CourseWeb is Langara College’s implementation of WordPress.
CourseWeb has two main content types – posts and pages – and many other features such as commenting, links, tagging & RSS feeds which make it a powerful tool. Each of these features is described below. Most blogs have a primary “author” or owner, but Langara’s CourseWeb allows for multiple editors and contributors to the site.
For a more detailed explanation of blogging, click here to check out the WordPress site.
How to Use CourseWeb
Anyone can get a CourseWeb account. Click here to sign up for a CourseWeb account. You will then create your blog (or blogs) on that account.Back to top of page
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Characteristics of CourseWeb
|Who can request a blog||Anyone with a Langara email address, and the blog is automatically generated. Students can therefore request their own blog site.|
|Who can be added to blog user list||Anyone with a valid email address can be added to users list by blog owner.|
|Who can create Content||Only members of a blog’s User List may contribute content (see above for who can be added to the User List).|
|Who can view blog, Pages, or Posts||Some privacy options are available.|
|Who can Comment on Pages or Posts||Anyone, as allowed by owner.|
|Adding Media to Pages or Posts||Media can be linked to or embedded. To embed media:
|Adding specialized Code to pages||Not allowed, except code listed as “protected” by Extend KSES.|
|Customizing Templates||Not allowed. Must select from list of available templates and use as “off the shelf”.|