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Letter to School Administrators
Letter to District Administrators
1. Is the set-up fee for the 30-Minute Websites for
Teachers™ per school building? No. The one
time set-up fee for the 30-Minute Websites For Teachers applies
to the entire district, not each school building.
2. How can we integrate all of the teacher websites
into our school or district site? Integration with
your school or district website is simple. The program ships
with a mechanism that automatically updates a central page
when the teacher has set up his or her own website. Teacher
websites list alphabetically. The only thing the school or
district has to do is link to this dynamically generated page
from the school or district site. We can facilitate this integration
of it can be handled by your district or school technology
3. How do I get my user name and password to start
creating my website? Your school technology coordinator
is responsible for setting up the initial usernames and passwords.
They should give you the appropriate information upon product
4. My links aren't showing up on the page. What happened?
A possible solution to this problem is that you have chosen
the same color for both the secondary color and the link color.
Make sure your link color does not match the primary or secondary
color chosen in the Preferences section when you create your
website. If this does not work, please contact technical support
5. Do I have to worry about sizing my pictures?
No, you don't have to do anything special to your images before
uploading them. Just be certain that they are either GIF or
JPG format. The system will automatically resize them proportionately
and optimize them so that they download quickly for the user.
6. What are Special Pages? Special Pages
are one-page web sites that you can use to highlight field
trips, student work, special events, and more. You can add
an unlimited amount of content to the page, as well as upload
three pictures. You can also designate a separate color for
Special Pages in the Preferences section. Links to Special
Pages are found off the Home Page.
7. Why can't I see the picture that I uploaded to
my Special Page? When adding pictures to Special
Pages and News & Announcements, you need to first upload
the pictures, and then you must place the picture where you
want it to appear in the text. To do this, type in "<picture1>"
"<picture2>" and/or "<picture3>"
in the content field, where you want the picture to appear
in your story. You can upload your picture but it will not
show up until you tell it where to go by typing in the appropriate
8. Where do I add my contact information?
Information that appears in the Contact section is entered
through Preferences. Login first, select the link to Preferences,
and then enter your contact information in the appropriate
9. If I change a template after I have already created
my web site, will I have to re-enter all of my content?
No. You can change web site templates at any time by going
to Preferences and selecting the radio button next to the
new template you want to use.
10. Can I add links to web sites in any content field?
Yes. Many pages offer the link button in the text editing
tool. Just highlight the text you want to link and click the
hyperlink button. You will see a pop up window where you will
enter the web address.
11. Can I cut and paste content I've created in Word into
30-Minutes? Absolutely. You can cut and paste any
text from Word, Notepad, or text-based editor directly into
12. Do I have to add the http:// in the reference
link field when I type in a link? No. The http://
is coded into the program behind the scenes so you don't have
to type it in when adding a reference link.
13. Can I really choose any colors for my web site?
Yes you can! You can choose a primary and secondary color,
as well as a link color and a color for your Special Pages.
From a design perspective, it is recommended that the primary
color be darker than the secondary color. Links should be
their own, different, color and should not match the primary,
secondary, or Special Pages color. This ensures that they
appear correctly on the page.
14. What is the Webquest Builder for? The
Webquest Builder is a tool that you can use to create any
kind of website that is completely customized to your own
needs. These sitesare linked to your 30-Minute site and are
typically used to create lesson plans that include text, image,
document downloads and links, but they can be used for any
purpose. The navigation menu for these sites are completely
customizable. The initial set up also includes a rubric page.
These sites are linked from your classes and assignment section
of your website.
If you have a question about the 30-Minute Web site for Teachers,
please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may want to check our user-user support
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You can contact our support department by sending email to:
Most support questions are answered within one
Each school or school district that purchases is
entitled to unlimited phone support for one representative
from that school or district. If you are the designated representative,
you may call 914-762-0687 during regular business hours [9am-5pm