ACU Blogs grew out of a desire among faculty at Abilene Christian to make course sites easier to update and more accessible from mobile devices.
In the fall of 2009 WordPress became the blog solution for class blogs and campus blogs helping departments and groups communicate more easily with students and alumni.
In 2011 student portfolio blogs were added to provide instant publishing and archiving of student work over multiple semesters.
Since launch, ACU Blogs has served campus users as they produced thousands of course, campus, and portfolio blogs.
For users new to WordPress, here are a couple places to get help.
- Lynda.com offers a strong course on WordPress Essential Training that introduces basic concepts like working with posts, pages, links, and media on a site.
- Student media specialists in the Learning Studio (upstairs in the library) can help with a range of questions about publishing content to your WordPress site.
- Finally, if you have trouble logging in or gaining access to a blog you’re working with, you can stop by the HelpDesk in the Learning Commons for help as well.