WordPress Blogs for Course Announcements


I discovered today that it takes only a few seconds to set up a WordPress blog.  I plan to use this for my course announcements next semester.  I can still update on my smart phone when needed using the WordPress app. 

Creating the site and entering a couple posts was done within a few minutes.  Uploading a picture for the menu bar took a couple tries because the navigation for resizing the picture was having some flaky problems. 

The New Blog for Course Announcements
The New Blog for Course Announcements

 Adding links was easy- but there was no place to store documents so I am still using the public folder in Dropbox for that.

One advantage for the students is that their is a pull down menu that will allow them to look at messages that are only for their course.  I will not have to battle the artificial 140 character limit either.

 I’ll decide at the end of the semester whether I prefer this to Twitter for updating course announcements.


  1. I also see that using widgets that Word Press supplies it is easy for students to subscribe to a feed vis RSS, or email.

    Finally, I reserved the domain name http://baseballandnotbaseball.com for this website through WordPress. It only cost slightly more than using an outside source and saved a step when making it point at this blog.

    I think I will shut down both the twitter account and http://msumorfords.com before the end of the semester.

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