Posts By: Katie Gach

Commons Blogs – Fall 2015

This fall, the Commons team has been busier than ever, setting up nearly 600 new course websites, blogs, and ePortfolios. WordPress continues to impress with its latest upgrade, allowing students and faculty to create great online spaces for their discussions, assignments, and research. One of our newest Commons users is Graham Pitts and his course History… Read more »

A Commons Team Update for Spring 2015

Welcome to 2015! The Commons team has been quite busy setting things up for Spring. Since the first week of the new semester, we have set up over 285 individual sites for professors and students. Over the past 7 years, more and more Georgetown classes are using blogs and ePortfolios for collaboration, discussion, and projects…. Read more »

WordPress Upgrade – 4.0.1

The Georgetown Commons system is now running WordPress 4.0.1. Along with more blue in the dashboard color scheme, you will notice the new media library, easier video embedding, and a text edit window that automatically adjusts as you write. The improved media library provides a more pleasant user experience when adding images to your blog posts:… Read more »

What’s New in WordPress 3.9.1

As of June 27th, Georgetown Commons blogs and ePortfolios run on the latest version of WordPress. This video outlines the major changes: New WordPress 3.9 Smith from I for Ideas on Vimeo. Aside from the usual bug fixes, WordPress 3.9 “Smith” features a few significant improvements in the incorporation of multimedia in blog posts. Photo galleries in… Read more »

What’s New in WordPress 3.8

As of January 7th, you may have noticed a few new things on your Georgetown blog’s dashboard. Most of the changes are visual: a new color scheme and simplified administration page offer a cleaner look. If you’ve never used WordPress on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll definitely want to try it out. This upgrade has… Read more »