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

Uploaded by shdmccdedu on 23.03.2011

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.'
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
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
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,
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
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
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
because I want to make a folder,
and this folders going to be called…
It is going to be my
(if you want to put the section)
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
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
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
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

a page
and lo and behold, there it is. MCCD Joe Faclutly
that's your your
URL. If you want to put that on your
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
Students will be able to see
the powerpoint presentation
that you posted for them.
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.