OER Workshop Two WordPress and Other Things

OER Workshop Two, WordPress and Other Things, took place today 21 March, facilitated by Joss Winn. This was planned as a catch-up session on Creative commons licences and searching for OER  for those who missed the first workshop and then to introduce using WordPress for those new to blogging. These workshops are also opportunities for participants to ask questions about the technical ‘behind the scenes’ aspect of the Embedding OER project.

OER Workshop Two. WordPress and Other Things  OER Workshop Two. WordPress and Other Things

WordPress blogs are hosted on University of Lincoln servers and accessed using network userids and passwords. Go to http://blogs.lincoln.ac.uk  and you will see a page looking something like this.  Sign in.

blogs.lincoln.ac.uk log in page

The page will change and at the top left corner is the link to Create a New Site.

WordPress - Create a Site link

Sites support both blogs posts and pages. Once you are on the Dashboard of your new blog, you will see a Help link at the top right of the screen.

WordPress blog Help link

This Help link directs you to the WordPress.org Support Forums where there is advice on getting started as well as links to dozens of useful WordPress lessons. If you need any additional help with your new blog on campus, contact Sue Watling swatling@lincoln.ac.uk, Joss Winn jwinn@lincoln.ac.uk or Julian Beckton jbeckton@lincoln.ac.uk for some one-to-one support.