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Microsoft Word - Web Pages

Introduction

Saving a Word document as a Web Page is a feature of Word in the Microsoft Office Suite. Once a document has been saved in HTML format, it can be referenced in any other document as a hyperlink.

For some students with cognitive disabilities, imbedding hyperlinks into the course syllabus to required reading eases the search process and aids in accessing the course material. Additionally, imbedding hyperlinks to supplemental explanations of complex concepts in course reading material aids some students with comprehension and recollection.

 

Please click below for an audio of the introduction to the Web Page feature of MS Word.

 

Instructions on How to Use the Web Page Feature of MS Word

Please click here PDF download to download a pdf version of the instructional guide to Web Page feature of MS Word (Windows version).

Please click here PDF download to download a pdf version of the instructional guide to Web Page feature of MS Word (Mac version).

 

Please click below for a video demonstration of how to use the Web Page feature of MS Word.

Demo: Converting Word to Web Pages (Windows version)

Converting Word to Web Pages (Mac version)

Technical Requirements and Where to Access MS Word

MS Word Technical Requirements:

Mac Requirements (MS Office 2008 for Mac:)

  • Intel, PowerPC G5 or PowerPC G4 (500 MHz or faster) processor
  • Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1.5 GB hard drive

Windows Requirements (MS Office Pro 2007):

  • 500 MHz processor speed or higher
  • Windows XP SP 2, Server 2003 SP1 or later
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 2 GB hard drive

Go to http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/product.aspx?re_ms=oo&family=officepr... to download a 60 day free trial of MS Office Pro 2007;

 

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/Office2008/trial-download.mspx to download a 30 day free trial for MS Office 2008 for Mac.

 

Picture of an MS Word document converted to HTML format.

Reviews

Every e-Tool in the e-Toolbox was reviewed by either a UDI Online Project research and design team member, or one or several faculty at five partner institutions who incorporated a specific e-Tool into an online or blended course they taught. Faculty from these partner institutions also requested that students review the e-Tool included in a course or products created through the use of the e-Tool (e.g., documents, videos, audio clips, or other items). Likert scale surveys with open-ended questions were used by respondents.  Feedback from the reviewing UDI Online team member or faculty who used a tool is presented in addition to student ratings when available.  

 

e-Tool Review Results

Faculty e-Tool Review Results
Number of faculty reviewers: 1

A member of the project research and design team has reviewed this e-tool. Since it is more likely that instructors will be familiar with creating, editing, and formatting Microsoft Word Documents, these skills can be adapted for creating the content of a web page by converting a Word Document into a web page. Coding html would not be required. There are some limitations to using this technique. It would be most appropriate to convert text heavy pages with few links and pictures since links and pictures may have to be coded manually once the web page has been uploaded to a server depending on the platform being used. The pictures files would also have to be manually added to the server. This e-Tool is most appropriate for converting a text document to a web page.

 

Student e-Tool Review Results

Number of students who took the survey: 23

Number of students with learning disabilities who took the survey: 1

1. The tool was easy to use.

Picture of review results-33% of student reviewers strongly agreed that this e-tool was easy to use. 39% of student reviewers agreed that this e-tool was easy to use.  17% of student reviewers felt unsure this e-tool was easy to use. 11% of student reviewers strongly disagreed that this e-tool was easy to use.

2. The tool assisted me with the following: (Select all that apply)

 Picture of results -47% of student reviewers used this e-tool to understand course requirements.  47% of student reviewers used this e-tool to reduce physical demands and to allow maximum attention to learning.  29% of student reviewers used this e-tool to facilitate communication with other students in the class. 71% of student reviewers used this e-tool to facilitate communication with their instructor.  53% of student reviewers used this e-tool to demonstrate their understanding of the course content.

3. Please comment on the benefits of using the tool in the course.

  • Convenient and easy to use. Interactive component was more "real life."
  • Very easy to use and was much quicker than hand writing.
  • It was easy to use and allowed me to complete work at my own pace (as long as I had each section handed in by the due date).
  • Makes it easy to coordinate and make the class requirements run smoother.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed using the tool- it was convenient and easy.
  • It was nice to have time to complete the assignment on my own time and work through it at my own pace making sure I was thorough.
  • Interactive and personalized to each student.Anxiety of a timing requirement was nullified.

 

4. Please comment on any drawbacks of using the tool.

  • The only downside (not seen in this class) is that a professor can use these types of tools to avoid teaching all the material him/herself.
  • Some time lag between e-mails especially over the weekend.