Faculty Course Publishing
Follow these steps to publish course materials on Web Central:
- Get an ITS user number
Get one account with at least one user number validated for UTS.
Get a separate user number for each person who will be publishing.
Get all user numbers validated for UTS.
If you need help to open an account, add user numbers to an existing
account, or get existing user numbers validated for UTS, talk to your
Technical Support Coordinator or call the ITS accounting office at
- Log in to UTS at least once using an SSH client program
All publishers must login to UTS (host name=uts.cc.utexas.edu) at least once to change their login
name. Names must be 8 or fewer characters. Change your login name
to your last name or a variation of it. For example, smith is a good login name. The name you pick is important, because you will sign all
a publishing directory (requires UT EID)
Faculty have a special area for publishing course materials. That
area is www.utexas.edu/courses/ on UTS.
The link at left leads to a form to request a publishing directory
in www.utexas.edu/courses/. You should receive confirmation within a day. You
will own and manage your new directory.
- Read the publishing
Please read all publishing guidelines. While these are guidelines
and not requirements, we recommend that you be familiar with them.
- Learn basic HTML
- Learn basic UNIX
You should know how to create, delete, and move files and directories.
If you use Fetch, you can perform many of these tasks with it.
- Learn to manage files
You will be publishing from Web Central, a UNIX machine. Learn the
tips and techniques for managing your files and directories.
- Put your files in your publishing directory
Put all the files that you want to publish in your new publishing
directory or in subdirectories that you create. If you create your
HTML files on a Mac or PC, use Fetch or WS_FTP to transfer them from
your microcomputer to your publishing directory. See instructions
You can submit course entries by going to the World Lecture Hall.
There are many sources of assistance for faculty publishing course