eTech offers a variety of web support services, including homepage hosting, website creation, and online application development. All web services offered by eTech are free of charge to units within the College of Arts and Sciences:
Website Creation & Support
For academic, research, and service units of A&S, we create websites, blogs, and wikis. We tailor our services to each project based on an assessment of the unit’s needs, audience, and resources, and the condition of the unit’s existing website (if any).
After a website launches, we provide WordPress training to the personnel who’ll be maintaining it, and we’re always happy to answer questions or provide refresher training.
Beginning in fall 2019, faculty, staff, and students who need editing access to any A&S website must complete the A&S Web Accessibility Course prior to receiving their WordPress training and user accounts from eTech.
Academic Departments’ Websites
Websites for academic departments are produced by eTech staff according to a schedule established with the approval of the Dean’s Office. Learn more about our process for academic department websites.
Sites for Sub-Units, Programs & Projects (SUPPs)
eTech hosts and builds websites for many kinds of A&S units and projects, including
- academic programs such as interdisciplinary majors/minors/concentrations
- service centers and institutes
- research groups and labs
- research projects, such as grant-funded projects
- special programs of the Dean’s Office or A&S Student Services
Personal & Student Organization Websites
If you are a faculty member interested in obtaining web space for individual use, visit people.ua.edu.
Students seeking web space for student organizations or other purposes should contact The Source.
Starting a Website Project with eTech
If you would like to redesign an academic department’s website, please read Web Services for Academic Departments.
If you would like to build or update any other type of website, including a course blog, start by completing our website request form. We will email you within one week after you submit the form to set up a meeting.
If you find a problem with any A&S website, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can address it.
Web Application Development
The College offers web application development support for creating online processes and digital forms. Web applications developed by eTech are built in PHP and utilize MySQL for database processing.