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
Get a CourseWeb Account
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.
Characteristics of CourseWeb
Generally speaking, CourseWeb is for student projects and because CourseWeb is available to anyone to create a blog, some of the functionality has been limited.
|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”.|