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Posting your Multimedia Project on the Internet
Grade: 6-12
Required products: MultiMedia Lab V
Materials
  • Multimedia Lab V
  • Computer with Internet connection
    Overview
    Students learn how to post multimedia projects they've created in Multimedia Lab V onto the Internet.
    Instructions
    First, you need to ensure that your school has a web server where you can post projects. Before you begin, you need to have the following information:

    - FTP hostname
    - Username
    - Password
    - Path where web pages should be uploaded

    Once you have this information, here are the steps to upload a project:

    1. Run Multimedia Lab V and open the project you want to post.
    2. Go the menu and choose File > Publish Web Page > on the Internet.
    3. Enter your FTP hostname (such as ftp.toolfactory.com), username, and password (these will be provided by your internet provider), and click "Connect".
    4. Choose a path where you'll upload the project by double-clicking on it. You should either choose the path you discovered above (where web files should be uploaded) or a subdirectory under this path.
    5. Upload your project. Depending on your connection speed and the size of your project, this could take tens of minutes or even hours.

    Your project is now Internet-accessible. To load it from a browser, you need to find out from your network administrator how web pages are accessed from your school's web server. The filename will be your project name terminated with ".htm" or ".hta". For example, a project called Newspaper that I upload to the path "paul" on my web server might be accessed with the URL "http://www.toolfactory.com/paul/Newspaper.htm".
    Follow-up Activities
    The possibilities are endless!
    Students create a school newspaper that they publish online and update periodically.
    Students create online portfolios of their schoolwork to show off to friends and relatives.