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New blogging system comes to campus

BGSU has a new system for blogging that makes it easier than ever to keep your community updated on your current events, opinions, pictures, videos and more. Students, faculty and staff are invited to log in to the site using their BGSU user name and password to create a blog. Anyone with an email address at bgsu.edu can sign up instantly and be blogging in minutes.

Located at http://blogs.bgsu.edu, the system uses the open source WordPress Multi-User system that allows bloggers to:

• Choose from over 40 themes to make their blog unique (with more on the way)
• Customize their blog quickly and easily with widgets
• Create a podcast by uploading mp3 files
• Enable the Podpress plug-in and get their podcast on iTunes

Users of the old blog system at mybgsuonline.com can quickly export their blogs to the new system. Blogging is also now easier because all blogs provide an RSS feed.

Users in need of more than one blog can obtain others at the http://blogs.bgsu.edu home page. Departments, academic centers and student organizations are welcome to start blogging on the new system immediately. For support information, contact the Student Technology Center at 2-9277.

The new system represents a collaboration between Information Technology Services and the Center for Online and Blended Learning (COBL).

August 25, 2008