Here’s a video tour of the new UBC Blogs:
We have some great news – UBC Blogs is going social! The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and UBC Public Affairs have consulted and partnered with different faculties and groups to enhance the UBC blogs platform.
We’re bringing the UBC community together: you’ll be able to participate in groups, forums, or blog discussions around any academic or campus life topic. In addition to blogs, you will be able to create your own public or private groups and forums. You may also decide to share your profile, your academic and personal interests, as well as your participation in blogs, groups, and forums.
Once you log in, you will be redirected to your personal profile page. Here is some important stuff: Your UBC Blogs username and your display name are very likely identical to your CWL. If this is the case, once you log in, you will be prompted with an option to change it. We strongly recommend that you do it.
Once you change your UBC Blogs username, you will be required log back in with your CWL. By default, your profile is set to private. You can change your profile to public to share your profile and activity in blogs, groups, and forums with other members of the UBC Community (we hope that you do!).
To manage your blogs, simply click on blogs within your profile tabs. From this page, you’ll be able to view or go to the dashboard of any of your blogs.
What is it for?
The new UBC Blogs can be used in many different ways.
For teaching and learning, the new UBC Blogs will:
- Include easy to use web technology for course and other academic needs (e.g. creating a private research or course forum for collaboration purposes).
- Facilitate the easy creation of departmental, group or campus-wide interactive web space (e.g. joining a public Faculty of Science discussion group).
- Provide easier access to create, share and republish UBC learning resources (e.g. publishing your documentation as a PDF book using the UBC Wiki).
For communication and marketing, the new UBC Blogs will:
- Create an online community for faculties, departments or any UBC initiatives.
- Provide a departmental communication and marketing tool (e.g. using social media as a method to reach out to prospective students).
- Enable a social networking space for various students needs, initiatives or clubs (e.g. joining a Thunderbirds’ hockey fans group).
- Connect students, faculty, and staff through managed forums and groups that can be focused around various aspects of studying, working or living at UBC.
For content management, the UBC Blogs will:
- Add private groups and forums to your websites
- Enable your department to have an intranet-like group space.
- Work hand in hand with the UBC Wiki for sharing your UBC resources.
The UBC Blogs are for any member of the UBC community, whether student, faculty or staff.
All you need is love and your CWL!
Let us know how you like it! Send your questions, comments or feedback to email@example.com.
Web Strategy Manager
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology