Q: What can I do with MiniSites?
- You must include a start page named index.html.
- Your files must be zipped together, with index.html at the root level. (Click here for more information on creating a zip file.)
- Any links in your files that reference other files must be relative links.
- Don't include any files that require server-side code.
- The zip file must not exceed 500mb.
The file you upload will be unzipped and stored by our server, and a block will be added to your class page either linking to or embedding your index.html file.
Absolute & Relative Links
Using relative links will ensure your pages and content look the same on PowerSchool Learning as they did on your local computer. Absolute links contain a full path to an image, html document, or other liked file. Because your MiniSite files will be stored in the file system of our server, absolute links like C:/Users/Bob/Pictures/image.jpg will not work. Relative links, like files/image.jpg or ../images/logo.png, define the location of a file in relation to the current page, and will work properly with MiniSites. If you are using a program that exports to HTML it likely uses relative links by default, so you shouldn't have to worry about this.
Server-Side & Client-Side Code
As long as you stay within these requirements the rest is up to you. Below are a few examples of things you can do with MiniSites.
- Enable students to view a Powerpoint or Keynote presentation from within your class.
- Add Flash Animations, Games, or Tools to your class pages.
- Include custom websites or Java Applets as examples for a programing class
Check out this article for more information on using MiniSites to embed content into your class: Embed a Widget using MiniSites
You can also view a video tutorial on using MiniSites here: Learn how to use MiniSites to bring HTML into your class