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Frequently Asked Questions

Please email questions you have that are not listed to or call us at 710-6159.

1. I have video that I need to put on my e-Portfolio site as evidence. Can I do this myself?
Unless you are very familiar with video editing programs, we highly recommend you seek help from one of our well trained Media Center staff members. Keep in mind, however, that putting video on your site is lengthy process and cannot be accomplished during one (or two) e-Portfolio Support appointments. Please give us at least 2 weeks to work with your video so we can get it online for you.

2. Do I have to use Dreamweaver to develop my portfolio?
No. However, Dreamweaver is the Baylor campus standard for developing html documents and is a powerful tool which will help you more and more as your portfolio grows. Our staff does not support any other web-editing programs. However, every computer on campus is equipped with Dreamweaver and Photoshop. The Garden Level Computer Lab at Moody Library is also open 24 hours. Good news if you're working past 9:00 during assessment time.

3. Where do I find personal help if I need it?
Go to the portfolio support page. Help is often available in the Media Center, too. Tell 'um, "Will Sent Ya."
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4. How do I ftp into the host site to place my documents?
See Uploading Files. Go to Managing Files Explanation for further explanation.

5. Can I use images taken off the web (google images) and use it on my e-Portfolio?
No. Images on the web are often too low in resolution to see clearly on an evidence page. In addition, if your the image you use is copyrighted, legal ramifications can result.

6. I uploaded my site to the server, but my browser says it cannot find the page?
Make sure that the first page to be opened is named index.html and that there are no spaces at the end of the name. Index.html is the file the browser looks for when it accesses your site. If it doesn't find it, it doesn't know what to do!

7. What about Appleworks?
Some student candidates working with WISD experience problems opening documents created in Appleworks. To open the Appleworks files in other text editors such as Microsoft Word, you must save them as .rtf (rich text format).