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WordPress Instructional Uses

Looking for a way to engage your students with course materials in a more meaningful way outside the classroom? A class blog using WordPress might be part of your solution! LSA Instructional Support Services can help support your blogging needs, including help with site design, activity development, training, and integration with your course, no matter which platform you decide upon.  However, for class blogs, we mainly recommend using a Wordpress.org hosted on our servers.

      Examples of Student Activities
  • Respond to readings

  • Maintain a writer’s notebook or journal

  • Post reflective, exploratory, or open entries about learning experiences

  • Share student-generated research or links related to class content

  • Practice writing skills such as developing voice, considering tone, drafting, peer review, etc.

  • Create a showcase for final projects

  • Craft an online image or presence
      Examples of Instructor Activities
  • Communicate announcements, share content and assignments  

  • Share instructor-generated exercises or prompts

  • Build community within your class

  • Create a public place where student work can be “published”


Contact the ISS Learning Technologies and Consulting group to speak with an instructional consultant abut your ideas of incorporating a blog or website into your course.  The ISS consultants can assist in planning the blog objectives and expectations, creating and setting up the initial site, providing instructor training on using WordPress, and providing insight on blogging assignments.  To schedule a consultation, call 734-615-0099 or email lsa-iss-ltc@umich.edu.