(This is a "Page")Privacy Policy

Your privacy, especially that of the students and schools that we serve, is critically important to us.

You can find our full detailed Privacy Policy below.

In addition, we have summarized the most important and relevant points of our privacy policies and practices here at Edublogs.

For any questions about the privacy and security of our platform, please contact us at support@edublogs.org.

You can also find the Edublogs Terms of Service here.

What is Edublogs used for?

  • We are a web publishing platform, built on the open-source WordPress content management system, to provide blogs and websites to students and educations.
  • We are used by, designed for, and marketed toward students in grades PreK–12 and educators.

What data does Edublogs collect?

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We only require a username to create accounts for students.
  • A valid email address is required for adult users that create registered accounts.
  • Those who engage in financial transactions with Edublogs – by upgrading to a Pro account, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.
  • Beyond the above, no other personal information is collected. We do NOT collect education records, directory information, biometric data, health data, behavioral data, or other sensitive data.

What data does Edublogs share?

  • We do not rent or sell personally-identifying information to anyone.
  • We only use the information and data we collect for the purpose for which it was collected. We do share data with a limited number of 3rd parties explicitly to assist with the operation of our platform, including web hosts, email sending, payment processing, and support services. We have vetted the policies of the 3rd parties we work with and a full and updated list is found in the sections below.
  • The Edublogs platform is 100% advertising free. We do not display ads, and we do not participate in any services that track visitors to display targeted ads on other websites.
  • We are a web publishing platform that allows registered users to upload and publish content. We have filtering tools in place to monitor user content for inappropriate misuse of our platform, such as spam.
  • All users have the right to a copy of their content and data that we store, and we will fully delete or anonymize any user’s data on request. We will verify the identity of the requestor via email, and parents have these rights for their minor children.

How safe is Edublogs?

  • For children under 13, student accounts can only be created under a teacher or school-sponsored account (using an invite code), otherwise, express written permission from a parent or guardian is required.
  • Account registration is required in order to access the web publishing platform and before any data is shared with us.
  • By default, blogs and student-created content are private and can only be made public with the approval of a teacher (when attached to a class account) or by express written request by a parent.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control the content that is visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
  • We fully encrypt all user data both at rest and in transit, including all system backups and user-uploaded files and content.
  • All employees receive regular training on privacy practices, and we utilize detailed audit logging of employee and staff activity to track when customer data is accessed or changed.
  • We have a security breach notification plan in place, which can be found below.
  • We follow best security practices and can provide 3rd party reports about our security and privacy practices on request.

What are the rights of users and parents?

  • If you are a registered user or have left comments on our site you can request to see or download the data we have about you.
  • You can also request “to be forgotten” and we will erase any personally identifiable data we have about you.
  • Parents can also request a copy of the data we have or for data to be erased for their minor children.
  • We will verify the identity of those requesting copies of data or to be forgotten via email. Please email us at support@edublogs.org to get the process started.

Our Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Incsub, LLC provides WordPress and web hosting services via WPMU DEVCampusPress, and Edublogs.

This privacy policy applies to all visitors and customers using or accessing any of the websites that we produced and maintain for the services that we provide, including wpmudev.org, campuspress.com, edublogs.org, incsub.com, and theedublogger.com. It also applies to the WordPress services that we provide as part of WPMU DEV memberships that use APIs to interact with our servers or the WPMU DEV site and to human resources data of our employees and contractors.

This policy DOES NOT cover websites that we host for our customers as part of WPMU DEV or CampusPress. For these sites, the site owner/customer is responsible for publishing its own privacy policy.

Incsub, LLC is a registered corporation in Alabama, USA. Our mailing address is:

Incsub, LLC
PO BOX 548 #88100
Birmingham, AL 35201
USA

For any privacy-related questions, you can reach us at admin@incsub.com.

Sharing Your Data

We use third-party services (data processors) across our sites. The extent to which your data is shared with these providers depends on your use of our services, and we list the specific third-parties in use (with links to their privacy policies) in the sections below.

Each third-party provider has been vetted by our security team to ensure that privacy policies and practices meet or exceed the same levels of compliance and standards that we follow. Where appropriate and available, we hold additional signed Data Privacy Agreements with these companies as an additional layer of accountability in order to help ensure your data is safe and secure.

