Posts By: Rob Pongsajapan

WordPress upgraded; new privacy settings location

We’ve upgraded the WordPress installation that hosts all Georgetown Commons blogs as part of our regular summer maintenance. The location of the privacy settings—where you can set your blog to be public or private—has changed in the new version of WordPress; you’ll now want to go to Settings > Reading in the WordPress admin. The… Read more »

Open house tomorrow (Nov. 10), 3-5 PM

You’re invited to join the Georgetown Commons team for an open house this Wednesday, November 10 (tomorrow!) from 3-5 PM in the main CNDLS suite (Car Barn 314).  Drop in anytime to chat with CNDLS folks about using Web-based tools for your research project or course.  Snacks and coffee will be provided.

Georgetown Digital Commons Podcast #1

Today we’re introducing the first in what will hopefully be a monthly series of podcasts. In these sessions, we’ll talk to Georgetown faculty, staff, and students about their usage of Georgetown Digital Commons—and digital tools in general—and how it’s impacted their teaching and learning practices. The first episode is a conversation with Professors Michael Coventry… Read more »


Microblogging involves the posting of short and frequent messages. Microblogging tools can bolster presence, meaning that participants feel as if other users are in the same space even though they are communicating via posted text.

Upgrading WordPress MU

We’re planning on upgrading the WordPress MU (multi-user) blogging software on Digital Commons this Wednesday, August 13 between 7 and 11 AM.  Users may not be able to access their blog(s) during this period. The upgrade will bring a new, streamlined interface and many other improvements to the blogging system.  We’ll be detailing these improvements… Read more »