WordPress for Canvas
WordPress for Canvas is a the popular WordPress blogging software powered by EduBlogs and made available through Canvas for use in teaching. Once the wordpress site is requested and installed in your Canvas course, a new tab will appear in the course navigation called, Course Blog. Once clicked, you will be taken to a WordPress site specifically created for your Canvas course. The integration with Canvas provides roster syncing and easy access to the blog through Canvas.
Why Use WordPress for Canvas
Blogs are a popular way to engage students with course materials and foster students' writing. Some instructors choose to use blogs if they are interested in a new approach to using discussion posts. Some feel that with the move to remote teaching, blogging can help foster a student's sense of community in the class. As with all assignments, it is important to set guidelines and goals for a course blog. Tips about blogging in the classroom and best practices for incorporating blogs can be found at the articles linked here:
Using WordPress in your Canvas course
WordPress in Canvas sites are connected to courses in Canvas 1:1, so unfortunately we cannot connect the same WordPress site in Canvas to multiple courses in Canvas. However, any course in Canvas can have a WordPress site connected to it. To request a WordPress for Canvas site, please fill out the request form here:
If you are interested in having a single blog for multiple Canvas sites, or for use not connected to Canvas at all, consider self provisioning a CampusPress site. More information about CampusPress sites can be found here: http://campuspress.yale.edu/