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Blogging tool summary

A description of the key features of our available blogging platforms.

Before you consult our comparative matrix, we might be able to point you in the right direction: 

I want a blog for learning and teaching 

  • If you need a highly structured blog or an assessment workflow which allows originality checking, PebblePad  is the best option for you. 
  • If you need a very simple blog, private to you and the student, the blogging tools built into the VLE are your best choice. 
  • If you need a highly customisable blog that may include multi-media, is the best choice. 

If you aren’t sure, see the more detailed info in our matrix, or get in touch for a chat. 

I want a blog for my research project 

  • If you do not require a personal domain name and/or have a limited budget, the best option for you is a free blog on .
  • If you do need something highly tailored for your project consult our matrix.
  • If you require your own website, get in touch with us to explore your options. 

I want a blog to support my own academic / professional development with a public facing blog

  • is the best option for you. 
  • If you are a student and wish to improve your digital skills, Domain of One's Own is your best choice [coming soon]. 

Remember that you can also link this into your EdWeb profile. Find out more about Edweb profiles here. 

I want a blog to complement my College, School, department or unit website or to support a community 

Please remember to not use this blogging platform to publish news about your department/community: we do not aim to replace the main Edinburgh University Website.