Introduction

The Office of Communications, University Faculty Assembly Academic Technology Committee, and Information Technology Services has created a new WordPress service platform to support UNE faculty websites, including blog content. The new UNE-branded sites include an easy-to-learn content management system that will let site owners autonomously manage and instantly publish content to their sites.

The sites are available to all current faculty and professional staff for the purpose of showcasing their research, academic interests, and UNE-related work. The sites are expected to amplify faculty work to internal and external audiences with content that augments www.une.edu and other University digital platforms. The sites are not intended to replace content on these platforms. Further, the sites are not intended to be course websites or to serve as data repositories, but, rather, their purpose is to highlight the work of faculty via engaging copy, blog posts, photos, and videos.

Faculty are not required to use this particular platform for their websites and may elect to use an alternate service. UNE offers other types of digital platforms to faculty and professional staff, such as Blackboard and SharePoint, that may better suit their particular needs. To learn more about Blackboard and SharePoint, please contact ITS. To learn more about DUNE (Digital UNE), please contact Library Services. Additionally, social media is a great tool for communicating your work, connecting with peers in your field while expanding your community, creating opportunities for collaboration, and broadening the reach of you and UNE. If you would like to learn more, feel free to reach out to Louise Coburn, social media strategist, who can review opportunities with you.

Features

  • Secure, on-campus hosting
  • 200 MB of file storage
  • A variety of UNE-branded layout options
  • Easy to use site editor (Gutenberg)
  • Blogging capabilities, including tagging
  • Ability to add photos and embed Youtube and Vimeo videos
  • Ability to use social media icons to link site to Site Owner’s social media accounts
  • Ability to post a variety of file types(jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, odt, pptx, ppsx, xls, xlsx, key, mp3, ogg, m4a, wav, mp4, rdata, csv)