Blogs, Wikis and more

ITS offers server space and hosted web applications such as blogs and wikis for Swarthmore College faculty and staff projects[1]. ITS recommends WordPress for blogging or basic content management. MediaWiki is ideal for collaborative documentation and research. We are also happy to discuss other options to suit individual projects. In most cases, ITS will install and manage the requested software. The faculty or staff members leading the project will take responsibility for day to day administration of their site(s), including managing account access, supervising content, monitoring software functions, and notifying ITS of any problems.

To request a blog or wiki or for more information, please contact a member of the Swarthmore College Web Projects Team.

WordPress

WordPress LogoWordPress is a highly flexible platform for both blogging and website content management. If you're interested in using WordPress in conjuction with your Moodle course visit our documentation. If you're thinking of using WordPress for a larger project, send a description to help@swarthmore.edu to start a conversation with our Academic Technologists.

Training Resources for WordPress

MediaWiki

MediaWiki Logo
MediaWiki is the underlying software used by Wikipedia making MediaWiki the most familiar wiki platform used on the web today. MediaWiki can be used for collaborative websites, note taking, knowledge management and documentation websites.

  1. ITS does not provide website hosting for student groups, student groups can request website hosting from the Swarthmore College Computer Society (SCCS).