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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.

CourseWeb Shutdown January 2026 (OpenETC)

Langara’s CourseWeb sites will shut down in January 2026. For most future WordPress projects, we recommend creating an OpenETC WordPress site.

OpenETC (or opened.ca) is a shared platform for WordPress available to BC educators and students. Sign-up and site creation is quick and easy. You can also export your existing sites from iWeb and import them to your new site on opened.ca.

Note: Theme and plugin availability will differ on opened.ca, and depending on your site, you may need to re-upload and re-link media files.

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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.

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CourseWeb Guide

Click here to view the WordPress 4.1 EasyWP Guide.

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Characteristics of CourseWeb

Characteristic 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:


  1. Under Plugins, activate the Extend KSES plugin.
  2. Under Settings, click on Extend KSES. Check all the checkboxes and save.
  3. To embed media in a page or post: paste its URL (e.g. YouTube video or Flickr photo) between these tags:


    </span><span style="color: red">URL goes here</span><span style="font-weight: bold;color: blue">


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”.
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