Web Publishing Options

Ready to get started with publishing your content to the web, but not sure which platform to use?

Select the type of content to determine the best tool for publishing your web content.

 

Content Type: Academic & Administrative Department Websites

Tool: Drupal

Who can use this tool: Academic and administrative units

Example URLhttps://faa.appstate.edu

Example description: College of Fine and Applied Arts

Description: University Communications builds the site and provides hosting, security updates, and technical support. You maintain the content after completing a Drupal training workshop.

More informationhttps://webservices.appstate.edu/services

Content Type: Student Affairs Unit & Program Website

Tool: phpWebSite

Who can use this tool? Student Affairs units and programs

Example URL: https://housing.appstate.edu

Example description: University Housing

Description: Electronic Student Services builds the site and provides hosting, security updates, and technical support. You maintain the content after completing a Drupal training workshop.

More information: https://ess.appstate.edu/web-services

Content Type: Club & Organization Websites

Tool: Engage

Who can use this tool? Clubs and organizations

Example URL: https://engage.appstate.edu/organization/health-professions-club

Example description: Health Professions Club

Description: Clubs and organizations can register with Engage to be listed in the club directory and get a club website that can be used to publicize meetings and events, manage rosters and officers, and store by-laws and other documents.

More information: https://welcome.appstate.edu/pagesmith/6

Content Type: Personal Websites

Tool: Google Sites

Who has access to this tool? Faculty, staff, and students

Example URL: https://sites.google.com/appstate.edu/samplesite/homehttps://sites.google.com/appstate.edu/warmstrong

Example description: Sample Google Site with instructions, Faculty Personal Website

Description: Google Sites is a free, easy-to-use web publishing option that integrates well with other Google services (e.g., Google Docs and YouTube). Google Sites is the preferred solution for new personal sites for faculty and staff; while some legacy personal sites are still hosted on the WWW server, ITS does not encourage the creation of new sites on the WWW server. You are responsible for building and maintaining your own Google Site, but IT Support Services does provide basic support and troubleshooting.

More information: https://sites.google.com/appstate.edu/samplesite/home

Content Type: Committee, Working Group or Conference Website

Tool: Google Sites

Who can use this tool? Committees, working groups, conferences, labs, Non-university users if granted permission by a university user

Example URL: https://sites.google.com/appstate.edu/recapp2020/home

Example description: Research and Creative Activity at Appalachian (RECAPP) Event

Description: Google Sites is a free, easy-to-use web publishing option that integrates well with other Google services (e.g., Google Docs and YouTube). Unlike Drupal, Google Sites allows you to grant editing permissions to users outside of Appalachian State, so it is a great choice for committee and conference sites that may have participants from multiple universities. You are responsible for building and maintaining your own Google Site, but IT Support does provide basic support and troubleshooting.

More information: https://sites.google.com/appstate.edu/samplesite/home

Content Type: Online Courses and Committees

Tool: AsULearn Global

Who can use this tool? Faculty, staff, and students

Example URL: https://asulearn-projects.appstate.edu/course/view.php?id=1057

Example description: Accessibility for Online Content self-enrollable, self-paced online AsULearn course

Description: Open learning management system to facilitate collaboration

More information: https://asulearn.appstate.edu

Content Type: Forms &  Surveys

Tools (3 options):

ToolWho can use this tool?ExampleDescription

Drupal Forms

Academic and administrative units with a Drupal website

https://cas.appstate.edu/students/forms/request-change-majorminorcatalog-year

(Request for Change of Major/Minor/Catalog Year )

  • Allows integration of forms within the framework of your website to align with branding and seamless transition.
  • Access can be limited to authenticated users, if desired.
  • After a submission, users may be sent an e-mail "receipt" as well as sending a notification to administrators.
  • Results can be exported into Excel or other spreadsheet applications. Some basic statistical review is also provided.

Google Forms

Faculty, staff, and students

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfekyX-4WJ8PS6T4f0hJ9ztDRMVBg3iT1F-yyWP2gZ5GKVbmw/viewform

(Staff Senate Shout Out)

  • Create a basic form for surveys, polls, and data collection
  • Easily link to form from website or distribute form to your audience via email
  • View and present the collected data

Qualtrics

Faculty, staff, and students

 

  • Qualtrics is a Research Suite for an enterprise online survey software solution that empowers you to collect, analyze and act on relevant data.
  • Qualtrics also has an Offline Survey Module, available for iOS and Android, which allows you to administer surveys on your mobile device without an internet connection.
  • Responses can be collected in the field on your mobile device and then uploaded back into Qualtrics as soon as you have an internet connection.
  • Qualtrics is more appropriate for complex surveys and academic research, whereas Google Forms is easier for simple forms and questionnaires.

More information:

Content Type: File Sharing or Repository

Tool: Google Drive/Shared Drive (formerly Team Drive)

Who can use this tool? Faculty, staff, and students

Example URL: https://irap.appstate.edu/planning/master-planning

Example description: Reports, drafts and presentations regarding Master Planning for the university

Description: Drive is a cloud-based file storage and sharing system with built in tools for word processing, spreadsheet creation, slideshow creation, and other productivity applications. Through our GSuite licensing, every AppState faculty, staff, student, and retiree has unlimited storage space in Drive. Users can share files and collaborate with other Drive users, regardless of whether they have an AppState account or not

More information:  https://confluence.appstate.edu/display/public/ATKB/Google+Drivehttps://confluence.appstate.edu/pages/releaseview.action?pageId=12124524

Content Type: Internal Documentation

Tool: Confluence

Who can use this tool? Faculty and staff with Confluence licenses

Example URL: https://confluence.appstate.edu/display/public/ATKB/Appalachian+Technology+Knowledge+Base

Example description: Appalachian Technology Knowlege Base

Description: Atlassian Confluence can be used for public or access-restricted documentation Place a support request at support.appstate.edu/help for information about Confluence access.

More information: https://support.appstate.edu/help

Content type: Publication

Tool: Open Journal Systems and PubPub

Who can use this tool? Faculty and staff

Description: Belk Library has two locally-hosted open access publishing platforms, PubPub and Open Journal Systems (OJS), which allow members of the academic community to publish open access journals. Belk Library also has resources and platforms available to support the preservation and storage of datasets and media files that are associated with articles published in PubPub and OJS.

More information: https://library.appstate.edu/digital-scholarship-initiatives/scholarly-publishing

Content type: Academic Portfolio

Tool: Aportfolio

Who can use this tool: Faculty, staff, and students

Example URL: https://appstate.digication.com/dusty-roberts-rockguy/somestuffaboutme

Example description: Dusty Roberts - 2020 Aportfolio Scholar Awards winner

Description: Aportfolio is an academic website where students collect and reflect on their learning. The ultimate goal of the students' Aportfolio is to intentionally document learning and to design a positive digital presence for a professional audience.

More information: https://aportfolio.appstate.edu/