Expression Web 4.0 is the web authoring program supported at UW-L and this software is installed in all computer labs. However, you can use any web authoring program to create your portfolio/website. You can also download Expressions Web from Microsoft at http://tinyurl.com/expressionweb4. This software is only available for Windows computers, so if you have a Mac, you will need to use our Virtual lab, which can be access at virtual.uwlax.edu.
Organization will be paramount as you begin to add content and as you go along updating and maintaining your website. We suggest organizing your artifacts, reflections, caption sheets, etc... in folders. Organizing your files will save you time and confusion if you need to go back and make small changes in the future.
When choosing names for files (reflections, artifacts, etc.) we recommend using names that signify where that file belongs. For example, if you created an activity called abc tag for a class that met standard #5, it is beneficial to include the number 5 in the file name so you are able to easily reference which standard it meets. However, the # and " cannot be used in naming. For example: abc_tag5 would be more beneficial than abc_tag which gives you no link to what standard it meets.