We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services, and (ii) that have agreed, in writing, not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using our websites and services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

We may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

If we ever were to engage in any onward transfers of your data with third parties for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized, we would provide you with an opt-out choice to limit the use and disclosure of your personal data.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies across our sites to help identify and track visitors, their usage of our services, and their website access preferences. We describe the specific cookies used in the sections below. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our websites, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Personal Data We Collect

Registered Users

  • If you create an account on one of our sites, you will be prompted to select a Username and provide your Email Address.
  • When choosing a Username, we strongly advise you not use or include your real name. Usernames cannot be changed.
  • Your Username and Email Address are stored in the website’s database. Your Email Address is used to send you an email with a link to set your password or to send you an email with a link to reset your password in the event you forget your password.
  • Once an account is created, you must contact us to have it deleted.
  • Accounts have a numeric User ID assigned to them when they are created. The User ID cannot be changed.
  • An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) is provided to the Gravatar service to see if a Profile picture of you is available for display. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.
  • You may optionally complete your Profile by providing your First Name, Last Name, Website (URL) and/or Biographical info. These additional details are also saved in the website’s database. You may edit these details, and your Email Address, in your Profile at any time.
  • You may also choose how your name is displayed (your Display Name) to visitors to the site (e.g. in comments you create) in your Profile.
  • Your Username, First Name, Last Name and Email Address are accessible by employees on the site.
  • If you attempt to log in to our site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies at all. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • If you have an account and you log in to a site, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and some of your screen options. The logged-in cookies last for two days, and the screen options cookies last for a year.
  • If you select “Remember Me” these cookies will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. It is important that you log out if you are using a public computer.
  • For users that register on one of our sites, we also store the data they provide in their profile indefinitely. All registered users can see, change or delete most of that data at any time except their login name/nickname.

Publishing Content (Comments, Pages, Posts, Forums)

  • Your Profile Picture (Gravatar), Display Name, Website (URL) (if any) and Biographical Info (if any) may be visible to visitors to the website (e.g. if you leave a comment, forum post, or contribute an article/post).
  • If you author an article/post, your Username, User ID, Profile Picture (Gravatar), Display Name, Website (URL) (if any) and Biographical Info (if any) are provided to any visitor using the website’s REST API interface.
  • If you upload media (e.g. images) to the website (in forums, posts, or comments), you should avoid uploading images with EXIF GPS location data included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data included in images on the website.
  • Visitors using the website’s REST API interface can correlate uploaded media to a particular user. This may allow such visitors to map a user to a particular time and location if EXIF GPS location data was included in the uploaded media.
  • If you edit or publish an article/post, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
  • When visitors leave comments on one of our sites we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
  • Comments may require manual approval by one of our employees or site owners.
  • If you leave a comment on a site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies so we can recognise you as a commenter. These cookies will persist for one year.
  • Additional spam detection is provided by Automattic/Akismet. The Automattic privacy policy is available here.
  • Published content and comments are stored indefinitely unless deletion/removal is requested by the original author.

Email/Chat/Contact Forms

  • We use Google/G Suite to process all internal email and communication with our customers. Google’s privacy policy is available here.
  • Customers that email us, or use any of the contact forms on our websites, will have their email address, IP address, and any data provided in the contact form or body of the email stored in G Suite archives and in our help desk third-party service provider, HelpScout. The HelpScout privacy policy is found here.
  • We use LiveChatInc to provide live chat and live support services. Any data provided during a live chat session with one of our team members will be recorded and logged in an email that is sent to our HelpScout help desk. This includes your name, email address, and IP address. The LiveChatInc privacy policy is found here.
  • LiveChatInc uses cookies to tailor chat sessions to the individual. No personal information is stored in these cookies (only visit history). Cookies expire in 3 years.
  • We keep all email and chat communication indefinitely to help us provide support and improve our services. Individuals can request copies of any previous correspondence with us at any time.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Embeds are pieces from other websites that are shown from time to time on our websites. They behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website and may use cookies or capture information. Typically embedded content is from websites that share videos, images, or other content. These services may collect your IP Address, your User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including correlating your interaction with the content with your account with that service, if you are logged in to that service.

Links to the privacy policies of the most common services have been included below. Where a general privacy policy is not available, the applicable country is indicated.

