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Blogs at Ryerson

WordPress is our blogging platform powered by WordPress Multisite, external link. This site is intended to provide the Ryerson community with an alternative to the static website method of content delivery. Blogs can be used to enhance classroom communication and writing skills, as well as give a voice to groups and individuals.

  • Can be used as a personal blog or portfolio
  • Online 'blog' assignments and collaborative writing
  • Open sharing of course content
  • Department blog

Getting Started 

To get started or to learn more about using the WordPress multisite, please visit Request a Blog.

About 

In short, a weblog, or more commonly, a blog, is a frequently updated publication of thoughts and comments in the form of a website. The activity of updating a blog is known as "blogging". A blog site has journal-type entries displayed in reverse chronological order.

Most people use a blog as:

  • A journal or diary, where content is added or updated regularly.
  • A static website, where changes are not made regularly, but can be easily made, without have to knowing the nitty-gritty of website design. A blog typically has a simplistic way of adding (and modifying) content, which makes it ideal for general users and quick updates.

Using Blogs in the Classroom 

Blogging assignments are great for increasing collaboration and discussion amongst students. You can give marks on their individual assignments, but also on the comments and feedback they provide to their peers’ writing. Using the Wordpress Blog platform, you have the option of creating one blog with all students in the course as authors, or alternatively each student can have their own blog. Regardless of which option, the instructor can setup a page to aggregate and collect every student posting.

Support 

For Wordpress support, please contact us.