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NON-COURSE RELATED SITES:

A. SITES FOR UO-SPONSORED ACTIVITIES AND GROUPS

UO Blogs can be used for UO-sponsored activities and groups. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Departments
  • Administrative Units
  • Labs
  • Interdisciplinary research groups
  • Project teams
  • Conferences
  • Events

When choosing a theme for your UO-sponsored activities, activate the UO Banner plugin to add the UO brand to your theme. The UO Banner plugin meets required design elements. Please note that sites for study groups associated with a specific credit course are required to follow privacy policies and adhere to FERPA requirements. See http://blogs.uoregon.edu/coursesite/ for details.

B. SITES FOR INDIVIDUALS

The service is available for students, faculty, and staff to use for individual blogging and web publishing. Personal sites for students,
faculty and staff should select a theme and add a widget that includes a disclaimer stating:

“This site is maintained by the author for personal and professional communications as authorized by the University of Oregon’s computer use policies. Unless otherwise indicated, the content and opinions expressed on this web site do not necessarily reflect the views of nor are they endorsed by the University of Oregon or the Oregon University System.”

The disclaimer for UO personal blogs is in compliance with the Terms of Service for Academic Web Publishing and Collaboration Services and other UO Policies.

You are responsible for adding a text widget and pasting in the approved disclaimer. For instructions on how to add a disclaimer text widget to your blog, see https://it.uoregon.edu/node/2934.

For instructions on how to set up your first blog, see https://it.uoregon.edu/blogs/firstblog.

C. COLLABORATION

UO Blogs provides a great way to collaborate with your peers and colleagues at the University of Oregon or at other institutions! As an administrator, you can add anyone to your site. See https://it.uoregon.edu/node/2826 for instructions on how to add UO affiliated guest or https://it.uoregon.edu/node/2863 for instructions on how to add non-UO affiliated guests.

Please note departmental role accounts cannot be used for UO Blogs.

For additional information about using UO Blogs for collaboration, see https://it.uoregon.edu/node/2931.

PRIVACY

Instructors should be aware that course-related content students enter into any online system constitutes an education record and that FERPA regulations require that the content be protected from disclosure without student consent. Disclosure in this context includes posting student content openly on the Internet. Therefore, if you require use of blogs, web publishing, online collaboration, social media, or other publicly accessible communication tools, all of your students must complete the Registrar’s Consent for Disclosure Form, sign it, and turn it in to you.

There are several methods students can use to protect their privacy when working with internet-based course activity with potential for public view. These options are listed on the Consent for Disclosure Form. Note that students have the option of checking more than one method in order to allow flexibility of access according to specific assignments. For more information, please refer to http://libweb.uoregon.edu/cmet/blogprivacy.html. Additional questions about FERPA or students’ rights to privacy may be directed to the Office of the Registrar (541) 346-2935 or registrar@uoregon.edu.

For instructions on how to set up your first blog, see https://it.uoregon.edu/blogs/firstblog.