Faculty WebBoard Tutorial
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Faculty WebBoard Tutorial

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Faculty WebBoard TutorialFaculty/ManagerLogging InWhen you get to the board, you will be confronted with the login screen.NameIf you have used or are using a WebBoard foranother class, your Name and Password shouldbe the same as for that other class. If this is thefirst board you have used, your Name will be yourfirst initial followed by (no spaces) your last name(up to seven letters). Jane Smith would have theName "jsmith" and Joe Longlastname would be"jlonglas".PasswordIf you are not sure of your password, you can haveyour password emailed to you. If you click onForgot your password? below the log in box,you will be prompted for your User Name (seebelow).Once you type in your User Name and clickon Enter, WebBoard will email you yourpassword (to change the email address thatis set for you, you want to change youruser profile). If after you click on Enter ittakes you back to the login screen, youhaven't entered in the right User Name.Contact Faculty Computing Support(facultysupport@slc.edu) in order tofind out what your User Name is. Studentsmay contact you to find out their UserNames if they aren't sure what they are;refer to the help on managing usersbelow.HierarchyThe hierarchical structure of a WebBoard is as follows (see below and left). As a manager, you can post forums,topics and replies. Users (students) of your board can post topics and replies under the forums you create. You cansee the hierarchy in the way forums, topics and ...

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Faculty WebBoard Tutorial
Logging In When you get to the board, you will be confronted with the login screen.
Once you type in yourUser Nameand click onEnter, WebBoard will email you your password (to change the email address that is set for you, you want tochange your user profile). If after you click onEnterit takes you back to the login screen, you haven't entered in the rightUser Name. Contact Faculty Computing Support (facultysupport@slc.edu) in order to find out what yourUser Nameis. Students may contact you to find out theirUser Names if they aren't sure what they are; refer to thehelp on managing users below.
Name If you have used or are using a WebBoard for another class, yourNameandPasswordshould be the same as for that other class. If this is the first board you have used, yourNamewill be your first initial followed by (no spaces) your last name (up to seven letters). Jane Smith would have the Name"jsmith" and Joe Longlastname would be "jlonglas".
Password If you are not sure of your password, you can have your password emailed to you. If you click on Forgot your password?below the log in box, you will be prompted for yourUser Name(see below).
Hierarchy The hierarchical structure of a WebBoard is as follows (see below and left). As a manager, you can post forums, topics and replies. Users (students) of your board can post topics and replies under the forums you create. You can see the hierarchy in the waforums, topics and replies are displayed in the left frame of the WebBoard window (see below and right). Abesides a forum means there are topics posted to it that aren't being displayed (a beside a topic or reply means that there are replies to that message that aren't being displayed). Simply click on the to see the messages. A(as seen below and left) means that all the topics or replies for that particular message or forum are already displayed.
Faculty WebBoard Tutorial
Managing Forums/Topics/Replies To start or modify a forum or to change the settings of the board in general, click on theMORE...button along the black menu bar at the top of the WebBoard window (see below).
Once you click onManager (the first link of the list on the righthand side), the screen captured to the left will appear. It contains all the options you have of modifying your board as a manager.
Add Forum The screen for adding a forum has several different parts to it, but the most important sections are at the beginning and the end:Forum Name (first thing) and theCreate button (last). TheForum Nameis what will appear on the left side of the WebBoard window for students to click on and post to (seethe section on Hierarchyfor more details on forums).
Manage Forums If you want to go back and delete or change the settings of a particular forum, click on the particularActionfor the forum you wish to change. Deletewill confirm that you want to eliminate the forum in question, whileEditwill bring you back to and allow you to change the options you saw when you first created the forum.
Faculty WebBoard Tutorial
Forum Order This will bring up a list of all the forums in your board and theWeightyou want associated with them. The larger the weight you assign, the lower it will appear on the list in the left side of the WebBoard window. Click theSave button when you're done.
Add Users All your students/users should have been added already by Faculty Computing Support (facultysupport@slc.edu). Contact them if you are adding additional users or if some users seem to be missing.
