UR Blogs is many things:

a blogging platform, a professional website publishing tool, and/or content management system. Services are provided to both faculty and students and is supported by the liaisons at the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology.

Creating a Site/Blog with UR Blogs

To request a blog/site, click here.

A liaison will create the blog/site within 24 hours. You will receive an email when your site is ready.

If you are familiar with building within WordPress, have fun! Otherwise, read more about the WordPress dashboard here, or contact your CTLT liaison for help.

Different Blogging Models for Education

Faculty who want to use UR Blogs as part of their learning environment have several options, including:

  • The “hub and spoke” model, in which individual students or small groups maintain separate sites for their work. These spokes then automatically feed into a central hub established and organized by the faculty member. This approach allows students to have greater control over the organization and display of their own work, while also making it easy for the faculty member (and other students in the course) to review the work of the class as whole.
  • A centralized model, in which all students publish their work directly onto a shared site established and organized by the faculty member. Students have less control over how their work is displayed, but this approach requires less setup, while also making it easier to build community and handle privacy concerns.

Faculty, students, and staff who wish to use UR Blogs for independent projects, eportfolios, etc may also create individual, standalone sites. For more information, please contact your CTLT liaison.

Support

Faculty who need support with a site or blog, please contact your CTLT liaison.

Students who need help importing media or just general help creating a blog post are encouraged to make an appointment with the TLC staff.

Featured Blogs

Current Course Blogs

This table lists UR Blogs in use for the current semester (Spring 2016). For blogs used in previous semesters, visit the Previous Semester Course Blogs list.

CourseDepartmentLevelProfessor(s)
Teaching Science and Social Studies, K-6Education306Stohr-Hunt
Teaching Math, K-6Education327Stohr-Hunt
Action Research IEducation680Laursen
War RhetoricFirst-Year Seminar100Achter
UtopiasFirst-Year Seminar100Watts
Introduction to Earth SystemsGeography250Lookingbill
Geographic Dimensions of Human DevelopmentGeography210Finley-Brook
VA Power DialogGeographyFinley-Brook
Maps and GeovisualizationGeography280Browne, Madron
Walking RichmondJournalismBelt
Jepson Junior Honors TutorialLeadership Studies399Bezio
Critical ThinkingLeadership StudiesBezio
The Politics of Race in the United StatesPolitical Science325Simpson
Money, Politics, and PrisonPolitical Science323Simpson
Introduction to American GovernmentPolitical Science220McGowen
Global GovernancePolitical Science359Datta
City of the DeadReligious StudiesWiniarski
Lost Christianities, Section 1Religious StudiesCobb
Lost Christianities, Section 2Religious StudiesCobb
Media, Culture, and IdentityRhetoric and Communication Studies105Maurantonio
Man Up! Understanding MasculinitiesWellness090Datta, Corn