How can I use a content management system in my classes?
A content management system allows you to create a website or blog for your class outside of Blackboard, so students will be able to access it from mobile devices, and your content will be searchable, more interactive, and easier to read.
What application should I use?
The University of Maine System currently only provides limited support for one content management system, Google Sites, since it’s part of Google Suite, but CTEL hosts two other options for USM faculty: WordPress and Scalar. Not sure which one you should use? Consult our CMS Options handout [PDF download].
WordPress enables to you create complex websites and blogs.
With Scalar, you can create a digital textbook, journal, or exhibit catalog.
Google Sites are a great option for simple course websites or student portfolios.