Manage Web Pages


This web page outlines procedures by which Norman Public School staff can manage the web documents for their individual staff web page and/or their school's web site. The main (first) page in any NPS web site should be named index.html or index.htm. Your index file may contain links to additional web pages.

Please keep in mind that your web page may be viewed by people with a variety of web browsers and connection speeds. Files and images included in your web site should be optimized for the Internet (small in size) to minimize demands on server storage and reduce download times.

Manage an Individual Staff Web Page

    All NPS staff who are assigned to a school or administrative site are automatically allocated space for a staff web page. You can access your web page via the W: drive when you are logged into your staff account on any NPS Unified Desktop (UDT) computer within the NPS wide area network (WAN). You can click here to see a list of all active staff web pages. Examining pages others have created can provide some artistic and functional examples you may want to include (or avoid) in your web page. Please keep in mind that your web page may be viewed by people with a variety of web browsers and connection speeds. Informative and fast-loading (relatively simple) web pages can be an effective means of communicating with your students and their parents.

    To edit your staff web page:

  • Log into any UDT computer using your UDT (email) user name and password.
  • Open the W: drive.
  • You should see the files and folders for your web page and may now add, delete, or modify the files. If you have not yet created a web page then you will not see any files until you create them. Have fun!

Manage a School or District Web Site

    Authorized webmasters should be able to access their school's web site via the district shared space (the S: drive) from any NPS Unified Desktop (UDT) computer within our NPS wide area network (WAN).

    If there are multiple wemasters for your site then it is both courteous advisable to inform others when you plan to work on the web site to avoid potential data loss when two people are simultaneously editing files. You may want to appoint a primary webmaster for your site to help manage access to - and help protect - the documents on your web site.

    To edit school web site(s):

  • Log into any UDT computer using your UDT (email) user name and password.
  • Open the S: drive and look for the websites folder.
  • If you are authorized to manage one or more NPS web sites you should be able to open the websites folder and see a list of the sites (listed by 3-digit site code) to which you have been granted access. For example, if you were a webmaster for both NHS and NNHS then you would see a folder named 705 containing the web site for NHS (site 705) and another folder named 710 for NNHS. Most webmasters will only the folder for one site.
  • Double-click the folder for the web site you wish to edit.
  • You should see the files and folders for that web site and may now add, delete, or modify the files.

FTP (Access from Outside the NPS Network)

    These instructions assume you are already familiar with the ftp process and ftp commands. If not, you should use one of the network drive access procedures described above. The ftp commands (listed below in green text) should be entered at an ftp> command-line prompt. You will need to press the enter key after you type each command.

  • ftp to www.norman.k12.ok.us (the NPS web server).
  • When prompted, log in using your NPS UDT/email user name and password.
  • After you have successfully logged in you will need to change directory (cd) to access the files in your web site:
    • If you wish to work on your indivdual staff web page then you should type  cd webpages  to move into your personal webpages directory. When you are logged into a UDT computer located at one of our schools you will see the contents of this directory in your W: drive.
    • Access to school, campus, and department web sites from outside of the NPS wide-area network (WAN) is no longer available as of Fall 2004. We hope to allow such access again at a later date. You should be able to access your indivdual staff web page from outside of our district using ftp. So you might consider using your indivdual staff web site as a transfer point to get files into - and out of - the district. When you return to the NPS WAN you could transfer the files from your individual staff web page (your W: drive) to your school's web site (available from your S: drive).
    • If you wish to work on your school's web site then you should type  cd websites  to move into a directory containing all of the web sites you have permission to manage. Next you should type  cd 123  (replacing "123" with the 3-digit site code for your school) to enter the web site for your school. When you are logged into a UDT computer located at one of our schools you will see the contents of this numbered directory in the corresponding numbered folder in the websites folder on the S: drive:   ( S:\websites\123\ )
  • Then you can use the normal ftp commands - e.g., dir, put, get - to list, upload, and download files. You can type  ?  or  help  to see a list of ftp commands. You can enter the name of a command after the ? to find out what that command does - e.g., enter  ? put  to discover what the put command does.
  • Type  bye  to exit the ftp session when you are finished.


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This page last updated December 30, 2004. We have made every reasonable attempt to insure that our web pages are educationally sound and do not contain links to materials that violate the Norman Public School District's Policies on Internet and Internet Safety for the Computer Network. Opinions expressed on these web pages do not necessarily reflect those of the Norman Public School District. For more information concerning this site please email webmaster@norman.k12.ok.us.