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Introduction to Haverford Sites : your own domain name and web space project

As you prepare for the spring semester, we would like to introduce a new project called Haverford Sites (sites.haverford.edu).

Haverford Sites is a part of the Domain of One’s Own Initiative, which started at the University of Mary Washington and has been adopted by many schools.

The three main goals of the Haverford Sites project are:

  1. WEB LITERACY: Master the tools and technology that make up the web to build your own space online.

  2. DIGITAL IDENTITY: Explore the notion of digital identity and how publishing on the web can frame an identity.

  3. RECLAIM: Learn to take ownership and control over the content you put on the web instead of handing it to third-party publishers.

Haverford Sites provides all students, faculty, and staff with the ability to create their own domain name with designated web space. You can use it for a variety of purposes. For example, you can create a site for courses, labs, research, projects, podcasts, wiki, and blog.

There are a lot of ways to get started with Haverford Sites.

  • On Your Own
  • Individual Meetings
    • We are happy to meet with you individually to discuss how you can utilize Haverford Sites to meet your needs.
  • Class Demos
    • If you decide that you want your students to create a website for your class, we are happy to come to your class and do a demo.

Please note:

  • When you sign up, you have two options: free subdomain name option (e.g. yourname.sites.haverford.edu) or $12/year full domain name option.
  • You have 1GB storage quota on your account.
  • You can move anything you build on Haverford Sites to another hosting provider or to an individual account on Reclaim Hosting, which is the hosting provider for Haverford Sites.
  • All content on Haverford Sites must be in compliance with the college’s Honor Code and Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources.
  • Please see the FAQ and Documentation for more questions.

We hope you will join this project. If you have any questions about Haverford Sites, please let me know.

Have a great spring semester.

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