Announcing MiddCreate

It’s official! MiddCreate is live!

What is MiddCreate, you ask?

MiddCreate allows Middlebury students, faculty, and staff to create a personal web subdomain. In that web space, users can design and create spaces of almost unlimited possibilities, including installing various applications and content management systems, setting up subdomains, and installing databases. In addition, users may choose to “map” their domain (or a subdomain) to other services. You can read more about the possibilities of MiddCreate and differences between it and our hosted blog environments on our blog.

To explore examples of MiddCreate tools, check out this site created by Clarissa Stewart, DLC/MiddCreate intern, and this site created by Evelyn Helminen, Assistant Director of the DLC.

How to get started with MiddCreate

To get started with your own MiddCreate site, go to https://middcreate.net. Click “Dashboard,” which will take you to a sign-on page, give you the opportunity to choose/register your subdomain name, and allow you to access your own personal cPanel. (Note to people at MIIS: the email you should use is your username@middlebury.edu and regular email password.) If you would like step-by-step guidance on how to utilize the cPanel, install applications, and more, see our support documentation.

If you create a site that you are excited to share, please email us for inclusion in the “Featured MiddCreate Spaces” on the main website. We encourage everyone to explore how this environment can be used to share, collaborate on, and discuss our academic and professional work across Middlebury and beyond! Faculty, if you want to talk with the Office of Digital Learning about how you or your class might use MiddCreate, email us at apdl@middlebury.edu
Want to read more about Domain of One’s Own? Give these recent articles a try:
During this academic year, we will welcome speakers who will discuss the importance and possibilities of “Domain of One’s Own” initiatives like MiddCreate. We are pleased to announce the first two speakers, who will join us this fall to share their views:

“Openness without penalty: The cornerstone of the creative student/classroom/university”
Adam Croom, director of digital learning, University of Oklahoma

Monday, September 26 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Library 105 & streaming to Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey (details will be sent closer to the date)

“Attending to the Digital / Reclaiming the Web”
Audrey Watters, education writer and rabble rouser, Hack Education

Friday, October 21st at 1:30pm ET / 10:30am PT
Van Buren 499, will be streamed to Middlebury College
Workshops on MiddCreate will follow Audrey’s talk on the MIIS and Middlebury campuses

Image by maf04, CC BY-SA 2.0
Amy Collier

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