We are a small five person team inside the Teaching & Learning Excellence (TLED) division that build websites and applications for instruction. Our focus is on accessibility and inclusive design, providing the best experience for the widest audience possible. If you have a project you’d like help with, feel free to contact us.
Types of Projects We Work With
There are several different types of projects that are hosted through ACC, and knowing which one you have makes things a lot easier.
This is the oldest type of project. All projects were published using the FTP method, and if your project is more than 3 years old it’s possible you may be using FTP still. If you or anybody on staff is using software like DreamWeaver or Contribute to edit and make changes to your project, you are probably on FTP. For us to help you we will need the login information that you use to access your site. Its generally a username and password.
Drupal is a content management system that runs the main ACC website. If your project begins with www.austincc.edu, like www.austincc.edu/yourproject you may be a part of the Drupal site. Drupal isn’t run by Instructional Web and you may need help from Marketing to make your changes.
Google offers a free site building service called Google Sites and each employee at ACC has access to it. If your project begins with “sites.google.com” it is most likely a Google Site. Often faculty sites are Google Site projects.
Marketing’s WordPress Network
Marketing runs a WordPress multisite network and many department sites and projects are hosted here. If your project is using WordPress and your project begins with “sites.austincc.edu” you are on this network. Instructional Web’s access to this network is limited, but we can make edits and fix bugs.
Instructional Web WordPress Network
This is the WordPress multisite network that we operate for instructional projects. Since we operate this network we have complete access to make whatever changes are necessary. If your project begins with “instruction.austincc.edu” then you are on this network.
The above examples cover 99% of web projects at ACC, but if you have a project that doesn’t fit into any of these categories let us know. There are special cases from time to time.