Faculty and Staff Website Assistance

Faculty and Staff Website Assistance

Adobe Dreamweaver is the university supported software for web design. It can be used to create a professional looking web site. Follow tutorials below to understand site setup and other basic features available in Dreamweaver.

Installing Dreamweaver on Your Computer

  • Specialized Software Installation - You may install Dreamweaver onto your office computer by yourself using a program called the Software Center. Details here!
  • Adobe Creative Cloud™ for home use - Faculty and Staff members are also able to order the Adobe Creative Cloud™ for a nominal yearly fee under our Work at Home agreement with Adobe. Our agreement provides access to all Adobe creative tools for download and installation on your home computer. The license is for 12 months. You must have an internet connection to download the software. Creative Cloud is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows® platforms. Details here!

Types of Web Space

Faculty and staff are able to gain web space to create the following types of websites:

  • Facstaff - available for faculty/staff. This is space to build a personal web to post contact information, class materials, etc.
  • Department - available for those persons in charge of building a department’s website (i.e., business office).
  • Organization - available for those persons in charge of building an organizational website (i.e., The Voice, Scuba Diving, etc).

Student Web Accounts - Students do not need to request space for a personal website; their network accounts automatically provide access. See http://www.bloomu.edu/technology/student/web for important student website!

Requesting Web Space

Requests by Faculty or Staff must be made by entering a help desk ticket.

  • Under the Ticket Information tab choose:
    • Problem Type - Web Related Issues
    • Category - Indicate Fac/Staff (faculty or staff), Departmental or Organizational Website (dependent on which type of web you are building)
    • Symptom - Request New Website
  • You will be notified once your account is ready, you will use your network user name and password. (The same user name and password you use to log onto your office computer.)

    FTP access is permitted on the server.

Plan to have a work study student assist you with your web?

  • YOU (faculty or staff) must enter the help desk ticket. Students are not able to enter help desk tickets.
  • Students requesting an organization site must have faculty advisor approval.

What will your web address be?

Dreamweaver Tutorials

Site setup must be done in Dreamweaver in order to view file structure and publish files so they show on the server.
Site Setup using Dreamweaver


Publishing Problems and FTP Errors

If you have previously set your site up, and are still having problems:

  • Click Site > Manage Sites >
  • Website not in the list? If your website is not listed, that indicates you do not have a current site set up in Dreamweaver. That could be for a variety of reasons, such as getting a new computer recently.
    Follow the site setup instruction -- Tutorial above.

If you have followed the steps above and are still having FTP problems, enter a help desk ticket for assistance.

Want to use a FTP client (not Dreamweaver)?

Follow these instructions!