Websites on www.bu.edu and www.bumc.bu.edu

Type of Website URL(s) Technology Who Can Request … How to Get …
Schools & Colleges www.bu.edu
www.bumc.bu.edu
www.bu.edu:
WordPress
or non-WordPress
www.bumc.bu.edu: currently
WordPress only
Department administrator or designated representative Request a site
Academic Departments
Administrative Offices/Units
Business Offices/Units
Centers & Institutes
(reporting to Provost)
Major Initiatives, Events & Ceremonies

Websites on sites.bu.edu, blogs.bu.edu, and people.bu.edu

Type of Website URL(s) Technology Who Can Request … How to Get …
Faculty/Staff Individual* sites.bu.edu WordPress Faculty/Staff Request a site
blogs.bu.edu WordPress Faculty/Staff Learn more
people.bu.edu non-WordPress Faculty/Staff Learn more
Course sites.bu.edu WordPress Faculty Request a site
Student* blogs.bu.edu WordPress Student Learn more
people.bu.edu non-WordPress Student Learn more
Student Group*
(registered with SAO)
sites.bu.edu WordPress Faculty/Staff or Student Request a site
Student Group*
(not registered with SAO)
blogs.bu.edu WordPress Student Learn more
Departmental Blog sites.bu.edu WordPress Faculty/Staff Learn more
blogs.bu.edu WordPress Faculty/Staff Learn more
Research Lab sites.bu.edu WordPress Faculty/Staff Request a site
Centers & Institutes
(not reporting to Provost)
sites.bu.edu WordPress Administrator or designated representative from the sponsoring entity Request a site
Events, Conferences & Seminars*
Projects*
Programs

*Sites for individuals, student groups, events and projects that have remained inactive for 2 years may be subject to removal if IS&T cannot verify a site status or the site owner/admin is no longer affiliated with the University.

Other Services & Alternatives

Type of Website URL(s) Technology Who Can Request … How to Get …
Course learn.bu.edu Blackboard Learn Faculty Learn about Blackboard Learn
Research/Publications/Docs open.bu.edu OpenBU (Dspace) Faculty/Staff, Student via application Learn about OpenBU
e-Portfolio bu.digication.com Digication Faculty/Staff, Student Learn about e-Porfolio sites
Student, Personal wordpress.com WordPress Anyone wordpress.com is a great alternative for a free blog or personal website you can keep forever

Social Media

Web Service Guidelines Assets
Facebook Please refer to Facebook guidelines on Branding Social Media Websites. See the Downloads section on Branding Social Media Websites for downloadable social media themes that include a Twitter background, Twitter avatar, and Facebook profile picture. Also see the available Facebook Timeline photos.
Twitter Please refer to Twitter guidelines on Branding Social Media Websites.