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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add more content to my Course Hub site?

You can add as many Resources as you want, but other than the syllabus no content can be added directly to the Course Hub. The Course Hub is an aggregator of course information rather than a place where you build your course content. Build your content elsewhere in a blog, learning management system, or anywhere else on the web, then connect it to the Course Hub as a Resource.

Can I change the updates displayed on my Course Hub site?

Viewers can filter the updates by Resource, but by default the updates page will always show the most recent additions from all of your connected resources. The goal is for the Course Hub sites to behave the same way for every course, providing a consistent way for students to find out what has happened recently.

I update my syllabus a lot, will every update show up on the front page?

No, the syllabus plugin will only show two updates at most for the syllabus: one when it is first added, and a second one with the time-stamp of the latest time it was updated. All intermediate updates will be deleted. This allows students to follow along with the changes, but not be overwhelmed by the intermediate updates.

What is the difference between the WordPress Resource and the RSS Feed Resource?

The RSS Feed Resource will feed updates from any RSS feed on the web into your Course Hub site. If the RSS feed provides a site link (as most do), this link will be added to the Resources list in the sidebar.

While you can certainly add RSS feeds from blogs.middlebury.edu as Resources, the WordPress Resource includes extra connectors that allow it to feed updates from private blogs (such as those limited to only the class members) into the Course Hub. As well, the WordPress Resource includes feeds of both new posts and new comments so that students are updated of all activity on the blog.