Information Services

Detailed comparative matrix

Still confused about which tool to choose? Our detailed matrix will help you decide.

This matrix details all the functionalities which are available to each blogging platform the University offers. By scrolling down, you will be able to compare each platform and decide which suits you best depending on what service you need.  For more directed advice, consult our Blogging tool summary. If you have no idea what to look for, try our interactive blogging tree.

 

 

 

blogs.ed.ac.uk

Customised Blogs

DIY Blogs

PebblePad

VLE Blogs

MANAGEMENT

         
Domain
ed.ac.uk ed.ac.uk or other domain of choice ed.ac.uk or other domain of choice pebblepad.co.uk/edinburgh ed.ac.uk
Central Support/ Cost
Yes/ Free Yes/Paid service at day rate Infrastructure: Yes- Application: no/ Free unless Research Yes/Free Yes/ Free
           

FUNCTIONALITY

blogs.ed.ac.uk Customised Blogs DIY Blogs PebblePad VLE Blogs
Allows Customisation
Basic Personalised Advanced Limited Very Limited
Bespoke Development Possible
No Yes Yes No No
Multi Modal Blogging
Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Structured Assessment Workflow
No No No Yes Yes
Simple Blog
No No No Yes Yes
Export/ Import Content in Usable Format
Yes Yes Yes Static Formats only No
Integration with Social Media tools
Yes Yes Yes No No
Privacy Options
         
   Public Yes Yes Yes Yes No
   Restricted to EASE Yes Yes Yes No Yes
   Restricted to Named Users Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Collaborative Blogging
Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Integration with VLE
No No No Yes Yes
           

BLOG TYPE (and exemplar)

blogs.ed.ac.uk Customised Blogs DIY Blogs PebblePad VLE Blogs
Learning and Teaching Blog
Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Research Blog
Yes Yes Yes No No
Professional/ Academic Profile Blog
Yes No No No No
Departmental/Student Community Blog
Yes Yes Yes No No