DIY Academic Websites

DIY Academic Websites

In this workshop we’ll show you some options for building your own academic website with the goal of developing or refining a professional online presence. This can be a site ranging from an online CV or portfolio, to a developmental space to explore digital pedagogy and scholarship, to an alternative class space online.


  • Start with – You can also watch how to sign up.
  • Domains vs. subdomains – i.e. IDENTITY
  • WordPress vs. Weebly (and others)
  • Being “Mobile Ready”
  • Picking a theme, adding some plugins
    • Time to get creative
    • To blog, or not to blog…
    • To sidebar, or not to sidebar…
  • Professional Elements for Faculty – Galleries, Blog, CV, Course Page, Publications
  • Functionality of your site – What if you want more —> Hosted WordPress

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