Manage Users If you wish to check the profile (username, password..etc.) of a particular user or see if an account exists on your board, click on Manage Users; you will be given the option to search through all the users on the board (see top left). It is usually just easiest to click on theSearchbutton right away (without putting anything into theSearchfield) — that will list all users on your particular board (see bottom left).
Next to each username on the list, there is the option toEditorDeletethat particular user.Editing a user will bring up that person's user profile, which includes their username, password (which you can change but not see — it will appear as a series of *'s) and email address.
If you wish toDeletea user, please contact Faculty Computing Support (facultysupport@slc.edu) and they will take care of it.
Change Board Colors You will be given the option to change the colors for seven different aspects of your board (see right): background, tables, contrast, left frame, text, unvisited links andvisited links (in this case, unvisited links are a lighter green than the visited ones so that someone could tell by color which options/messages they had seen before).
To select a color, either click on the hexadecimal number.
Faculty WebBoard Tutorial
icon, where it says "For a list of color names, click here. " or enter in a
Posting a Topic or Reply To post a topic to a particular forum, click on that forum from the forum list on the left side of the WebBoard window (see left). If there have been other topics posted to that forum they will appear below (and slightly indented from) that forum heading; you can read any of the postings by clicking on them — they will then appear in the right side of the window. To post a message, click on Post right above where the message is (as in the diagram below). If there are no topics posted, you will be prompted to post a message to that forum.
Faculty WebBoard Tutorial
When you post a message, the right part of the WebBoard window will look like this:
The text you type into the message Topicfield is what will appear in the left part of the WebBoard window under the particular forum. The main message field is where the body of your message should go. If you wish to work on your postings in another application, like Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect, you can just copy and paste the text you've written into the main message field (see below).
Once you're done typing in your posting in another application, selectSelect Allfrom theEditmenu (this should highlight all of your text) within Word, WordPerfect ...etc. and thenCopyfrom theEditmenu. Bring up the WebBoard you wish to post to in a browser window (Netscape or Internet Explorer), start a posting, click on the main message field so that the cursor appears within that field and selectPastefrom theEditmenu.
When you're done with your message, click on thePostbutton that is right next to theTopicfield. WebBoard will then spell check the body of the post — if you want to make changes before it gets put on the board, click on the Backbutton in the browser window and edit your message; otherwise, click on thePostbutton again to add your message to the board.
Editing/Deleting In order to edit or delete a topic or reply you or your students/users have posted, click onEditorDeletein the menu bar right above the particular message (see below).
Faculty WebBoard Tutorial
This will bring you back to the screen that you see when you first post a message, but it will contain theTopicand message text of the particular message you selected to edit or delete. (See thetutorial section on postingfor further information)
Changing Your User Profile In order to change your password, username or other parts of your WebBoard profile, click on theMORE... button in the black menu bar across the top of the WebBoard window (see below).
This will bring up a list ofMore Optionsin the right hand part of the window. The topmost one will beEdit (see below). Clicking onEdit Your Profilewill bring up a screen containing all your user information. Make any changes and then be sure to click on theSavebutton at the bottom.
Including an Image or Link In order to include an image or a link to a web page in a post, you need to know the URL (web address) for either the image or the page.
Faculty WebBoard Tutorial
To include an image, click the right mouse button (if you're using a Windows 95/98/NT machine) or hold down the mouse button (MacOS) and a small menu will appear (see right). SelectCopy Image Location.
Then, once you are posting a message, click onPastefrom the Editmenu. The URL will appear in the main message field and you can put normal text before or after the image address. Once the message is posted (after the spell check), the image will appear where the address was pasted.
To include a link, you again need to copy the URL, and this can be done by copying the address from the location field at the top of the page (see below).
Select the text within the location field and thenCopyfrom the Editmenu. Once youPasteit into a message, that text will become a clickable piece of text that will open up a new window with that link.
Creating a Class Email Topic If you'd like to set up a way for students to mail the whole class, create a new forum and a post a new topic to that forum (seeManaging Forums/Topics/Repliesfor details on how).
Within the message field, type the following (see left):
<A HREF="mailto:
After that, type in each student's email address, separated by commas and then
">Email Class</A>
This will create (once it has been posted) a mailto link for the words "Email Class" which will send mail to everyone listed.