UAA Commons Blog & Sites:
Request a Blog or Website in UAA Commons:
- Course Site: Host your open course materials on a website for your students and learners everywhere.
- Individual Blog: Use an individual blog to post your content expertise, for reflection, or as an ePortfolio.
- Group Blog: Create a group blog to share your group’s expertise or project with the world.
If you are looking for a private or more collaborative space to share information for your group members, you might want to explore a Commons group.
Should I start a Blog?
A blog is involves a posting commitment, as your blog readers will want you to publish regular, topical content. These can be for individuals, groups or for your course materials. Blog posts aggregate into “feeds” and readers are able to comment on your posts. A blog is a great place to host announcements for your course, open course content, post your learning experiences, host your ePortfolio, or share your expertise. Blogs are excellent for reflection.
Your blog domain name will be www.example.commons.uaa.alaska.edu, unless you want to forward your own domain name. Your blog will be on the WordPress platform, the most popular and usable blog platform available. Blogging in WordPress is a truly transferable skill (add it your new resume that you host on your new blog:). Your content will be searchable from with all the UAA website search tools, unless you specify otherwise. We have many customizable themes and offer support for users of any level who would like to start a blog.