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Coventry Domains: Empowering you to teach on the Open Web

July 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hand drawn illustration of websites


After a short introduction participants will undertake a series of hands-on activities to start building their own website with Coventry.Domains.

They will learn how to navigate cPanel and WordPress(.org) dashboards to create their own self-hosted website, and how to format and publish content. The session will also include a showcase of learning resources that can be used for self-directed learning and teaching delivery.

Participants need to sign up for a Coventry.Domains account in advance, please email dooo@coventry.ac.uk to request information on how to do this before the day of the workshop.

Participants need to bring their own laptop to the session. Laptops are available to loan from the Library Laptop Loan station on the 3rd floor.

What are the benefits?

This session will give a full understanding of Coventry.Domains as a service and its role in teaching and developing digital fluency.
Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Coventry.Domains
  • Understanding web hosting and domain names (DNS)
  • Self-hosted websites vs Hosted learning tools
  • How to install WordPress in cPanel
  • How to plan a website using paper
  • How to structure a WordPress website using menus, categories and tags
  • How to format and publish content for the web
  • Showcase of case studies and learning resources
  • Who should attend?

Staff looking to develop their web literacy and the technical skills to build their own website, and to understand the benefits of teaching and learning on the open web.

How to sign up

Go to the Coventry University Organisation Development portal to book your place.


July 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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