WordPress for Student Portfolios

WordPress is one of the world’s most popular platforms for publishing and sharing content on the web, powering approximately 30% of all websites. Among its many possible uses in education, WordPress has proven especially useful in allowing students to share examples of their academic and professional work creatively and in ways which can add significantly to their learning in courses and programs of. TRU hosts a local instance of WordPress through its TRUBox sites which means that students can create engaging presentations of their academic work in ways which are compliant with Canadian and provincial privacy legislation (such as FIPPA). In this interactive workshop we will explore and discuss examples of student portfolios at TRU. You will have the opportunity to register for a TRUBox account; create a portfolio assignment using WordPress; and become familiar with support for WordPress-based assignments by working with TRU faculty and staff.