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Blogs & Podcasting

Blogs

Blogs, a contraction of web logs, is a type of online diary. Entries are posted in reverse chronological order and can include text, images, and links. Most commonly, these are shared and commented on by friends or colleagues. CAS-IT: TAP provides blog systems to faculty, departments, and organizations for course usage, communication, and some specialty functions.

CAS-IT: TAP has the following blog systems available:

  • Sharepoint (preferred for stand alone blogging)
  • DotNetNuke
  • Drupal
  • Plone
  • Word Press

Note: Blogging is available in other systems aside from Sharepoint but we are recommending you only use these alternatives when utilizing those systems for other purposes.

Podcasting

Podcasting is a type of blog that includes video or audio. It can be automatically fed to a user, site, mp3 player, or as a one-time download. CAS-IT: TAP supports a system which is not platform dependent (meaning that it will work with iTunes, Media Player, etc)

CAS-IT: TAP has the following types of podcasting systems available:

  • Sharepoint (preferred for podcasting)
  • DotNetNuke
  • Drupal
  • Plone
  • Word Press

Note: podcasting is available in other systems aside from Sharepoint but we are recommending you only use these alternatives when utilizing those systems for other purposes.

Other Systems

Here are some other systems for web-based communication that CAS-IT: TAP can also provide and or assist with:

  • Listserv: This is an email list that is distributed to a select group of subscribers.
  • Wiki: This is a shared web page that multiple people can author (great for drafts of policies and documents).
  • Threaded Discussion: This is where topics can be posted with replies to those topics listed beneath the topic. These replies can be expanded or contracted
  • Chat: This is a live synchronous online discussion where all user postings are added into one amorphous list.
  • RSS feed: This is a subscription where news items are automatically fed to a website, email, phone, or other resource whenever there is a new posting.