Confluence

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What is it? Atlassian Confluence is The College of Wooster’s Pilot Enterprise (campus-wide) wiki. Although Confluence is technically a wiki, we like to think of it as a complete communications solution. In addition to providing wiki functionality, Confluence has the ability to send emails when pages are updated, create custom RSS feeds, attach files, images […]

Edublogs.org

What Is It? Edublogs.org is a free blog hosting service based on the WordPress blogging software. Who Uses It? The service is for faculty and students. How Does It Work? Signing up for an account on Edublogs.org takes all of 20 seconds. Once you register you’ll get a confirmation e-mail and then you are on […]

Wikis on the World Wide Web

Publishing Web pages has never been easier.  Long gone are the days of being forced to learn HTML and complicated web code.  Commercial wiki software makes publishing a breeze.  Although the College of Wooster is currently piloting a campus-wide wiki solution (Confluence), members of the campus community may wish to investigate external wiki publishing solutions.  […]

WordPress.com

What Is It? WordPress.com is a hosted version of the open source WordPress software package where you can start a blog in seconds without any technical knowledge. Who Uses It? There are 4.2 million blogs hosted on WordPress.com ranging from TechCrunch to The New York Times, and from the British Prime Minister to Curt Shilling. […]