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UMD Blog is built on the WordPress MultiUser platform, a free, open-source package. It is easy to use and is available to all students, faculty, and staff for personal journaling, academic and organization content hosting.

Some typical users of WordPress blog technology include:

  1. News and announcements
  2. Learning journals
  3. Learning communities
  4. Research project publication
  5. Personal web presence
  6. Resource sharing
  7. Collaborative authoring

Note to Instructors:  If you are planning to use a class blog or multiple individual blogs for a course assignment, please contact learningtools@umd.edu to consult with an instructional designer to discuss best strategies for requesting and using an Edublog WordPress blog.