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
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.