Toolkit item

WordPress

Blogs with extended functionality

Instructor and/or student blogs with comments for resource sharing, reflection and discussion. Allows for multiple levels of access. Could also be used as a repository for student work. Durham University Business School currently host WordPress on internal servers.

WordPress
Free
Desktop, mobile
If using WordPress.com (rather than a university-hosted WordPress site) users should be aware that content they post on is not held on a university-owned server. If material posted here is used for formal assessment, this material should also be submitted via a university-owned platform (preferably duo). Staff should make alternative arrangements for students who have reason not to use this site.

Users should ensure that they understand who will be able to see content they post, and how to change privacy settings. Staff must adhere to the university's information security policies. Students should review the university's guidance on Online safety

Both staff and students should ensure that content posted adheres to copyright law; see the university's guidance on Copyright Licensing. Third-party materials should be referenced as they would be in traditional academic work.

Light touch: The Educational Development Unit can support Business School staff in getting started with the basics.

Yes
WordPress User Guide
Blog/journal

Group task

Individual activity

WordPress site for an MSc module in digital cultures (MSc Digital Education, University of Edinburgh) WordPress site for management simulation (Dr Roz Sunley, Winchester Business School)