This screencast will show you how to add a post in WordPress (the blogging platform here at Princeton University) and also how to add an image to that post and embed a YouTube video into that same post.
Welcome to the new ETC blog! Most of the writing and all of the keywording (is that a word?) are mine. The photography is Lorene Lavora’s. But this latest incarnation of this blog owes its look and feel and remarkable functionality to Michael Muzzie, Senior Web Developer in OIT’s Academic Services. It is our collective hope that members of the University community will like what they see here and then contact Michael to start their own blogs!
For more than 15 years, Princeton University has sponsored a series of technology seminars. Part of the outreach efforts of its IT department, these Lunch ‘n Learn seminars invite customer friendly speakers with varied affiliations to explore a wide array of cutting edge technology topics. During the past five years, Lorene Lavora and I sought to transform the existing series into fully integrated outreach, with these blog posts, very high quality podcasts, RSS feeds, and through Facebook, all in all a demonstration of how a small outreach office with sophisticated collaboration tools can leverage its resources.
Here is the presentation we gave at our Technology Spotlight Session on 5/10/2010. The topic was Course Blogs. Movable Type, WordPress and how to request a course blog in Blackboard were discussed at this session. If you need help setting up a blog for your Humanities course, please feel free to contact us.
Here is the handout from the session (this handout was developed by Web Development Services, ETC): Technology Spotlight Sessions: Course Blogs (PDF)