Faculty Website Information
The World Wide Web is an important resource for faculty in providing students with course information and materials. We have listed some helpful information and resources that will hopefully assist you in creating your faculty website.
Request a Faculty Website
If you would like to request a faculty website please fill out the Website Request Form and submit for appropriate signatures. You will be notified when your request has been approved.
Suggested Faculty Content Information
- Instructor's name
- Office address
- Telephone number
- Office and class schedule
- Email address
- Department Chair and contact information
- Department link
- Date of current semester and date page was last modified
- Background or biographical information
Suggested Course Content Information
- Course syllabus
- Course handouts and lecture notes (if not using Blackboard)
- Links to Tegrity sessions
- Links to relative sites (resources)
Routine Maintenance is Required!
- Check for accuracy of information
- Each semester review and update content
- Remove any outdated material
- Periodically check links to other pages and resources
Making Your Page ADA Compliant
- Do not use hyperlinks of the type "click here." Screen readers have an option to list and read all hyperlinks on a page. A list of twenty items all reading "click here" would not be instructive.
- Research shows that sans-serif fonts are more easily read on computer monitors than are serif fonts.
- Black text on a white background is recommended.
- Use only one font.
- Limit use of all CAPS, italics or bold text.
- Do not use underlining for emphasis (it can be mistaken for a link).
- All graphics should have alternative text (alt tags) for ADA Section 508 compliance. Screen readers are then able to read what the image is.
- The text information in the alt tag associated with an image/graphic should, when possible, communicate the same information as its image/graphic.
- There should be a high contrast between the background color and the font color.
- Avoid extremely bright colors as a background color, it makes text very hard to read.
- Refrain from using animated or blinking images, text or cursors. These can cause seizures for some people.
Video and Audio
- Provide closed-captioning or have accompanying text-based scripts for all video.
- Provide text versions of all audio files.