Creating Your Website

This is it! You have learned about the type of website you want to create—a blog, a wiki, or a standalone website. You have learned about RSS, copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons. You have chosen which website service you want to use. It's time to begin adding content to your website!

If you have not already done so, visit the URL of the website service you have selected and/or download any software you need. If you are taking the more advanced path, you may need to wait a few days before your domain is mapped.

Adding Content to Your Website

Photo Courtesy John-Morgan on Flickr
Photo Courtesy John-Morgan on Flickr
In this module you will be asked to add five types of content to your website: text, an image, a video, an audio file, and a hyperlink. If you want to add a podcast of your own creation to your website, you may want to complete Creating Podcasts before you add audio, but you can also add a different audio file as an experiment.

You will need to create a page or post that includes all five of these items. Whether you have chosen to create a blog, a wiki, or a website, the instructions are not likely to alter much. It is up to you to locate the instructions for how to add different types of content. Demonstrations for how to add each type of content to Blogger, Wikispaces, and Google Sites will be provided, but directions may vary slightly if you use a different service. Providing these directions does not constitute endorsement of any certain website service.

This module consists of five lessons:

After you have completed all the lessons, visit the Final Products page and post a link to your work.

Are you ready? Let's go.

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