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UChicago Sites vs UChicago Voices/Blogs
This article explains the differences between UChicago Sites and UChicago Voices, UChicago's blogging service.
The University of Chicago provides a number of tools for website creation. If you want a site with official University branding or if you want custom development (for a fee), you should request an UChicago Site. If you are looking to create a class blog, fill out the course blog request form; to create a personal website for academic purposes, log in to Blog Creation Self-Service page with your CNetID and password and complete the form. For RSOs and other student organization activities, visit https://blueprint.uchicago.edu/. For CAS workshop websites, visit http://grad.uchicago.edu/academic_career_development/cas_workshops/ or contact UChicagoGrad for information.
|Feature||UChicago Sites||UChicago Voices/EduBlogs|
|Official University Branding||✔||✔|
|User-selectable Pre-made and Custom Themes||✖||✔ (Over 200 themes to choose from, self-service customized CSS allowed)|
|User Support and Documentation||✔||Full support for course blogs and custom Voices sites; self-service for UChicago Template and personal sites. Online documentation.|
|Basic Info Page (Static Pages)||✔||✔|
| UChicago calendar (Bedework) integration||If you would like to have your event listed on the University calendar (Bedework), you will need to create the event here. To embed a University calendar to your site, contact email@example.com.||Calendar integration is not supported for the UChicago Unit Website Template at this time.|
✔ in UChicago Template
|galleries||✔||✔in UChicago Template, others depends on theme|
|Support for Multimedia Files||✔||✔|
|Image||Direct upload (Maximum upload file size: 10MB/image)||Direct upload (Maximum upload file size: 20MB/image)|
|Audio/Video||Links to YouTube and Vimeo only||Direct upload (Maximum upload file size: 20MB/file) or via embedding|
|Feature extensions (Plug-ins, highlights below)||Limited||Fully self-service (about 30 plug-ins available)|
|Integration with Google Maps||✖||✔|
|Integration with Zotero (by request only, integrate with one account only)||✖||✔|
|Editorial Workflow with notification (by request only)||✖||✔|
|Access/Site Privacy||Either public or restricted to anyone with CNetID||Administrator can choose from site level and page level|
|User Permission Levels||Few pre-set roles, assignable by site admins||Granular permissions available to blog administrators, batch user addition available for course blogs|
|Single-Sign On||Coming 2016||✔|
|Eligibility||Faculty and Staff||Faculty, Staff and Students|
|Service Termination||On request||Class Blogs: 1 year after the course conclusion, faculty may request extension. UChicago Template, custom Voices and personal sites: normal account closure|
|Content Migration||Manual or paid assistance||Self-service (import/export between WordPress-based sites)|
| URL Convention|| [name].uchicago.edu throughout the site||voices.uchicago.edu/[name] for all sites. |
1. Redirects can be requested for UChicago Template sites (e.g. [name].uchicago.edu pointing to voices.uchicago.edu/[name]).
2. Domain mapping (where both [name].uchicago.edu and voices.uchicago.edu/[name] point to the same site and [name].uchicago.edu is preserved throughout the site) is reserved for special circumstances on custom Voices sites.
To request a redirect or domain mapping, email firstname.lastname@example.org