Course related sites
Glow, our web-based course management system, is used for most classes at Williams, and offers easy-to-use templates for faculty to put their course materials online. Glow also provides tools that faculty can use to enhance their face-to-face classroom teaching and student-to-student interactions. These tools include class roster facebook, online discussion forum, course wiki and blog tool, electronic sign-up sheet, online assessment and gradebook. For more information, faculty should contact their department liaison.
Student clubs and group sites
Student clubs and groups can obtain web space on WSO by contacting email@example.com. You will be assigned a subdirectory of the /home/www/orgs directory. The address of your organization page will be in the form http://wso.williams.edu/orgs/orgname/, such as http://wso.williams.edu/orgs/woc/.
Anyone with a Williams account can quickly create a blog/personal website, hosted by OIT. Simply log in at sites.williams.edu with your regular Williams username and password, and a WordPress site will automatically be created for you.
Personal sites will be deleted upon graduation. Get a copy of your site before you leave the College.
Also, personal file storage that can be accessed via the web is available with netstorage, however, these files are not visible to the public.
In some cases, we recommend using an external web hosting service instead of ours:
- sites/blogs that have nothing to do with the College or academics
- sites/blogs that you want to last beyond your stay at Williams College
- WordPress installations that require custom development & file level access
- sites that sell or advertise anything
Free site/blog services:
Some of the above sites offer additional paid services. If you’ve got the technical know-how, you could also set up your own installation of WordPress.