Analytics

  • We use Google Analytics for tracking visitors and aggregating information about the traffic to our websites. The Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here. You can learn more about how to opt-out of tracking in Google Analytics here.
  • We use Mixpanel to track the logged-in activity of users of WPMU DEV. This includes profile information provided during signup. Mixpanel’s privacy policy is found here. Mixpanel uses cookies to track activity on the WPMU DEV site. Cookies include a unique identifier tied to your WPMU DEV account but does not include personally identifying information. Cookies expire within 1 year. Mixpanel, like Google Analytics, respects ‘Do Not Track’ settings that are available in modern web browsers.
  • We use Hotjar to help us analyze and improve user experiences. You may opt-out from having Hotjar collect your information when visiting a Hotjar Enabled Site at any time by visiting Hotjar’s Opt-out page and clicking ‘Disable Hotjar’ or enabling Do Not Track (DNT) in your browser. Hotjar’s privacy policy is found here.

Marketing Campaigns

  • We use email marketing to communicate with customers and potential customers from time to time. All email lists and campaigns are “opt-in” meaning we will not send you these sorts of emails unless you indicated that you wish to receive them during signup or other interactions on our website.
  • We may send you “system” emails, such as password reset requests or payment notifications/receipts even if you have not opted-in to email marketing lists.
  • All marketing emails sent by us will include an unsubscribe link in the footer of the email. Emails sent to you may also include standard tracking, including open and click activities.
  • We use two different services for email marketing, MailChimp and Mixpanel. Mailchimp’s privacy policy is found here. Mixpanel’s privacy policy is found here.
  • With the exception of visitors to Edublogs.org, we may utilize social media and web advertising campaigns. These service providers use cookies on our sites and/or pixel tracking to serve ads across the different platforms.

Paying Customers

  • For business analytics and payment subscription records for WPMU DEV, we use Chartmogul. Chartmogul’s privacy policy can be found here.
  • For business analytics, CRM, and subscription records of Enterprise and CampusPress customers, we use Hubspot. Hubspot’s privacy policy can be found here.
  • For payment transactions for WPMU DEV and Edublogs, we use PayPal and Stripe. PayPal’s privacy policy can be found here. Stripe’s privacy policy can be found here.
  • For payment transactions and invoice records of Enterprise and CampusPress customers, we use Zoho. Zoho’s privacy policy can be found here.
  • To comply with accounting and legal requirements, we keep data on financial transactions in the systems above for up to 10 years.

Hosting and API Services

  • All web servers and hosting are managed by our team on the Amazon Web Services platform located in different regions around the world. This includes website hosting, backups, web database, file storage, APIs, and log files. Hosting, Enterprise, and CampusPress customers may choose which region/country their website is hosted in, and in that case, all WordPress and database files for that site will be stored in that region only. Amazon’s privacy policy can be found here.
  • Our ‘Hummingbird’ and ‘Smush’ products and our hosting services use the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Your Rights

If you are a registered user or have left comments on our site you can request to see or download the data we have about you.

Typically for visitors that have left comments, the data will be their email address, any IP addresses assigned to them at the time of leaving the comments and the user agent strings of the browsers they used. The rest of the data is public as published by the visitors.

For registered users or paying customers, this will also include profile information and download, payment, and support ticket histories.

You can also request “to be forgotten” and we will erase any personally identifiable data we have about you. Of course, this excludes data we need for administrative or security purposes or if we are required by law to retain some of the data.

An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his/her query to admin@incsub.com. We will respond within a reasonable timeframe, not to exceed one week.

Protecting Your Data

The security and reliability of our service is our number one priority. We invest heavily in the training of our staff and our infrastructure to ensure that best practices are followed in everything that we do.

See wordpress.org/about/security for details on the security of the WordPress core itself.

  • Prevention is best when it comes to security, and as a first step, we follow all WordPress Code Standards in the plugins that we build and use.
  • In addition, we have an extensive internal review and Quality Assurance process in place specifically to prevent potential security vulnerabilities in our plugins and services.
  • Every Incsub employee and contractor goes through background checks and an onboarding process that includes a trial period where access to customer data is provided only when working directly under the supervision of another staff member.
  • All staff only have access to systems that are directly required to complete the functions of their job. We use dual factor authentication for all critical systems and communications services, and automatically log all staff activity using an internal logging tool, Google ‘G’ Suite features, and Amazon Cloud Trail.
  • All staff (including any contractors) undergo initial training to ensure proper understanding of all security-related processes. Staff regularly attend industry conferences and otherwise stay informed of best practices and relevant trends. Staff review and agree, in writing, to all policies and procedures annually.
  • We only use third-party services, such as Amazon Web Services, that are fully vetted and adhere to the highest levels of privacy and security practices.

