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About These Domains of Our Own

About These Domains of Our Own

The concept of Domain of One’s Own is a place on the web that truly is personally managed and designed by individuals, a place where they can choose what and how they share (post) and empower themselves to better control how we are represented online. ...

Blog Connect Map

Just for reference... Connect starts here
Contact Us

Contact Us

Got a question? Problem? Praise? We want to hear from you! For general queries about Ontario Extend, send an email to extend@ecampusontario.com You can also tweet us: @ontarioextend Ontario Extend @greeneterry Terry Greene ...
Domain Camp 2018

Domain Camp 2018

A placeholder for content from 2018, will be moved over week by week to https://extend-domains.ecampusontario.ca/camp Camp Schedule Camp Areas Camp Home   Community   Activities Featured Image: Original image modeled...
Domain Camp 2019

Domain Camp 2019

Welcome to Ontario Extend Domain Camp, where over a several week experience we will help you get your skills up in understanding and management of an internet domain of your own, a place to express and share your ideas, knowledge, materials without the...
Getting Ready for Domain Camp

Getting Ready for Domain Camp

Domain Camp 2019 is starting JUne 11! What should you pack and prepare for?
Week 1: Meeting Cpanel, Landing Pages, Files

Week 1: Meeting Cpanel, Landing Pages, Files

The first week of Domain Camp includes sharing domain name stories, meeting cpanel, creating a simple landing page with Site Builder, and using the File Manager to upload and modify content in your domain.
Week 2: Subdomains, Installing Blogs, Redirects

Week 2: Subdomains, Installing Blogs, Redirects

In week 2 of Domain Camp we are creating subdomains, installing apps/sites into subdomains vs directories, setting up a camp blog with WordPress, using web redirects, and how to password protect a site.
Week 3: Better Landing Pages, SPLOTS, Email, and SSL Sites

Week 3: Better Landing Pages, SPLOTS, Email, and SSL Sites

Activities around Domain Camp in week 3 include installing a better landing page with a Wordpress theme (or something else), SPLOTs, setting up domain email address as well as email forwarders, and running sites under SSL.
Catch Up Week

Catch Up Week

Woah, Domain Camp might be going by tooooooo fast. This week we have a break to catch up, or catch a snooze, or just sit around the campfire telling stories.
Week 4: Exploring Other Apps To Add to Your Domain

Week 4: Exploring Other Apps To Add to Your Domain

This was billed as our last week of Domain Camp but we are keeping camp open longer. Your Domain offers much more than Wordpress sites, this week we explore other applications you can run in your own domain.
Week 5: WordPress Retreat with Settings, Categories vs Tags

Week 5: WordPress Retreat with Settings, Categories vs Tags

Domain Camp is committed to staying open til the end of summer. Are you ready for more? Since the app most people will use is WordPress, and we think WordPress is awesome, we will finish this month with activities to help you get more familiar with its capabilities and features.
Week 6: Cooking Over the WordPress Campfire, Permalinks, Menus, Plugins

Week 6: Cooking Over the WordPress Campfire, Permalinks, Menus, Plugins

How is your WordPress cooking? This week we look into using permalinks without burning your fingers, roasting up complex or simple menus, and a buffet of plugins to explore (or share).
Week 7: Theme Picking and Syndication Hubs

Week 7: Theme Picking and Syndication Hubs

Woah, it's the last week of summer. Here is our last installment of WordPress camp activities (for now), we have some things for you to pack in your duffel bag for when you might need them.
Domain Super Heroes

Domain Super Heroes

As participants in the project create their domain, they are asked to send it to us via a web form. Here we display the names of our Domain Super Heroes. Featured Image: Domain Super Heroes flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the...
Don't Stress! How to Ask for Help

Don't Stress! How to Ask for Help

All this domain stuff can be overwhelming. That is natural. It is new. But this is the idea of extending ourselves, growing by doing things we may think we cannot do, or is beyond us. We expect this of our students, why not ourselves? History...
Guide to Extending With Domains of Our Own

Guide to Extending With Domains of Our Own

Here is the reference guide for our participants to set up their own domains and start building them out. Featured Image: Graphic Domain Wikimedia Commons photo by Catanja shared under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA license
What and Why of Domains

What and Why of Domains

What exactly are "Domains of Our Own" and why are we inviting Ontario Extend participants to take this on?
Setting Up Your Domain Account

Setting Up Your Domain Account

You first step is creating an account with a hosting provider such as the one we suggest Reclaim Hosting (but it can be any web hosting company that offers domain name and a cpanel access. This means you have already decided on the domain name that you will soon own.
Meeting cpanel (and not getting overwhelmed)

Meeting cpanel (and not getting overwhelmed)

Say hello to cpanel , the cockpit of your domain. Don't worry about all the knobs and dials. Most of them you will never use, but the sheer number of them hopefully indicates the amount of power you have.
Quick Publishing a Calling Card

