The Baskin School of Engineering hosts a wide variety of web sites for different BSOE-related research projects, clubs, classes and departments. Any faculty or staff member can request a web site by completing the web site application form.
The BSOE hosts class web pages for every class taught at the BSOE. Instructors and their designees can edit the class web page using Samba, SFTP or SSH. Some class web pages go back to 1996! Starting in Fall 2011, the BSOE began using a new class web page system which is documented here. If you need help editing your class web page, please e-mail email@example.com.
BSOE faculty, staff and students can create personal web pages on our web servers. For more information about how to create a personal web page, please read the BSOE personal web page instructions. PHP scripts can be run from your web home directory. Name the files with a ".php" extension, and PHP will execute them. Other CGI scripts can also be run from home directories. Please see the User CGI FAQ for detailed instructions and troubleshooting steps.
WebDAV can be enabled for web sites and project directories, allowing for file uploads and downloads. Web-only accounts can be created that allow non-BSOE users to access these directories. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to have WebDAV enabled in your web site or project directory.
The BSOE uses Drupal on many of its web sites. Drupal is software that allows non-technical users to edit web pages. There are some helpful Drupal how-to videos avaiable to help you get started using Drupal.
Additionally, the BSOE has developed several custom Drupal modules to help achieve some of the goals of the BSOE web sites.
The BSOE hosts SlugTube, which is a video hosting web site specifically for use by BSOE faculty and staff for videos related to instruction. This site allows users to upload videos in nearly any format, and then converts those videos to flash-based FLV videos, and provides a player that will work in all Flash-enabled web browsers.
The BSOE hosts a Request Tracker web site. This package is typically used to track work orders, bugs and so on through an e-mail and web-based interface. If you would like to use Request Tracker for your group, please e-mail email@example.com.
The BSOE hosts a subversion server for hosting source code and other project data. If you would like to request a Subversion repository, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We host a Gallery installation for storing BSOE-related photo albums.
All BSOE web sites run Webalizer hourly to gather statistics about who is visiting our sites. To view usage information for any web site, just go to https://<site name>/usage/. For example, to view the BSOE's main web site usage, go to https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/usage/. You will need to use your BSOE login name and password to view any web site's usage information.
In order to promote the use of Drupal across the UCSC campus, the BSOE will host Drupal web sites for any staff or faculty. The BSOE webmaster can help with getting your site started and giving you some training on how to maintain your site, but you are responsible for actually performing the site maintenance. For more information, please visit the UCSC Drupal home page.
The BSOE also has activated several Google Apps for BSOE users to use.