Data Breach Procedures

Should any event occur where customer data has been lost, stolen, or potentially compromised, our policy is to alert our customers via email no later than 48 hours of our team becoming aware of the event. We will also report such incident to any required data protection authority. We will work closely with any customers affected to determine next steps such as any end-user notifications, needed patches, and how to avoid any similar event in the future.

Privacy Shield Frameworks

Incsub, LLC complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. Incsub, LLC has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit privacyshield.gov.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Incsub, LLC commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Incsub at admin@incsub.com or by mail at the address at the top of this policy.

If we do not resolve your complaint, you may contact JAMS, our designated independent dispute resolution provider for Privacy Shield inquiries. You can contact JAMS, which is based in the United States, through its website at the following link: https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield

If neither Incsub, LLC nor JAMS resolves your complaint, you may, in certain circumstances, be able to seek binding arbitration through the Privacy Shield Panel. You can read more about binding arbitration in Annex I to the Privacy Shield Principles.

Incsub, LLC commits to cooperate with EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) and comply with the advice given by such authorities with regard to human resources data transferred from the EU and Switzerland in the context of the employment relationship.

Our commitments under the Privacy Shield are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Incsub may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Incsub’s sole discretion. Incsub will notify clients by email when making changes.

Changelog

  • April 8, 2020 – Updated mailing address.
  • May 1, 2019 – Added information about Hotjar under the Analytics section.
  • July 6, 2018 – Added information about the Privacy Shield Frameworks.
  • May 25, 2018 – Updated language of the policy to be more user-friendly, specifically outlining requirements in preparation for meeting the GDPR.
  • September 28, 2016 – Removed clauses for EU/Swiss Safe Harbor Program.
  • June 11, 2013 – Added in clauses for EU/Swiss Safe Harbor Program.

(This is a "Page")Safe, secure, reliable and trusted by over a million users…

Since 2005, Edublogs has been hosting blogs and providing custom blogging platforms to individual teachers, school districts and hundreds of thousands of students. We’ve grown to become the largest, most trusted, best supported and widely used way for teachers and students to engage with the world of blogging.

A quick overview of Edublogs

Edublogs can do a lot, and it would be impossible to list everything in one place. To help you get introduced to all of the different features, we’ve created this quick overview. Edublogs are:

  • Safe and Reliable – Blogs can be completely private or open to the public. Since we only host education related content, Edublogs are allowed by most school filters where other blogging platforms are not.
  • Student Friendly – It is as simple to add to and update a blog as it is to send an email. Teachers can easily create and manage as many student blogs as needed.
  • Rich With Features – A few of the most popular features include discussion tools, video embedding, Facebook and Twitter integration, and calendars.
  • Customizable – With over 100 different themes which allow for control of colors, images, and layout.
  • Research-Based – Engage students in their learning and enhance instruction through collaboration, student portfolios, and endless classroom uses.

Why blog in schools?

Blogs strike the perfect balance of providing information anytime and anywhere, social networking and interaction, and the ability to openly share thoughts and achievements.One popular way to use an Edublog is to make regular updates about assignments, events, and anything going on in class.

Blogs like these keep students and parents informed and extend the classroom to any place with access to the web. Students love to blog too, and doing so can engage students in their learning and extend collaboration with classmates and even people all over the world!

Edublogs are great for group projects, ePortfolios, school newspapers, reflection journals, class websites, and much more!

For even more ideas, click on the image on the right or the link here for our top 10 ways to use Edublogs to teach!

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Famous for our amazing help and support – from experienced teachers!

We are serious about providing the best support you will ever receive on the web – all of our help and support materials are made for teachers by teachers.

We’ve got comprehensive videos, manuals, help forums, and even live support sessions and webinars. Pro and Campus users can also email our support team directly from their blogs – and we promise to always reply in 24 hours or less. On school days, our response time is often much less than that!

Not only do we support you with all of the technical aspects of blogging, but Edublogs users are all members of a growing international community of educators. We are constantly sharing and learning from each other as we strive to provide our students with the best educational and technology experiences.

