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.

Features and Benefits: 

More and more of the faculty are implementing WordPress blogs as a writing medium in their coursework.


Faculty can request an account on the Amherst WordPress server for academic use for courses.

Using lynda.com

How to log in and use online software and technology training videos on lynda.com. With Amherst’s campus subscription to lynda.com, students and employees (staff and faculty) can access more than 1,400 training videos that provide software and computer skills instruction. New courses are added every week.