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NON-COURSE RELATED SITES: Create your first blog


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 for details.


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

For instructions on how to set up your first blog, see


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 for instructions on how to add UO affiliated guest or 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