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Creating a Classroom Website

In this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers, you will learn how to build a site with text, images, animations, tables, links, and more. Then you will create a WebQuest and a blog to add to your site. You'll also discover how students can use site builders to create their own websites in minutes.

You will be amazed by how simple creating a classroom website can be and all the ways in which having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.  By the end of this course, you'll have your own published classroom website, and you'll feel energized by your great new teaching tool!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting April 17 | May 15

Creating a Classroom Website


Details + Objectives

Course Code: 5wb

What You Will Learn
  • Learn to create a plan to launch your own website
  • Learn about text editing and HTML
  • Discover formatting and how you can use it to bring visual appeal to your website
  • Learn to add graphics
  • Customize your own banner for your website
  • Learn about the different kind of links and how to create them
  • Organize student assignments by using tables and incorporating them into your website
  • Discover how to design WebQuest and add it to your site
  • Learn to create a blog and teach your students how to blog
  • Discover ways to help your students create their own Web sites and post projects online
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become a more effective and dynamic teacher by creating your own website
  • Learn to keep your students safe when surfing the Web
  • Implement a great communication tool into your classroom by creating a blog and teaching your students about blogging


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Week 1

In this first lesson, you will explore the ways that a website can help you organize information, instruct your students, and interact with others.  You will create a plan for your own classroom website and learn how to keep your students safe when surfing the Internet.  Then you will put your plan into action.  You will learn about text editors and HTML and by the end of this lesson, you will have a title, description, heading, and text for your site.

Week 2

In this lesson, you will bring your site to life with formatting. You will give your website visual appeal as you add color to the text and the background.  You will begin to format and arrange text to give your site a unique and professional look.  Then you will discover how and why you should add graphics to your site.

Week 3

Discover how to select and format a background image and add animated graphics to your home page.  You will top it all off with a custom-designed banner.  Then you will learn about the different kinds of links and how to create them.  You will discover how to place them to make it easy for visitors to navigate your site.

Week 4

This lesson will show you how to create a table, format it, add color and graphics to it, and incorporate it as an important part of your classroom website.  Then you will focus on WebQuests, which are unique Internet learning adventures.  You will discover how WebQuests will enrich and educate your students. You will use your HTML knowledge to begin creating it.

Week 5

In this lesson, you will complete your WebQuest and link it to your Web site. You will explore the best ways to use this learning experience in the classroom. Then you will develop your own blog and teach your students about blogging and how to use blogs effectively.

Week 6

In this final lesson, you will find a host and a domain name for your site. You will explore options to suit all budgets---including no budget. You will learn about File Transfer Protocol so that you can move your Web site files from one computer to another one.  Then you will discover great ways to help your students create their own Web sites and post their projects online. You will discover how Web authoring software programs and your Web host’s site-building tools can make creating a site quick and easy.

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Instructors & Support

Robin Sellers

Robin Sellers is a certified teacher with a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Technical and Professional Communication. She has over 11 years of experience in the traditional classroom and has been an online instructor since 2000, training thousands of students. She has the ability to take difficult or technical concepts and make them easy for her students to understand. Her students claim that she has a gift for communicating online in a clear, concise, and personal way and that she is a "born" teacher who makes her courses interesting and enjoyable.

Kt (Katie) Paxton

Kt (Katie) Paxton is a certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology.  She has more than 15 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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