April 4, 2016 0

SFU personal home pages… yes they are real!

SFU personal home pages… yes they are real!

SFUWebsiteWelcome to another addition of the EdMedia Monday drop in sessions.  , in which we are exploring personal web publications at SFU.  going back a ways to some old school techniques but ones that are still very much in play, personal webpages. SFU continues to support its legacy “~” home page service, where anyone with an SFU computing ID can publish (via FTP) to an SFU domain space of their very own. My personal page reads as http://www.sfu.ca/~jtoal/ which I have not updated since 2004!  Although the bells and whistles of these services may not compare to what our social media savvy brains are used to via todays standards , (Tumblr, WordPress, or SquareSpace,) we hope to show that there are many practical reasons to keep your SFU domain up to date, particularly if you  are interested your online presences and identity.


Show n Tell of various ~ sites

Here is a short list of some ways SFU faculty are currently using the SFU home page spaces. Lots of good stuff here, if you know of any other cool ones leave us a comment below.

  • Ibrahim Numanagić (Biology PHD) – http://www.sfu.ca/~inumanag/
  • Levon Pogosian (Physics) – http://www.sfu.ca/~levon/
  • Jasmina Arifovic (Economics) – http://www.sfu.ca/people/arifovic.html
  • Dragan Gasevic (Learning Analytics) – http://www.sfu.ca/~dgasevic/
  • Lyn Bartram (SIAT) http://www.sfu.ca/~lyn/
  • Kieran Egan (Education) https://www.sfu.ca/~egan/

Getting setup

Before you can get started updating you SFU personal homepage, you will need a few tools, namely an FTP client and a text editor.  There are many to choose from we have selected the following for our demo today.

Install: Filezilla https://filezilla-project.org/
Install: Brackets http://brackets.io/

After you have installed those head over to our guest speakers page to download the working files you will need to set up your own page!


I will append the rest of the instructions after the session.  We will be live tweeting over on our EdMedia twitter account, so check it out!


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