After a successful pilot year in 2014, Academic Technology Services has supported course websites in the form of Bard Course Blogs. Course Blogs is powered by WordPress, "a semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability."

    WordPress is a flexible, extensible and elegant web site publishing tool - ideal for "dedicated" beginners.

    An academic blog is an excellent course supplement for professors in search of
    a web-based, non-LMS course collaboration space.


  • Course Blogs are intended for academic course-use only. Contact web services for program website support.
  • After your class has ended, your course blog will be archived for you. We'd be happy to show you how to back up your WordPress sites on your own for future use.
  • We offer a limited number of (tested, stable) plugins and themes. Please contact us to request consideration for additional plugins and themes.


    Use the form (via the button below) to request your course blog.

Learning WordPress

    Schedule a consultation with ATS to discuss your plans for your course blog and we can work together to customize the blog (visibility, theme, plugins) accordingly. Then, learn more about WordPress.

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