Don’t just take our word for it

See what educators around the world have to say about Edublogs…

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“I have been using Edublogs for three years… I love the versatility and ease of use… The support is excellent.” – Helen Harvey – Booker High School

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“The result was this amazing, organic discussion that ranged from debates over whether or not a sequel exists to one book, to speculation about posthumous publications from J.D. Salinger.” – Robert C. Barker – John Liechty Middle School

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“I was so pleased to discover Edublogs from a colleague… so quick and easy to set up, count me in as a supporter of Edublogs!” – Robert B. Cooter, Jr., Ed.D. – Professor & Ursuline Endowed Chair of Teacher Education, Bellarmine University

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“Edublogs has been an amazing tool for my students and I… Edublogs is so user friendly that we had the blogs for teachers up in no time.” – Jennifer Parrigin – Nash Central Middle School

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“Campus makes it so simple to set up a separate blog for individuals and keep the management of the blog under one administrator. Edublogs has been a great company to work with.” – Patrick Dierschke – Angelo State University

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How does Edublogs compare to other blogging tools?

It’s important to make the right decision when choosing a blogging platform for your class, school, university or district.

There are a range of genuine blogging providers, and the chart below offers you a comparison between what they offer as opposed to Edublogs – roll over the ‘?’ on each point for more detail.

Edublogs

The World’s largest education blogging platform, focused on teachers and students with educational support and features

Blogger

The original blogging platform, now owned by google, offering blogs to anyone

WordPress

A blogging platform focused on ‘expressing yourself’ and ‘publishing’

Who is the service for?

Only for education?
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Support from teachers
check
check
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Class blog management
check
check
check
Academic functionality
check
check
check

A safe and secure environment?

Allows adult content?
Absolutely no adult content
Allows adult content
Allows adult content
Privacy and safety
No exposure to other blogs
‘Next’ button exposes random blogs
‘Related Posts’ links expose multiple other blogs
Allowed access?
check – accessible by most schools
check – blocked for adult content
check – blocked for adult content

Functionality and features

135+ Premium Themes
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check
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‘Easy Blogging’ Mode
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check
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Embed javascript
check
check
check
Extra plugins
check
check
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Upgrades
$3 p/month – which allows you to add features to unlimited student blogs too
No upgrades – simple basic service
$100+ per individual blog for the same features as Edublog Pro users
Advertising
Completely ad free
Integrated with Google Adsense – advertising promoted and encouraged
Ads on all blogs unless you are logged in, costs $30 per blog to turn off

Help and Support

Full documentation
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Access to forums
check
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Premium email support
check
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Telephone support
check
check
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Customized webinars
check
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Classroom tools

Threaded discussions
check
check
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Forums
check
check
check
Wikis
check
check
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Friends & Messages
check
check
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Blog and user management tools

Create blogs & users
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Manage blogs & users
check
check
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Batch create blogs
check
check
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Super admin control
check
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Full MySQL Exports
check
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Custom themes, custom plugins, LDAP integration and other functionality

Upload custom themes
check
check
check
Custom plugins
check
check
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SSL Certification
check
check
check
LDAP & integration
check
check
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Request new features
check
check
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So, what’s the next step?

start a free edublog
start a pro edublog
contact us about campus

Creating and managing student blogs

One of the most powerful features of Edublogs is the ability for teachers to easily create and manage blogs for students.

These unparalleled tools allow teachers to decide if students can post freely to blogs or if any posts and comments must be approved first before being made public. These features also give teachers the freedom to log in as administrators on student blogs to help set up new themes or make changes whenever needed.

Flexible and powerful, our management tools will provide you with all of the oversight that you may need.

Choosing between Edublogs Free, Pro, and Campus

We offer three excellent blogging services. The chart below details what features you will find in each.

Edublogs Free

Free, easy and basic option, great for students

Edublogs Pro

The ultimate blog package for individual teachers

Edublogs Campus

Designed for institutions, manage and control as many blogs as you need – from a single class to 10,000+ blogs

From $3.33 p/month
(Plus add extra features to unlimited student blogs!)
From less than $1 p/blog p/year
See Campus Pricing Here

Features

Create posts and pages
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Post images & audio
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Fast and reliable
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Storage
32 MB
10 GB
10 GB per blog
Privacy
Privacy to search engines
Full privacy options
Sitewide privacy options
30 Free Themes
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check
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100+ Premium Themes
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check + on unlimited student blogs
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Embed videos & more
check
check + on unlimited student blogs
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Mobile blogging
check
check + on unlimited student blogs
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Own domain name
check
check
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Extra plugins
check
check
check
Integrated statistics
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check
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Help and Support

