AdvancedWebspace — Instructors & TAs
When you use AdvancedWebspace on EEE you are provided with:
AdvancedWebspace helps you create and manage your class website with features such as:
You and your authorized assistants can use AdvancedWebspace to upload and manage your class website files without needing to use an SFTP client.
Alternatively, EEE provides you with a website-specific login and password you may share with assistants so that you can upload class materials via SFTP if needed.
Use of AdvancedWebspace is subject to applicable University and EEE Policies.
Prepare your students: Class Websites Primer
If you will be using a class website in your class, you can help prepare your students with the Class Websites primer. The primer is a one-page document that is ideal for printing and distributing to your students in class, or linking to from your class website!
Is AdvancedWebspace right for me?
AdvancedWebspace is right for you if you are ready to build your own website without assistance by writing your own HTML or using a program like Dreamweaver or iWeb.
If you would like to build a fully-featured class website, but do not want to manually edit HTML or use an external website building application, we've built EasyWebsite just for you!
Using EasyWebsite, you can build a complete class website in minutes without learning HTML. EasyWebsite features include:
Complete instructions can be found in EasyWebsite Help & How-to.
Accessing WebsiteManager through the ToolBox:
You should now be in WebsiteManager.
Accessing WebsiteManager through MyEEE:
You should now be in WebsiteManager.
Creating a new AdvancedWebspace account:
You should receive two emails within in the next three hours.
The first email will notify you that your AdvancedWebspace has been created, the second will contain either the password you entered, or a randomly generated password assigned to your account.
Editing an existing AdvancedWebspace website:
You should now be in the AdvancedWebspace interface.
AdvancedWebspace account duration
As part of the transition to UCI Canvas, the AdvancedWebspace tool will be archived in Winter 2019. This means that Fall 2018 is the last quarter in which instructors can create new AdvancedWebspace accounts. Older accounts and their contents will remain available until at least Fall 2019 so that instructors have time to retrieve copies of any content or files they may need later as they transition from EEE to Canvas and other campus services.
The Canvas Transition site includes a full timeline of EEE Legacy tool retirement plans.
Create and manage your class website
Web Page Editor Options:
Web Page Format Options:
All instructors and authorized assistants can take advantage of EEE's free Workshops where we will show you how to create and design webpages, utilize images and even get started on software like PowerPoint and Dreamweaver.
You may upload any information or file type to the EEE server. AdvancedWebspace has a 100 megabyte upload limit. If you are uploading a file larger than 100 megabytes, please use SFTP (Win) or Fetch (Mac).
Files for upload cannot contain spaces.
A status message should let you know your files are uploaded and you will be returned to your directory file list.
If you upload a file with a name that already exists in the directory file list, the uploaded file will "overwrite" and replace the previous file. For example, if you create a "syllabus.html" file on your computer and upload it, the new file will replace the template file "syllabus.html" provided by EEE.
Rename uploaded files
Remember: Do not use any spaces or special characters (#, !, @, &, etc.) in your file name.
When linking or using images and files, the spelling and case of the file(s) you upload must be identical to the file(s) you specify in the referring page. If there is a mismatch, renaming the uploaded file(s) to the way it appears on the referring web page will fix the broken link.
"BigDog.gif" is not the same as "bigdog.gif"
"homework.html" is not the same as "homework.htm"
Renaming a file:
Your file should now be renamed.
AdvancedWebspace folders are like folders in a filing cabinet and help to organize information on a large website.
You may create folders within folders. Keep track of your current location with the "Location" status at the top left-hand side of the screen.
Creating a folder:
Your folder should now be created.
Tip: You can Password Protect your folders.
Remember: Do not use any spaces or special characters (#, !, @, &, etc.) in your folder name.
The spelling and case of the folder name are not flexible when you create links. When linking to folders, be sure to use the exact folder name. "LectureNotes" is not the same as "lecturenotes"
Renaming a folder:
Your folder should now be renamed.
Delete files and folders
AdvancedWebspace allows you to remove web pages and files from your web space. However, you currently cannot remove folders in AdvancedWebspace.
You may wish to remove web page files you no longer want your students to see or which have been replaced with newer pages. Deleting unnecessary files also decreases visual clutter when you are working in AdvancedWebspace.
Deleting a file:
The file should no longer be in AdvancedWebspace and will be removed from the Web.
Deleted files cannot be retrieved. Please be sure you have a backup on your computer before deleting files.
You may edit the HTML of any HTML file in AdvancedWebspace.
Your changes should be applied immediately.
Change your SFTP password
Please refer to our requirements and guidelines on SFTP passwords.
Changing your SFTP password:
Your password should now be updated.
Use SFTP to upload files
Secure Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a method used to transfer files to and from a server. SFTP is often used to upload a website or other files prepared on a local computer to a server.
Delete your AdvancedWebspace account
Deleted AdvancedWebspace accounts cannot be recovered.
If you would like to prevent material from being publicly viewable, but do not need it deleted, we recommend that you password protect part or all of your website.
If you would like to delete your entire AdvancedWebspace account, please follow the steps below.
Deleting your AdvancedWebspace:
Your AdvancedWebspace account should be deleted within one hour.
Secure SFTP passwords
It is important to select a password that you can remember and that cannot be guessed. Otherwise, it is possible that someone may obtain unauthorized access into your AdvancedWebspace website. Below are some requirements and guidelines on selecting a secure SFTP password.
Password protect part or all of your website
If you password protect part or all of your class website, anyone trying to access your class website will be required to enter a login and password of your choosing.
You may distribute this login and password to your students.
The password protection feature can be applied either to your entire website (which is itself a folder) or to folders within your website.
You cannot lock individual files, but you may lock individual folders.
Password protecting the entire website:
The website and all contents should now require your chosen login and password for access.
Password protecting a folder:
The folder and its contents should now require your chosen login and password for access.
Restrict access to UCI computers
If you restrict your class website or folder to UCI only connections, anyone trying to access those materials will be required to use one of the following:
This feature allows instructors to make all or part of a class website accessible to the UCI campus community while restricting the larger web population.
Restricting the entire website:
The website and all its contents should now require a UCI connection for access.
Restricting a folder:
The folder and its contents should now require a UCI connection for access.
Upload files over 100 megabytes
The web interface for AdvancedWebspace has a 100 megabyte per upload limit. If your file is larger than 100 megs you will need to utilize SFTP software.
Complete instructions are available in the SFTP Help & How-to.
Broken links can occur for many reasons. Please check the following common causes:
If you are unable to discern the cause of a broken link, please Contact Us with the link information and we will investigate further.
Why am I missing classes?
There are several reasons why classes may be missing. Some of the most common causes are listed below.
Common causes for missing classes:
Use the Missing Classes look-up tool to check your status and receive trouble-shooting help.