Judy Durkin

Create a Website with Muse and Dropbox

Curriculum Published 7/13/14 Last updated on 5/16/18

This is an interactive sheet of directions for students to create a website in Muse and use a Dropbox Public folder as the server. It is a great work-around for students who cannot afford website hosting, and it is a great introduction to Muse.

There are no directions on how to use Muse. I teach InDesign before I teach Muse. Muse is very similar to InDesign, so the transition is not too difficult. I demonstrate Muse and then direct my students to seek out videos on tv.adobe.com. The sheet contains assignment requirements, suggestions for content, and how to publish using Dropbox.

Also included is a rubric for the project.

Finally, a quick, free solution for students to publish websites. In the past, their websites were never "live"- now that will change, and I am certain that their enthusiasm will change, too. I am collaborating with core subject teachers to have my students do one of the research projects as a website instead of a typed paper!

Age Levels
1+ Week
Content Standards
21st Century Skills Framework
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
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Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/21/18 1:39:59 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Clint Balsar

Posted on 1/6/15 7:08:10 PM Permalink

This works so well! Thanks for sharing this tip.

Denise Dejonghe

Posted on 12/12/14 8:01:59 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing! I never thought of using Dropbox's public folder as server space. Your rubric lists great areas for your students to focus on when creating a quality website.

Mats Soderberg

Posted on 12/12/14 3:15:59 AM Permalink

Great resource, thanks for sharing

Tom Marshall

Posted on 12/10/14 9:48:18 PM Permalink

Very well conceived and constructed lesson that could be adapted for broader use in web design and development lessons.

The only addition I would make after a quick look at your rubric would be to include appreciation of the opimisation [Australian spelling] of the graphics students use.

Thanks very much for making this available.

Gordan Graham

Posted on 7/31/14 3:44:58 PM Permalink

Awesome, I would like to use this in my curriculum