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About Colgate Domains

Colgate Domains provides faculty with a “domain” or a space on the web where they can establish a digital presence for their teaching and scholarly work. Faculty will be provided with a URL ( and a cPanel account that they can use to install and manage web applications in their Domain to support teaching and learning. Colgate Domains empowers faculty to establish a scholarly digital identity on the web, and to explore innovative ways to use the web to enhance teaching, learning and research. To request an account and get started please visit (

Example web applications available through Colgate Domains

  • WordPress: An open-source application for blogging and website creation.
  • Omeka: An open-source platform for creating digital archives and scholarly collections
  • Scalar: An open source platform for publishing long-form digital scholarship that can integrate a variety of digital media
  • Media Wiki: The software that powers Wikipedia and  online databases
  • Additional web applications are also available for managing content, building online communities and storing photos and files.


We partner with faculty to explore ways to use the web to support teaching, learning, scholarship and creative work. Some possible uses include:Build a professional portfolio for presenting your curriculum vitae.

  • Build a professional portfolio for presenting your curriculum vitae.
  • Create a course site that enables students to publish and share their work for audiences beyond Colgate
  • Begin or continue a blogging practice related to your research or reflections on teaching.
  • Develop a site to document and showcase the work of your research lab.
  • Set-up blogs for students in your course or research lab to reflect and share their learning and to “link their thinking” to sources across the web.


If you are interested in exploring Colgate Domains, please contact our Instructional Designer for Connected Learning:

Christine Moskell, PhD