Creating an Online NoteBook

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In my review of the versatile Circus Ponies NoteBook I noted its ability to export your NoteBook as a web site. The following is a step-by-step tutorial on how to do this using the people.ysu.edu web space provided to faculty by Youngstown State University. The same basic steps should apply equally well to other FTP sites.

1. Create a NoteBook

Create the NoteBook you want to export to the web. Include any audio, video or downloadable files. Do not include sticky note annotations as they are not currently supported for web export.

1. Create a NoteBook

2. Export as a Website

Choose: File->Export as a Website->To the Web…

2. Export as a Website

3. FTP Export

All faculty at Youngstown State University have free web space available through the poeple.ysu.edu server. To access this space make sure the “Export to:” dropdown menu is set to “FTP Server”. Your user name and password should be the same are those used to access your MyYSU email. After entering this information click “Next”.

*Note: At this stage you can also select which pages will be uploaded and whether or not you want the Circus Ponies logo page (which includes the title of your NoteBook) to appear on your site. Scroll down to #8 below to see this cover page.

3. FTP Export

4. Web Site Folder

Before exporting your NoteBook you want to make sure the “Site name:” is correct. This is the name that will be added to your people.ysu.edu site. The URL for your site is going to be http://people.ysu.edu/~your_username/site_name. At this point you also want to make sure that the “Folder:” is set to public_html. If it is you can skip to step 7. If it is not click on “Set…” button.

4. Web Site Folder

5. Changing the Destination Folder

If you have previously exported your NoteBook as a web site to the local “Sites” folder on your computer, you may need to change the “Folder:” location. To do this, click on the “Set:” button.

5. Changing the Destination Folder

6. Selecting a New Destination Folder

Single click on the public_html folder and then click the “Choose” button.

6. Selecting a New Destination Folder

7. Export Your NoteBook

Click on the “Export” button. Your site should now upload to your personal web space.

7. Export Your NoteBook

8. Check Your Site Online

To make sure you site has been properly uploaded, enter the (long and cumbersome) URL into your browser. You should see the Circus Ponies logo along with the title of your NoteBook.

8. Check Your Site Online
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