MSU Commons Websites

The last MSU Commons tool that educators should know about is websites. As you may know, our users can build many types of websites tied to their Commons profiles including, but not limited to, personal websites, blogs, project websites, and event websites. Here, we’ll look into the most relevant types of websites for educators: course websites and websites relating to course project(s).

Here is a general guide for creating websites.

More information can be found on creating websites in our Getting Started with MSU Commons website and MSU Commons for Educators.

Best Practices — Naming Course websites

If your course website will be used across multiple semesters, name it with only the course title information (e.g. MSU101: Go Green). Please bear in mind that some domains could create some ambiguity for your students. For instance, rather than “HIST101,” you may want to include institution and semester information to avoid conflicts, such as “MSUHIST101FALL20” or “Fall2021-MSU101-001” if your course website will be used for only one semester. Consistency in naming conventions will make it easier for students to find and access your course website and help you keep track of your own websites as the Commons grows.

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