Full documentation
check
check
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Access to forums
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Premium email support
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Telephone support
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Customized webinars
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Classroom tools

Threaded discussions
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Wikis
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Forums
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Community wikis
check
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Friends & Messages
check
check
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Blog and user management tools

Create blogs & users
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Manage blogs & users
check
check
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Batch create blogs
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Super admin control
check
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Full MySQL Exports
check
check
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Custom themes, custom plugins, LDAP integration and other functionality

Upload custom themes
check
check
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Custom plugins
check
check
check
SSL Certification
check
check
check
LDAP & integration
check
check
check
Request new features
check
check
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start a free edublog
start a pro edublog
contact us about campus

Getting started is quick and easy. Click on the large box above that corresponds with the service that you would like to try.

Remember, we are always just one click away to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us should you have any need!

(This is a "Page")Edublogs Free, Pro or Campus?

Edublogs offers three different educational blogging services: Free, Pro and Campus.

Here’s quick guide to help you understand what each service offers:

Edublogs Free

The free version of Edublogs is ideal for students or anyone wanting to just try out a blog.

Edublogs Pro

The professional version of Edublogs gives an individual teacher or blogger the ultimate blogging platform – perfect for classes or for your own powerful functional blog

Edublogs Campus

The enterprise version of Edublogs is ideal for any institution looking to provide Pro level blogs to all of its teachers and students, with personal support, SLAs, custom designs, functionality and more

100% Free

$3.33 p/month
$39.95/year (saves 58%)

$0.75 p/blog p/month
Reduces with larger licences

Limited upload space

10GB upload space

Unlimited upload space

30 free designs

137 premium designs (can be enable all on 50 student blogs)

137 premium designs for all blogs + your own custom designs

Some extra functionality

Plugins, privacy, stats, forums and more

All Pro features + custom functionality and plugin development

Supported by advertising

No advertising, can turn off ads on 50 student blogs

No advertising on any blogs

Cannot create other blogs

Student blog creation and management tools

Batch creation of 1000s of blogs, LDAP integration and more

In addition to this, which service you choose will depend largely on what you want to use Edublogs for, so here’s a brief outline to help you decide.

Edublogs Free

Edublogs free is suitable for people who:

  • Wanting to just try out Edublogs
  • Don’t mind having a few ads on their blogs
  • Want to use a blog only for a very short time
  • Are looking for a ‘free blog’

Educators can disable ads on up to 30 free student blogs using one Edublogs Pro blog!

Edublogs Pro

Edublogs Pro is suitable for people who:

  • Want to have the ultimate educational blogging platform
  • Need full control over privacy
  • Don’t want any advertisements on their blogs
  • Want to create and manage student blogs (without having an institutional (Campus) set up)
  • Would like premium email support
  • Would like access to premium themes and plugins
  • Need more space to upload audio, video and other media
  • Might like to user their own domain name
  • Don’t mind paying the price of a cup of coffee per month for the above!
  • Want to disable ads on up to 30 ‘free blogs’ – ideal for removing ads from your student blogs!
  • Would like access to XML-RPC for 3rd party application and sites such as Delicous, Flickr, LiveWriter, WordPress for iPhone
  • Want to enable to XML-RPC on up to 30 ‘free blogs’ – ideal for enabling mobile blogging!

Edublogs Campus

Edublogs Campus is suitable for people who:

  • Are looking to set up blogs for their institution or district
  • Want all the features of pro, for every user at no extra cost
  • Would like comprehensive email , telephone and webinar support
  • Want to run all of their blogs at their own domain
  • Want to brand and unify their own blogs
  • Would like to upload custom designs and extra features
  • Require unlimited upload space and bandwidth
  • Are looking to save tens of thousands of $s

Edublogs and Supporter

A few weeks ago, Edublogs passed a pretty big milestone, the 250,000 blog mark.

We were and are absolutely delighted that so many teachers and students have been able to use the service for so many different reasons and we want to continue improving, expanding and developing the site so that we can see in 500K, 750K and so on!

And to do that we’ve been working feverishly to set up, configure, manage, and deploy hardware and a system which will allow this to happen – so that you and your students sites will be quick, reliable, safe and ever improving over the years to come.

But in doing so, of course, we had to revisit our business plan because planning on hosting a million+ blogs is a pretty costly endeavor!

