How to make a Mysite Web page in Sharepoint 2007 – introductory

How to make a Mysite Web page in Sharepoint 2007 – introductory


Welcome to Merced community college Student Help Desk. On this lesson we’re going to explore how
to make a MySite page on the MC4ME Portal; and, this is for faculty members. So, we are going to divide the lesson in sixty easy steps. How to add a photo How to add content – edit detail Number tree, How to Create General links. Number four, How to Create Folders Number five, How to Add Files to your Folders (syllabus, PowerPoints, link page) We recommend pdf format. And, how to tell the students how-to-find your
MC4ME sites. uh… and uh… to show you also the difference in between what you see and what student is going to see when he gets to the portal So, first step out of five. As you know when you log in to the MC4ME Portal on the upper right hand side there is a link that says MySite, well, you need to click there, that way you’ll go to your site. If it’s the first time that you do this the system is going to take a little bit longer because it is actually going to create your site. Now, you have the ‘My Home,’ on the upper left hand side, and in ‘My Profile.’ I am going to click on ‘My Profile’ I’m going to concentrate on this page, because this page, the ‘My Home’ uh… nobody can see that but yourself… and you customize these like you would your Yahoo, Sbcglobal page… So, those are the things that you will see when you come to your page. You can customize this with all the News and the Links and the things that you want. But no-one, but yourself, sees that. So, we’re going to go to ‘My Profile’ which is what your students are going to see. Remember, first step is “how to add a photo.” So, I’m going to click on ‘edit details.’ then uh… a sub-menu appears and it says picture. I’m going to choose a picture, which I’ve already placed on a folder on my desktop, to make things easy. I want to click on Desktop, then when I am going to click on new folder. Then I’m going to look at these through icons, uh… larger icons, through tiles, and then go to the photo that I want, which is this one. I’ve already squared the photo. I recommend you to do that using the program that comes inside your computer to edit photographs. If you click under Microsoft uh… Office there’s a program called, that everybody has, Microsoft Office and it’s called Microsoft Office Tools, is called Microsoft
Office Picture Manager. And, I’ve already edited that photo. That was a link of the picture manager, by the way. The little icon, the little square uh… the orange square on that picture So, I am going to click on open, I am going to click on OK, and that’s going to update my photo. OK, so we did step number one. Now we’re
going to go to step number two, which is to add content or details. Since I don’t want to type the content (I’ve already created the content) and I’m going to copy that. So this is a little bio (biography) You can only put… (that I made). You can only put around 500 words. So a One-Page of information. You might want to put here your office hours or anything that you want to communicate to your
students. So, I am going to just paste that. I copied the contents of that and I am going to paste it (It’s going to ask you to allow access, so I am going to allow access.) uh… There it is! And, it makes the links for you automatically. So, you might want to add spaces, because it’s kind of cluttered. So, I am going to do that. It’s very easy. Do you want to make a…? If you put a web address it makes the links, the links automatically for you. But, uh, if you want to add a link, you might have to do that, you might have to tailor that. uh… For example, here I have Tourette Syndrome. So I’m going to put a link to the Tourette Syndrome Association. So, I click there, on the hyperlink, and I go, http colon, forward slash tsa-usa.org There it is! … and www dot. And, I am done! I’m going to save. There’s more information here: responsibilities,
skills, past projects, interests, school, birthday… So, I’m not going to do any of those. OK I am just going to say I am done. And Bingo, there it is! There is a picture, there is a content. Now we’re going to go up to the step number
three. Step number three is: How to Add a General Link. So, I already have a link here, from the internet. It’s a YouTube movie. In your case you might want to put… if you teach history, I don’t know… a link to the Smithsonian. Or if you teach psychology, a Journal, or whatever information you consider pertinent for your… all your classes. OK. These are general links, none specific to ONE of your classes, but for ALL your classes. Here I am going to put a link to these video, the name is ah… it’s a little movie that HBO made for T.S.A. ‘I have Tourettes, but Tourettes does not have me’ It’s a, it’s a very nice movie on HBO. So, there it is. That’s general link And a… now I’m going to go to the next step which is to create a folder for each one of my classes. So for my classes. So, let’s say that I am teaching 4 classes I am going to be teaching just one class, OK. I am going to pretend that I am teaching one class. So I’m going to click here where it says shared documents, not personal, because if I click on personal I am the only one that is going to see those personal documents. So, I don’t want to go to personal documents, I want to go to shared documents. I’m going to click on new because I want to make a folder, and this folders going to be called… It is going to be my T.S.A. class section (if you want to put the section) zero, zero, seven. And then I am going to click on the folder, and inside the folder I’m going to upload the files that I want to upload. OK, and now we’re going… I’m going to pick upload multiple documents. So now we are on step number five: Add files to your folder (syllabus, powerpoints, links) PDF recommended format. It says, drag files or browse for files instead. You can grab the files there or you can browse them. So I am going to choose browse. It’s a more traditional approach. And here i have a file that is called links, another file that is called syllabus, and my power point presentation. And those are going to be files for this class. … and Bingo! Everything is fine. So, I’m going to click on OK … OK… uh… and so we’re done. So, there it is… OK, for links this what I did… OK I’m going to tell you the secret… Let’s say I have certain links for for my students and that I wanted … you know why I did is I made a page, a Word document where I could put, you know, all the important hyperlinks for that class. And actually I just copied this from from Google. But if you click on each one of them it is going to take you to a webpage. And there it is. So those are my pertinent links for my class. Now, let’s go to the last step. The last step is: Tell students how to find your MC4ME site. So I’m going to log in with a student account. Here is a student account, Joe Tester and I’m going to look for Joe faculty So, I’m a student and I just arrived to the portal. This is what I see as an student, and I am going to look for my professor joe dot faculty OK a page appears, and lo and behold, there it is. MCCD Joe Faclutly there that’s your your URL. If you want to put that on your handouts as well, or just show them how to do it. And that’s what students are going to see. Student are going to see the photo that we posted. They’re going to see the content that we edited. They are going to see the general links, and, if they click on shared documents they will see the folders that you added per class (that’s just a suggestion) uh… we can do it so you can see it and when they click on that folder it is going to open and students will be able to see the files that you added. The syllabus. uh… so that’s my syllabus and they go back and they can click on… the files and the links we already saw, or in this case it put a little powerpoint presentation Students will be able to see the powerpoint presentation that you posted for them. So this concludes the brief lesson uh… I call this the beginners how to make a My Site page on the MC4ME portal. So, we added the photo we edited the content added general links, we created the folder for
each class you added your syllabus, powerpoints, you files with links uh… the different files that you need and you tell students how to find your MC4ME site. Remember, what students see is just these. They will not see the other side uh… so That’s it. This is Eduardo from Merced Community College Student Help Desk. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. and uh… Just give us a call if you have difficulties or you have questions. Thank you so much.

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