Quick Publishing a Calling Card

It feels good to make something quickly. In this section we will use a cpanel tool to publish a landing page for your domain, a welcoming front door, something personalized to be about you.
An Email of Your Own

An Email of Your Own

Not only do you get a domain for a web site, you can also create and manage custom email addresses. That's right, you can create an email address with whatever you want before the @ and your personal domain name after it.
Expanding Your Domain with Subdomains

Expanding Your Domain with Subdomains

Think of your domain as empty land of potential, where eventually you can build as many different structures as you need or like. Learn how to set up subdomains as location holders on your land map.
Installing a Blog

Installing a Blog

Put on your toolbelt as you learn to use cpanel to install software for your first site, a blog to be used for the Ontario Extend project.
More Domain Tools To Look At

More Domain Tools To Look At

Your cpanel offers access to almost 100 different applications you can add to your domain. Which ones might you consider? We have suggestions!
Guide to Extending with Wordpress

Guide to Extending with Wordpress

You have installed Wordpress and you all ready to set up a stellar and beautiful blog. Where do you start? Wordpress is more than a blogging tool. It is a powerful web publishing platform, both easy to use and overwhelming with options. To paraphrase...
Entering the Mystery Land of the Wordpress Dashboard

Entering the Mystery Land of the Wordpress Dashboard

Enter the magic kingdom of managing your Wordpress site, the dashboard, where you pop the hood of your blog and touch the engine.
Adjusting a Few Key Settings

Adjusting a Few Key Settings

In a new Wordpress site, we first want to twiddle a few knobs and enter some settings that will make your blog engine run smoothly.
Organizing Your Site With Categories and Tags

Organizing Your Site With Categories and Tags

Wordpress offers two powerful ways to organize your site content. We suggest setting up a system / approach for doing this from the start.
How to Blog Like an Extend Champion

How to Blog Like an Extend Champion

You have set up your blog, connected it to this site, and maybe now you are staring at the empty composition screen in a blog editor. What do you do? There are no shortages of web sites, books, articles with tips on how to write blog posts . Many are...
It's a Tag Tag World

It's a Tag Tag World

Explore all of the syndicated posts by tags... Featured Image:
Meet The Extenders...

Meet The Extenders...

Below is a list of all Ontario Extend blogs we are syndicating into this site, the people we are proud to call "Extenders." See also the lists by cohort: 9X9X25 Challengers  East Cohort West Cohort North Cohort mOOC Cohort eCampus Ontario Staff ...

East Cohort

Below is a list of all Ontario Extend blogs we are syndicating into this site from the East Ontario Cohort. If your blog is not listed here, we want to fix that situation ASAP. Please leave a message or contact Terry Greene (@greeneterry on twitter...

eCampus Ontario Staff

Below is a list of all Ontario Extend blogs we are syndicating into this site from staff of eCampus Ontario. If your blog is not listed here, we want to fix that situation ASAP. Please leave a message or contact Terry Greene (@greeneterry on twitter...

North Cohort

Below is a list of all Ontario Extend blogs we are syndicating into this site from the North Ontario Cohort. If your blog is not listed here, we want to fix that situation ASAP. Please leave a message or contact Terry Greene (@greeneterry on twitter...

Ontario Extend mOOC Cohort

Below is a list of all Ontario Extend blogs we are syndicating into this site from participants in the Ontario Extend mOOC Edition that is starting in January 2019. We are also using this space as a wee bit of experimentation with web annotation....

Open Cohort

Below is a list of all Ontario Extend blogs we are syndicating into this site from open participants. If your blog is not listed here, we want to fix that situation ASAP. Please leave a message or contact Terry Greene (@greeneterry on twitter ) or...

West Cohort

Below is a list of all Ontario Extend blogs we are syndicating into this site from the West Ontario Cohort. If your blog is not listed here, we want to fix that situation ASAP. Please leave a message or contact Terry Greene (@greeneterry on twitter...

9x9x25 Challenge Participants

Below is a list of all Ontario Extend blogs we are syndicating into this site from participants in the 9x9x25 Challenge . If your blog is not listed here, we want to fix that situation ASAP. Please leave a message or contact Terry Greene (@greeneterry...
On Constructive Commenting

On Constructive Commenting

Comments. They are part of the magic sauce of Ontario Extend that knits participants together. Leaving comments is not that difficult to do -- you type words in a box and click a button. But in the rush of all the activities, modules, tweeting, commenting...
Ontario Extend Blog Setup Guide

Ontario Extend Blog Setup Guide

An Ontario Extender needs an online space of their own, a shared notebook, if you will, to narrate and share their experiences. This might include resources and teaching practices, but also journal-like entries that are reflections on your experience....
Choices For A Shiny New Blog

Choices For A Shiny New Blog

How exciting, a new blog! Which provider to choose? You have options for where you do your Ontario Extend blogging, as long as (a) the blog is public and (b) that it is on a platform that produces an RSS Feed. Below you will find suggestions and links...
Write Something First!

