There are three main options for faculty looking to publish content to the web for a class or project:
- WordPress: class or websites that look polished and are easy to maintain
- The main college website: contribute or update content on www.amherst.edu
- Web hosting: IT-hosted server space for DIY web projects
WordPress allows faculty and students to easily create professionally polished looking websites where course writing extends beyond the boundaries of the classroom and becomes a vibrant entity within the social media context. From online e-magazines, to social activist websites to creative writing collections, the applications for blogs are endless.
Faculty and students interested in using WordPress should submit an AskIT ticket.
- Pioneer Valley Soundscapes - MUSI 238 with Jeffers Engelhardt
- LGBT Timeline
- Five College Environmental Action - SOCI 341 with Hannah Holleman
The Amherst College Website (www.amherst.edu) is the College's primary online presence. It provides a web-publishing platform for all departments, constituencies, and individuals associated with the College. Learn more about editing the college website here.
IT can provide a Linux VPS or "virtual private server" for hosting websites for faculty or class projects with requirements that can't be addressed by the College main website or Wordpress. Learn more about web hosting here.