Project Description

Sites Dot

Sites DOT (College | Institute) is a Middlebury-managed, WordPress-based platform for creating e-portfolios, blogs, and course or club websites.

All Middlebury faculty, staff and students have access to Site DOT.

Access

To log into your account:

  1. Go to the correct login page (see below)
  2. Click Login in the upper right corner.
  3. Enter your Middlebury credentials (just your username and password, no need for the entire email address).
  4. From the top menu, you can choose “+ New” > “Site,” or you can hover over “My Sites” in the upper left and get to the dashboard of any site you have access to.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Create a new blog/site

Adjusting access and roles

Adding users

Adding group members as users

Learn about WordPress organization (posts/pages/etc.)

Customizing your WordPress site (themes, widgets & plugins)

Tool-in-Practice/Examples

Land and Lens developed by Professor Kirsten Hoving – “Instead of publishing an exhibition catalogue to be read after visiting the museum, Professor Hoving has produced a digital catalogue to be accessed on the spot as visitors make their way through the exhibition. You can use one of the Museum’s iPads to learn more about the works on view, or you can access information on your own tablet or horizontally-held smart phone. Headsets are available to enable you to listen without disturbing others.” – from the exhibition web site.

Trout Downstream developed by Professor Matthew Dickerson – “These pages feature writings, reflections, photographs and other subject matter from Matthew Dickerson and David O’Hara, co-authors of Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia (Cascade Press, 2014). “ – from Trout Downstream web site

Keys to S – Collaborative web site developed by Professor Tom Byers and his first year seminar class. The class collaboratively annotated the novel “Keys to S” by Dan Brown to add contextual elements to the story.

Troubleshooting & Help

What to do with your site BEFORE you graduate

For additional help using Sites DOT, please refer to the Library and ITS Wiki Page about Middlebury WordPress.

For technical problems with Sites submit a helpdesk ticket.

For help with using sites for academic purposes contact us and/or request a with a member of the DLINQ staff.