Write Something First!

Now that you have set up that shiny new blog , how about putting something in it? For the syndication process to work, you must have at least one published post on your blog (new Wordpress blogs start with the same boring "Hello World" post; we suggest...
Find Your Blog's Address on the Web

Find Your Blog's Address on the Web

Your shiny new blog should now have at least one new published post . Your entire site has its own street address on the internet, the one that shows all of your blog posts. It's important to know this web address when adding your blog to the Ontario...
Finding the (not so mysterious) RSS Feed Link for Your Blog

Finding the (not so mysterious) RSS Feed Link for Your Blog

You will likely never see or use the web address again, but the RSS Feed for your blog is what enables this site to check yours for new content. Use the patterns below to find the web address RSS Feed for your blog. Just believe in the magic it does. Wordpress.com...
Using an Existing Blog for Ontario Extend Blogging

Using an Existing Blog for Ontario Extend Blogging

If you already have a blog that is a comfortable place for writing, then use that nice home. We can still connect your writing to the Ontario Extend Network. As long as your existing blog publishes an RSS Feed it can work for Ontario Extend. This includes...
Organizing/Identifying Your Ontario Extend Posts

Organizing/Identifying Your Ontario Extend Posts

If you are using an existing blog or a new one where you might write about topics not related to Ontario Extend, you can use it's internal organization features to indicate which posts we should syndicate. This means when the Ontario Extend site checks...
Write a Post With Your Tag/Category/Label

Write a Post With Your Tag/Category/Label

Now that you have given some thought to using tags, categories, or labels to distinguish your Ontaro Extend blog posts from other ones on uoir blog, how about writing a first post using it? For the syndication process to work, you must have at least...
Finding The Address for Your Tagged / Categorized / Labeled Posts

Finding The Address for Your Tagged / Categorized / Labeled Posts

By this point you should have written one new published post using the tag/category/tag you will use for all your Ontario Extend posts. This produces its own street address on the internet, the one that shows all of your blog posts written for Ontario...
Finding the RSS Feed Link for Your Tagged / Categorized / Labeled Posts

Finding the RSS Feed Link for Your Tagged / Categorized / Labeled Posts

You will likely never see or use the web address again, but the RSS Feed for your tagged/categorized/labeled blog posts is what enables this site to check yours for new content that you have designated to be shared.. Use the patterns below to find...
Connect Your Blog to the Network

Connect Your Blog to the Network

Here is the place to connect your individual blog to the Ontario Extend Network. This enables us to "syndicate" your latest content, and publish links back to your posts from the front page of this site . To complete this form you will need to have...
The Extend Do It Yourself Guide

The Extend Do It Yourself Guide

The first iterations of the Ontario Extend program were designed to be done independently in "choose your own path" style. This meant proceeding through the modules at one's own pace, connecting via twitter, writing up and reflecting on their work...
The Magic Box: Blog Feed Finder

The Magic Box: Blog Feed Finder

The Blog Feed Finder helps you work out the exact web address (URL) for your blog's feed. Start by going to your blog - use another browser tab or window. Copy the web address - the text in your browser's 'address bar' which starts with 'http:// ' or...
Guide to Extending With Twitter

Guide to Extending With Twitter

During the Extend mOOCs, cohorts and in the time between, we ask participants to communicate with each other, share ideas, asking and answering questions in twitter. Whatever your experience or opinion is of twitter, in the spirit of the ideas of Collaboration...
First Time Tweeter? Create a New Account

First Time Tweeter? Create a New Account

On joining twitter, you can create any twitter username that you desire- this is a twitter "handle" like @ontarioextend). Keep in mind this is your account name; you can always use your real name (or anything else) for displaying beside it. If you...
I'm a Veteran Twitter Bird and Will Use an Existing Account

I'm a Veteran Twitter Bird and Will Use an Existing Account

You have twitter under control. Groovy. Feel free to use your existing account for Ontario Extend. If has been a while since you tweeted, you may want to review and update your profile settings . We are also suggesting using the #oextend hashtag...
I’m a Veteran Twitter Bird but Will Create a New Account

I’m a Veteran Twitter Bird but Will Create a New Account

You’ve tweeted before. You know all about participating here. Maybe a lot. Maybe it was just for a workshop. Maybe you want to separate your activity for different projects.  You may have any reason to create a different account for Ontario Extend. ...
Now That You Are in Twitter... More to Do

Now That You Are in Twitter... More to Do

Start tweeting! We suggest that you install the twitter app on your mobile device or add a new account if you are already tweeting from that device. You might as well tweet a few things before you leave for the institute. Some suggestions if you...

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