Now, a lot of you may know about Edublogs Campus – our institutional and district-wide blogging platform used by clients ranging from Cornell University to the Department of Education in Victoria, Australia. Well, that’s one means that we support free blogs on Edublogs and that’s carrying on just as normal.

The other method has been via Edublogs Supporter, which has allowed teachers to subscribe to receive extra features and more storage.

Well, today we’re improving that.

As of now, Supporters will not only get the same features that they had before, but also massive amounts more storage (we’re increasing 0.5GB to 5GB… a 10 fold increase!), along with exclusive access to tools like the Blog & User Creator, existing plugins (and new ones to come) and other great features.

Also, occasionally, we have displayed ads on sites to assist with covering hosting costs. This is someting we’re going to have to increase on free blogs, but of course Supporter blogs will not have any third party advertising on them.

And more importantly, what we’re also now allowing supporters to do is *turn off* advertising on up to 30 different sites (a whole class of students) – as well as your own blog being turned off automatically.

There are a couple of catches, first up we’re having to increase the price of supporter to $39.95 per year (that’s still less than $4 per month!).

Also, as I mentioned previously, extra functionality (plugins, blogs & user creator and a few others) will only be available for supporter blogs, and there will be a reduction in storage for free blogs too.

Is this ideal? Well, in a utopian world we’d like to give everyone, everything, entirely for free and without any ads! But that’d be a utopia… so, barring that, we hope to still provide great free blogs alongside an absolutely premium supporter service that is more than worth the price of a large coffee per month.

We welcome your feedback, thoughts and requests for new Supporter features in the comments.

Also, if you are experiencing any issues with your supporter subscription or previous credits that you may have lost, please email us at support (at) edublogs /dot/ org and we’ll fix you up (there are always hiccups in a big move).

You can find a bit of a better write up about what Supporter offers here.

Introducing Edublogs Supporter

This is a big development for us here at Edublogs, so if you’ll excuse a small fanfare (trumpets etc.) we give you Edublogs Supporter :)

edublogs supporter

As you know, Edublogs is free of charge and free of advertising, and we’ve been giving a great deal of thought to how we can continue to grow the site, buy more hardware and develop functionality and resources while keeping it exactly that way… and this is one of the ways we are going to do that.

As an Edublogs Supporter you get extra features (like brilliant Twitter and FeedBurner integration), extra storage, listing on the front page of Edublogs (we select 10 random Supporters every hour) and a warm feeling inside that you’re supporting the provision of free, advertising free, tools and resources for teachers, librarians, researchers and, of course, students the world over. All of the current features are listed here.

And we’re going to be adding many many more features too… in fact, if you can think of some which would persuade you to sign up as a supporter let us know about them in the comments below!

So we hope you’ll give it a go, if you sign up for a yearly Supporter account it’s only just over 6 cents a day (25 credits) and you can also sign up for one (5 credits) and three (10 credits) months if you’d just like to give it a try.

Oh, and we’ve also bumped up our standard space upgrade to 3 Gigs.

There’s more information here and we’d love to get your feedback and suggestions below or in the forums.

Supporting edublogs.org

 

It’s pretty much at the end of each month… when the bandwidth limits are drawing near… that the only downside of running edublogs.org kicks in.

Essentially we’re going to need a dedicated server very very soon as in the first place we’re running out of bandwidth / space and in the second I figure we’ll all be happier with better performance (especially around backups). The problem is, however, that it costs. And when you’re sustaining yourself of a lecturers salary with a new mortgage, well, you know how it can be.

But I’m fundamentally against putting any advertising on blogs. Down the line I’d like to leave that option up to you (i.e. advertise if you want to & for yourself) but I certainly don’t want to slap ads on any edublogs.

So, it’s going to have to be sponsorship & partnership. Here’s the deal…

  • Plain old simple advertising as a ‘supporter’ on edublogs.org
  • Inclusion (and write up) in the edublogs.org newsletter
  • Inclusion in the ‘backend’ of each blog (this can be done in a number of ways)
  • Partnership in offering edublogs.org users tools and services

And if you’d like or anyone can suggest other approaches / arrangements please leave a comment or contact me.

We can negotiate arrangements for 3, 6 & 12 months. If you’re interested or know anyone who might be interested please get in touch or let them know!

 

[Oh and for January so far we’re dealing in 32,665 uniques & 1,113,482 pages… and rapidly growing!!! Getting a 12 month agreement in now could be an enormous marketing bargain!!!]

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