Digital Roadmap


Students are interacting conversationally with each other in an online space.

Do you want it public?
Yes      No


Students will be building a more complex collaborative digital project.

Do you want a lot of bells and whistles?
Yes    No


Students are creating and sharing larger, more complex individual digital spaces.

Will the students carry this with them?
Yes      No

Domain of One’s Own was created at UMW to provide domain names and Web space to members of the UMW community, encouraging individuals to explore the creation and development of their digital identities. Domains can be created by both faculty and students, and can provide a number of pedagogical options for your students.

Domain of One's Own

Project Sites

Individual Project

Students who are working alone on a digital project should create and use subdomain.

Group Projects & Class Wide

Students who are working together on a digital project should build their projects on either your subdomain, addon domain, or a departmental domain.

Digital Identity

Portfolios & Individual Blogs

Students who are creating portfolios or  using their domain for a personal blog should use their domain.

<strong>Immigrant Alexandria</strong><br>HIST 449: Immigrant Alexandria <br>History Seminar<br>Krystyn Moon<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Immigrant Alexandria
HIST 449: Immigrant Alexandria
History Seminar
Krystyn Moon
<strong>A Million Blue Pages</strong><br>ENGL 451A: Seminar in New Media<br> (After Books)<br> Zach Whalen<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a>
A Million Blue Pages
ENGL 451A: Seminar in New Media
(After Books)
Zach Whalen

UMW Blogs is a “publishing platform for the Mary Washington community.” In other words, you can set up a shared, community blogging space for your students. UMW Blogs provides a streamlined platform for open, public discussion through WordPress. If your students will largely be sharing ideas through writing and minimal multimedia, then UMW Blogs are what you are looking for.

umw blogs homepage


HIST 471-F1: Shanghai Modern <br />Sue Fernsebner<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a>
HIST 471-F1: Shanghai Modern
Sue Fernsebner
ENGL 386: The Graphic Novel <br />Zach Whalen<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a>
ENGL 386: The Graphic Novel
Zach Whalen
ENGL 366: Modern Poetry <br />Mara Scanlon<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a>
ENGL 366: Modern Poetry
Mara Scanlon

We at DTLT can help you set up your UMW Blog, and your students can always go to the DKC to receive help with UMW Blogs.

Other Options

Canvas is our Learning Management System (LMS) and has a robust discussion forum feature which is ideal for closed conversations within the learning space of your class. These conversations are not visible on the open web, and are easily searchable and sortable. You may also allow anonymous posts within the discussion, which may be appropriate depending on your pedagogical goals.

Canvas Discussion Board

If you or your students need technical help with Canvas, contact the Help Desk on the web via their contact form, by e-mail at, or by telephone at (540) 654-2255. If you would like to discuss pedagogical issues you can contact us at

Other Options