachers' sites organized by grade level.)
Gallery (Photo Display) Pages: This page type allows you to display uploaded graphics. You can post text along with each graphic, and select whether the graphic displays to the right or left of the text. The display will adjust the resulting table of text and graphics to what is best for the viewer's screen resolution and window size. Click here for more information on uploading graphics files to your site.
Photos/Documents Pages: This page allows you to post links to your uploaded graphics and files. You can select any number of files to be listed on each Photos/Docs page. Viewers can click the links to your files to view or access your documents. Click here for more information on uploading files to your site.
NewsFlash Pages: This page type provides a text entry box with a formatting toolbar, similar to the Enhanced Text page. However, this page type also allows you to create an email distribution list.
When you update this page, you will have the option to send an email or a text message to everyone in the distribution list to notify them to check the page for an important announcement. Click here for more information.
List Pages: These pages allow you to post Supply Lists and/or Wish Lists. Click here for more information.
Table (Schedule) Pages: This page allows you to set up a table with 1-8 Columns and any number of Rows. The page is designed for displaying a Weekly Schedule, however, it can also be used to post small tables.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Pages: The Frequently Asked Questions pages allow you to post a list of questions at the top of the page, linked to answers below. Users can click the questions to jump to the matching answer. This page type is usually used to post a FAQ, but it can be used to display any data in this format. (For example, instead of posting questions and answers, you could use the "Question" section as an index with category headings. Users could click on a heading to jump to the full listing for that category below.)
Response (Quiz Maker) Pages: This page type allows you to set up online forms, including tests, quizzes, surveys, polls, etc. Users can fill out the form and submit it to you. Responses can be emailed to you or printed out for handing in. This page type is usually used to post tests, but can be set up to post any kind of form to be filled out and sent to you. Click here for more information on Response pages.
When using the page to create a test, you can enter "correct" answers to certain question types, and set up the page so that the system will grade answers to those questions. You can also set up a self-test option. Response page forms can be archived and retrieved for later use.
Grades Pages: This page type allows you to post grades and other confidential information in a password-protected format. Students can enter a unique ID (supplied by the web owner) to access private info. This page type is usually used to post grades in a format that allows each student to see their own individual information. The page type can also be used to post any text information in a confidential format (such as progress reports, etc.). Click here for more information.
- Blog Pages: This page type allows you to post text in the form of blog-style entries. You have the option to allow comments to be added to your entries. When this option is active, anyone visiting the site can post comments (enabling a group online discussion). All comments must be approved by the owner of the site before they will display.
Entries posted to the Blog page will remain archived in the page unless deleted by the site owner.
Click here for more information on Blog pages.
Blog page entries use the same editing interface as the Enhanced Text page. See below for more information on the Enhanced Text editing toolbar.
HTMLPage (Upload your own HTML file) Pages: This page type allows you to post your own HTML file and integrate it into your site as one of your pages. TeacherWeb formatting will be added to the page (such as your background, divider lines and navigation bar) so that it will fit in with your other pages. Click here for more information on posting HTML files to your site.
Please note that only files in HTML format (ending with .htm or .html) can be posted to the HTMLPage page type.
MyPage (Incorporate your own HTML pages into your TeacherWeb look) Pages: This page type allows you to post your own HTML file and integrate it into your site as one of your pages (similar to the HTMLPage above). However, in the MyPage, no additional TeacherWeb formatting will be added. The page will display exactly "as is" with no added TeacherWeb formatting. Click here for more information on posting HTML files to your site.
Please note that only files in HTML format (ending with .htm or .html) can be posted to the MyPage page type.
Redirect Pages: This page type provides an entry box for a URL (web address). When you enter a URL into the box, the page will become a direct link to that address. This allows you to post an icon on your Home page (or Frame sidebar) that can be clicked to lead directly to an external website. Click here for more information.
Slate (Drawing Tool) Pages: This page type provides an online interactive chalkboard. Visitors to the page can draw pictures which can be saved or sent to you. Click here for more information.
All Purpose (Java Applet) Pages: Provides a text entry box with formatting toolbar, which provides a variety of options. This page type is similar to the Enhanced Text page and the Homework With Text Formatting page type, but uses a Java-based interface and can be updated from any computer equipped with current Java software.
The page allows for graphical, WYSIWYG text formatting (bold, italic, underline, strikethru, justification, hypertext links, lists, etc.). You can also copy formatted text from an outside source and paste it into the page with all formatting intact. You can create tables using tools on the page, and insert/delete rows and columns anywhere. You can add graphics/photos/images and even make them live links. When you type a complete web address (URL) or email address followed by a blank space, the page will automatically turn the address into a live link. The page has a basic spell check capability. The page also allows you to view and edit the HTML code behind the page. The page includes many more features - see the page's toolbar for more information.
To update an All Purpose page, you will need a relatively new release of Java. Current Java software can be downloaded for free at www.java.com.
Homework With Text Formatting (Designed for Internet Explorer) Pages: This is an older page type with some text formatting features, which can only be updated on Internet Explorer. We keep this page type available for those who wish to use it, however, we generally recommend that you use the Enhanced Text page type instead.
Provides a text entry box with formatting toolbar, which provides a variety of options. This allows for graphical, WYSIWYG text formatting (bold, italic, underline, strikethru, justification, hypertext links, lists, etc.). You see the text as the viewer will see it (e.g., bold, red) and you do not see any HTML. You can also copy formatted text from an outside source and paste it into the page with all formatting intact. This includes the option to paste tables (e.g., calendars, spreadsheets) along with other input and then edit the contents of the table's cells directly, if needed.
The Homework With Text Formatting page type can only be updated using you need Internet Explorer 6 (or later) on a Windows PC. (Internet Explorer does not yet support this feature for Macs.) The resulting pages can be viewed from all browsers.
"About The..." Page: Usually "About the Teacher" (but can be modified for other roles, such as "About the Coach", "About the Guidance Counselor", etc.). This page type is designed to provide information about the site owner.
This page provides a six section structure for describing the individual or organization that owns the web. Any unneeded section can be left blank.
The page type also allows you to insert a graphic using a built-in drop-down menu of all your uploaded graphics.
Only one "About The..." page is available per website. In most templates, the page will appear as "About The Teacher". The page will start with a different name in different web templates (e.g. About The Principal, etc.), however, the page name and all fixed text can be changed as needed.
- Classroom Fundraiser Page: This page type allows you to set up and develop a fundraiser through classroomfundraiser.com. This service provides a fun and easy way to raise funds for your classroom through magazine sales.
Puzzle Generators (Word Search and Number Block): Not actually another page type, but an extra feature included in your TeacherWeb subscription that allows you to create puzzle pages. You can generate Word Search puzzles and Number Block puzzles along with accompanying worksheets. These can be printed to hand out to your class, and/or saved to your TeacherWeb site. Click here for more information.