In this supportive guide you will find resources on how to use this tool in your teaching. 

  • For general information about WordPress, please see back to the tool's main page.
  • For details on technical help with this tool, please refer to the support section on the main tool page.


At USask the primary purpose of WordPress is for blogging:

  • Students to blog for a particular course or in general.
  • Instructors to blog about their teaching or research.
  • Instructors to set up a class blog where work from multiple students can be shared. 

It can also be used by instructors or students for creating other types of sites including simple website for sharing resources or student generated content and for student portfolios.

Main features:

  • Easy to use, even for those not comfortable with technology
  • Allows for commenting, but also a variety of settings for monitoring comments
  • Sites can be public or password protected
  • Available for use by all students, instructors, and staff at USask

Teaching examples


  • Students compose blog posts related to the content covered in the course and share them through a password protected class blog run by the instructor.
  • Students will also comment on the posts of others in the course.



  • Students use individual blogs where they can add posts related to the course content, as well as other writings and reflections they wish to share with others.
  • Students will also comment on the posts of others in the course.
  • Students create their own ePortfolio using Wordpress.
  • Students create their own sites for publicly sharing work such as undergraduate research Students use WordPress as the platform for creating and publicly sharing a capstone project.