Course Web Overview
Law School Information Technology and Educational Technology Departments have created a
simple to use and flexible course web page application.
Posting of all materials and other functions are done using a web browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer allows more
functionality for file display and downloading, but Netscape can be used effectively, as well. Most full time faculty and many
adjunct faculty post materials using this system.
are a few basic features of coursewebs:
do not need to request a web page. One courseweb will be created automatically for each
class, and the faculty member who is designated as the instructor (by Academic Services)
will have rights to edit the web page.
Assitants are automatically given access to coursewebs for all faculty they are assigned.
Carloline Lukaszewski, Manager of Faculty Assistants, maintains the database on the
assignments of faculty assistants to faculty.
students will automatically be given access to all Law School course web pages for those
courses in which they are registered. The registration data maintained by Academic
Services is used to control student access to a courseweb. When students add or drop a
course the registration data for the courseweb will be updated within 24 hours.
For all non CLS students registered in a Law School
course, a form needs to be filled out (in person) at
Registration Services. If a student from another school at
Columbia does not fill out the form, they will not be included in the Law School
registration database. Student access to a courseweb is determined by the
Registration Services registration database.
Faculty and faculty assistants can manage who has access to a courseweb. Faculty
can give their TA edit or read rights to the web page through the
Access Control" feature at the bottom left of the page.
is an import function to facilitate the transfer of files
from previous semesters. See "Importing Previous Semester's Courseweb Material".
folder that is created in the course web can be designated as "public" or
"private". The course description
folder is automatically public. Information about the course for prospective students or
others outside the law school can be added in this folder. Any other folder can also be
made "public" and the pages in the folder can be viewed by the outside world.
Materials designated by the instructor as "public" can be viewed through the
link available at:
materials added to a course web (except the "Course Description") are designated
as "private" by default. If materials are added in the default
"private" mode, only students registered in the course will have access to them.
Anyone else who has a Law School network account can be added to the course as a student
or as a TA with authoring rights by using the
"Manage Access Control" feature.
new feature in Lawnet that was made available for the Fall Semester
2004 was an online seating chart application. Students are able to sign up on the web
through Lawnet to designate their seats in