ACTION NEEDED: Student blogs to be discontinued
As of February 1, 2014, we will be removing all student blogs (studentname.matadoru.com). We are discontinuing them due to low usage and high spam content. We realize that there are some students who do use the blog appropriately; we are providing a method to export your blog to another blogging platform (we highly recommend WordPress.com).
In addition, upon request, we can also set up a redirect on your current MatadorU blog so that any visitor who goes to your link will automatically be taken to your new blog address.
Sign up for WordPress.com is easy and free and can be done here: https://signup.wordpress.com/signup/
Once you have signed up for your blog, you can export your MatadorU blog:
1. Log into your MatadorU blog
2. Go to Tools > Export
The resulting file can then be imported into your new blog (or, if you have already have one, your existing blog). Import support for WordPress.com can be found here.
The ability to post an Assignment or Exercise to your blog and/or share a blog post in the Student Showcase will be disabled immediately (blogs will remain up until February 1, 2014).
Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah at email@example.com or leave a comment below.
Dean of Education
Hi Andrew…no, the Student Showcase isn’t changing, which is where students post their work and where faculty and peers can leave comments. The student blogs were external to this and were very minimally used. The original intent behind them was to have an external facing blog that the general public could see. Nothing internally is changing.
Yes, it will be discontinued…the student blogs are built on WordPress, but run through MatadorU. So you’ll need to sign up for a WordPress.com blog, then export your blog to your new site (see above for some instructions). Let us know if you need any help!