comp 1850 | web design and development one

student websites


If you're a student in COMP 1850, review the following information to access your site. If you're not a student in this course, this will probably be pretty meaningless to you!

student account setup

Each student has a personal webspace. This space is exclusively yours, with your own username and password. You will need to use a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client to move your files between the server and your local work station. In class, we will use FileZilla.

  • Accounts are created in the system with the assistance of your instructor
  • Be prepared to enter your:
    • directory name - your myBCIT name is a good option (what's that?)
    • username - does not have to be the same as directory name
    • password - must include one uppercase character, one punctuation character and one digit
  • Instructor will have you enter your information to create account
  • The account is created immediately
  • Your URL will be:[your_directory_name]

use ftp to connect to your account

  1. Launch FileZilla from your Start Menu (choose All Programs and locate FileZilla in listing).
  2. Select File > Site Manager
  3. Click on New Site in the bottom left corner of the dialogue box. The New Site will appear in the window above; rename it COMP 1850
  4. Host:
  5. Port: 21
  6. Logon Type: Normal
  7. User: [your_username]
  8. Password: [your_password]
  9. Account: leave blank
  10. Click Connect (bottom)

add your home page to the course members list in myBCIT

  1. Login to myBCIT.
  2. Click the My Courses tab.
  3. Click View your myBCIT course homepages & WebCT courses.
  4. Click on the Intro to Web Dev and Design link.
  5. Locate and click on the Members link in the left hand navigation menu.
  6. Find your name and click toadd your home page.
  7. In the Title field, enter something like "My homepage" (without the quotes).
  8. In the URL field, enter[your_directory_name].
  9. Click Submit.
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