On Sunday, October 8, 2023, there will be maintenance performed on the hard nodes in our web hosting provider’s US-based data center, where our academic.wlu.edu WordPress server is located. 

Your site(s) will be offline for a short period of time — 10-20 minutes — between 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm EST. If you must work on your site during this time, please save your work often.

If you have questions or concerns, contact the ITS Information Desk at 540.458.4357 (HELP) or help@wlu.edu.

Want to have your students blog or create a website in your Fall term course?

Excellent! ITS Academic Technologies applauds you.

Blogs can be spaces for informal or formal writing by students, and the capacity of blogs to support multiple forms of media (images, videos, links, etc.) can help students bring creativity to their communication.

Creating a website as a project allows students to interface with information in new ways, and can teach them relevant skills, such as website design, information literacy, and writing for a broader audience.

Contact Helen MacDermott (hmacdermott@wlu.edu, 540.458.4561) if you’d like to have an academic WordPress site set up for your class. I can also come to your class to give students a 15 minute tutorial on how to blog or create pages within WordPress.