Websites and Web Hosting

Websites and Web Hosting

This page describes the website and web hosting options available from LS IT, along with information about additional options from other service providers.

LS Department and Program Websites

LS IT is responsible for providing infrastructure for all LS department and program websites.

Department and program websites are are on different content management systems:

Course Websites and Course Materials

LS IT does not currently support hosting of course websites or course material.

We strongly recommend that all course materials be hosted through Canvas, the official campus course management system. Canvas is certified to meet federal accessibility guidelines, it has 24x7x365 support, and UC Davis students expect to find course materials on Canvas.

You can find more information about Canvas at:

https://canvas.ucdavis.edu

You can find a variety of Canvans support resources at:

https://wheel.ucdavis.edu/

Weebly.com for Personal, Lab, Project and Event Websites

LS IT licenses the Weebly website development platform, and it is available to all Letters and Science faculty at no cost.

Weebly provides an easy to use, drag-and-drop platform for quickly creating attractive websites.

Weebly can be used for:

  • faculty personal sites,
  • lab or working group public sites, and
  • project or event sites.

Click here to request a Weebly account.

Event and Conference Websites

For event and conference sites, you have several options:

  • With department chair/program director approval, LS IT can create a section on a department or program website for a conference or other event. This section can include text, images, files, etc. We can include a registration and/or abstract or proposal submission mechanism that presents a form to visitors and emails the information from the form to the event organizers.
  • Create a site in Weebly (see above). Weebly sites can include simple registration forms that will email results to the organizers.
  • Create a site in the Faculty WordPress service (see below).
  • If you need to accept payments or recharge for registration for a conference or other event, LS IT cannot currently provide that service. We recommend that you contract with Campus Events and Visitor Services (CEVS) for this service. CEVS provides a range of event website services, including paid (or campus recharge) registrations and abstract submissions. You can find information on CEVS event services here: https://cevs.ucdavis.edu/Public/?SRVC=EVENT

 

Personal, Lab and Project Websites

Most Letters and Science department and program websites include functionality to create individual profiles including biosketch information, photos, CVs, publications lists, etc. These profiles are available to faculty, lecturers, graduate students, and staff.

LS IT currently does not offer design or custom web programming services other than for department and program websites.

There are a number of free and low-cost options available for creating and hosting custom websites:

If you use an external web host, LS IT may be able to provide redirection services to point yoursite.ucdavis.edu to the external host. These requests are subject to campus policy regarding external hosting. Please submit a ticket to request this service.

 

Custom Web Application Development

LS IT web application development efforts are primarily focused on creating business applications for our departments and programs, so we do not currently offer custom application development services. If you have a business application need, please submit a ticket.

For other web application development needs, we recommend contacting IET Academic Technology Services (ATS) at:

https://ats.ucdavis.edu/

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