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Blogging at Portland Community College

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Screenshot of browser at blogs.pcc.edu

We are now piloting a platform for blogs at PCC. For those not familiar, a blog is a website consisting of posts about a certain subject, or area of interest. A good blog will publish posts on a regular basis – daily, or weekly.

We, on the web team, have been working to set up a platform that is both fun and easy to use. Some of the awesome features include:

It’s easy to get started
You just need a web browser and an Internet connection. There is no special software to download, or install.
Blogging is always more fun with friends
You don’t have to do this alone. Each blog can have multiple authors. Get some other people involved to help write posts for your blog.
Get ready to start a conversation
You write a post and hit ‘publish’… but that’s only the beginning. Commenting allows your readers to give immediate feedback and opinions.

Who’s it for?

At the moment, we’re testing out the platform as a way to enhance websites on www.pcc.edu. The newest blog posts will be embedded directly into your existing site. For example, take a look at the web team’s page about blogging.

How do I get started?

Are you the content owner of en existing program/resource site on www.pcc.edu? Simply send us a message with the following information:

  • The address of your current website
  • List of authors who would have access to create posts
  • A short description of what you plan to do with your blog

About Gabriel Nagmay

Hey there. I am a web analyst for Portland Community College. This means that I am responsible for the design, implementation, care and feeding of our public website and related sites. more »

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PCC offers this limited open forum as an extension of the respectful, well-reasoned discourse we expect in our classroom discussions. As such, we welcome all viewpoints, but monitor comments to be sure they stick to the topic and contribute to the conversation. We will remove them if they contain or link to abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, off-topic items, or spam. This is the same behavior we require in our hallways and classrooms. Our online spaces are no different.

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