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Request Your Class Blogs Today

Faculty and instructors can request class blogs for their courses by filling out the form below. All class blogs are fully supported by Academic Technology Solutions staff–we will help you set up the site, enroll your students, provide technical support, in-class training, and more. To receive full support, you must request your blog(s) using the form below. One of our staff will respond within 3 business days.

Integrate your class blog with your Canvas course site: Your Canvas course site and your class blog can be integrated to provide a better experience for you and the students. The integration enables one-click access-provisioning for students and a direct link to the blog from the course site.  By filling out the form below and requesting a blog from ATS, you will ensure that we can assist you with setting up the integration between your blog and your Canvas site.

Note for past course blog users: If you copy a past Canvas site into your new Canvas site, the Course Site link will be copied over, but it will point to your old blog. When this happens, simply request a new blog using the form below; ATS will disable the outdated link and integrate your new site with your new blog.

Available Blog Templates

There are two templates available for you to use with your class blog.

  • Categories: Blog posts are organized by their categories. Suitable for courses in which students are assigned to write on several specific topics, and instructors wish to group these posts together for easy viewing. Instructors can set up a maximum of 10 categories.
  • Single List: Blog posts are presented in a single list in reverse chronological order. Suitable for courses where students are assigned to post a few times over the quarter on a topic of their choice.

More Information

If you would like to learn more about these services, please read the Academic Uses of Class Blogs page.  Otherwise, if you would like to learn more about the pedagogy of using class blogs, you can read about: using blogs as a write-to-learn exercise; how to encourage creativity, collaboration and engagement with class blogs (part 1 and part 2); and how to choose between a Canvas discussion board and a class blog. If you have questions about the service or would like to discuss whether a class blog is suitable for your course, email academictech@uchicago.edu to set up a consultation meeting.

Class Blog Request Form
Class Blog Request Form
Which template would you like for your blog? (See "Available Blog Templates" above)

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