Blogs at Tufts
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform that allows users to easily create attractive, customizable content for the Web. Initially designed as blogging software, WordPress is now in use for website and course site creation, content management, online collaboration, newsletters, portfolios, blogs and more. With a focus on design, usability, and Web standards, WordPress makes it easy to publish professional-looking content, to integrate your content with other forms of social media, and to share your content with other users anywhere on the Web.
For faculty, staff, students, departments and organizational units, UIT (University Information Technology) offers a suite of tools including the very popular WordPress blogging tool. If you would like a blog hosted on the Tufts system, please visit Spark Tools for Tufts for more information.
Wikis at Tufts
Wikis allow small groups to add, revise and edit Web content, so it is a natural tool for most collaborative writing activities. A wiki is a page or site that is fully editable from a browser using a simple "mark-up" language. Like a website, it allows for non-linear linking of individual wiki pages. Whenever a wiki page is edited, a new version of the page is created with the old version being archived for site editors’ reference.
For faculty, staff, students, departments and organizational units, UIT (University Information Technology) offers a suite of tools including a wiki tool. If you would like to set up a wiki on the Tufts system, please visit Spark Tools for Tufts for more information.