30-Minute Websites for
1. Is the set-up fee for the
30-Minute Websites for Teachers
per school building? We offer two different pricing plans. With our DISTRICT plan, the school district pays a one time setup fee which allows them to create an unlimited number of school accounts. For single schools who wish to purchase independantly of their school district, we offer our SCHOOL plan. With the SCHOOL plan, the school pay a smaller one time set up fee.
2. How can we integrate all
of the teacher websites into our
school or district site? Integration
with your school or district website
is simple. The program ships with
a mechanism that automatically
updates a central page when the
teacher has set up his or her
own website. Teacher websites
list alphabetically. The only
thing the school or district has
to do is link to this dynamically
generated page from the school
or district site. We can facilitate
this integration of it can be
handled by your district or school
3. How do I get my user name
and password to start creating
my website? Your school technology
coordinator is responsible for
setting up the initial usernames
and passwords. They should give
you the appropriate information
upon product purchase.
4. My links aren't showing
up on the page. What happened?
A possible solution to this problem
is that you have chosen the same
color for both the secondary color
and the link color. Make sure
your link color does not match
the primary or secondary color
chosen in the Preferences section
when you create your website.
If this does not work, please
contact technical support at email@example.com.
5. Do I have to worry about
sizing my pictures? No, you
don't have to do anything special
to your images before uploading
them. Just be certain that they
are either GIF or JPG format.
The system will automatically
resize them proportionately and
optimize them so that they download
quickly for the user.
6. What are Special Pages?
Special Pages are one-page web
sites that you can use to highlight
field trips, student work, special
events, and more. You can add
an unlimited amount of content
to the page, as well as upload
three pictures. You can also designate
a separate color for Special Pages
in the Preferences section. Links
to Special Pages are found off
the Home Page.
7. Why can't I see the picture
that I uploaded to my Special
Page? When adding pictures
to Special Pages and News &
Announcements, you need to first
upload the pictures, and then
you must place the picture where
you want it to appear in the text.
To do this, type in "<picture1>"
the content field, where you want
the picture to appear in your
story. You can upload your picture
but it will not show up until
you tell it where to go by typing
in the appropriate placeholders.
8. Where do I add my contact
information? Information that
appears in the Contact section
is entered through Preferences.
Login first, select the link to
Preferences, and then enter your
contact information in the appropriate
9. If I change a template
after I have already created my
web site, will I have to re-enter
all of my content? No. You
can change web site templates
at any time by going to Preferences
and selecting the radio button
next to the new template you want
10. Can I add links to web
sites in any content field? Yes.
Many pages offer the link button
in the text editing tool. Just
highlight the text you want to
link and click the hyperlink button.
You will see a pop up window where
you will enter the web address.
11. Can I cut and paste content
I've created in Word into 30-Minutes?
Absolutely. You can cut and paste
any text from Word, Notepad, or
text-based editor directly into
content/text fields. However, sometimes you may find that your word document formatting is not interacting well with your web page. In this case, you may want to first save your word document as a text only or rich text format file before copying and pasting.
12. Do I have to add the http://
in the reference link field when
I type in a link? No. The
http:// is coded into the program
behind the scenes so you don't
have to type it in when adding
a reference link.
13. Can I really choose any
colors for my web site? Yes
you can! You can choose a primary
and secondary color, as well as
a link color and a color for your
Special Pages. From a design perspective,
it is recommended that the primary
color be darker than the secondary
color. Links should be their own,
different, color and should not
match the primary, secondary,
or Special Pages color. This ensures
that they appear correctly on
14. What is the Webquest
Builder for? The Webquest
Builder is a tool that you can
use to create any kind of website
that is completely customized
to your own needs. These sitesare
linked to your 30-Minute site
and are typically used to create
lesson plans that include text,
image, document downloads and
links, but they can be used for
any purpose. The navigation menu
for these sites are completely
customizable. The initial set
up also includes a rubric page.
These sites are linked from your
classes and assignment section
of your website.
If you have a question about the
30-Minute Web site for Teachers,
please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.