How-To Guides

Blogs

Blogs are websites that allow users to easily write up text, post pictures, add videos, and other media. Unlike a traditional website, blogs are suited for regular updates in a post/comment format and allow for multiple authors and commenters to participate.

Teaching with Blogs

Blogs are a useful tool for teaching in a number of ways.

  • Spur discussion on a topic before or after a class by blogging about the class.
  • Encourage peer interaction by having students create thier own blogs and commenting on each others blogs.
  • Publish blogs publicly to gather external input and feedback on work.

Getting Started with Blogging

UW offers a Wordpress blog service to all faculty and staff with a NetID. Visit UW Blogs Network Tutorial Page for more a step-by-step guide to setting up a blog.

UW IT Connect has published a limited set of documentation on how to install a blog on your UW server space for academic purposes.

Additional information and resources are available below, including direct links to blog hosting sites that you can use to get started:

Blog Information and Resources

Third-Party Blog Hosting Providers

 

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