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Worksite Setup allows you to access your sites, manage any sites that you maintain, and create new sites. If you have a role that allows it, you can use this tool to make changes to information about a site, to the tools available in the site, and to the access permissions of the site.
Create a Site
Select Worksite Setup from the Tool Menu in the left sidebar of your OWL Homepage.
Click Create New Site tab on the top of the page.
Choose to either create a course site or project site.
After selecting a site type, click the Continue button.
Select an Academic Term (Course Site only) and click the Continue button.
When creating a course site for an official Western course, select the appropriate Academic Term containing the course.
Instructors must be officially enrolled in a course roster in the Office of the Registrar in order to select an academic term and create the course in
OWL. Please consult with your department if the academic term that you are looking for is not listed.
Select the course section (Course Site only).
Select the checkbox beside the course section you want to create.
Please consult with your department if the course section that you are looking for is not listed. You may not be listed as the approved instructor of the section for the current term yet.
Note: OWL will automatically detect if a site already exists; if this is the case, it will alert you with a message. If you would still like to proceed with a new site, click the 'Select Anyway' link.
Multiple Sections & Cross-listed Sites
Selecting multiple course sections will combine multiple rosters into one site. Combining multiple sections or course rosters can be helpful if you are teaching a course with multiple labs, tutorials, or a cross-listed course and intend to teach them from the same shared course site.
Click the Continue button.
Enter site information and click Continue.
Select tools to include in your site.
Some tools will prompt you for additional information or further customization on the next page.
Note: You can adjust the Tools List for your site later through Site Info.
For more information about the available tools, please see OWL Tools.
Click the Continue button.
Set site access and click Continue.
Review and confirm site setup.
If you need to make revisions to your site setup, click the Back button to visit the previous pages.
Click the Create Site button to finish creating your site.
Edit a Site
Many of the functions of the Worksite Setup tool mirror those of the Site Info tool; Worksite Setup is available through Home, whereas Site Info is available in each site.
To edit a site:
Note: You may only select one site at a time to edit.
Adjust the site settings and information.
This page has the same function and options as a site's Site Info tool. For more information about the different options, please see Site Info.
Delete a Site
Course and project sites in OWL can only be deleted by system administrators. Please contact us to request a site deletion.