Elementor is a very common WordPress block based plugin that makes creating a unique website extremely simple. Because of all the options Elementor provides, there is little chance that any other will have a duplicate site to yours! View the short video below to learn how to get started with Elementor! The video assumes you already have the plugin Elementor installed and activated before starting. There are over 30 widgets in the free version of Elementor including text editors, columns, buttons, music, code, icons, and…Continue Reading “Using the Elementor Plugin”

There are features in Google Chrome that can be very helpful while designing your domain, but they may be unknown for many. Responsive View This feature allows you to see how your website will look at a variety of widths and on different devices. To find this feature, right-click anywhere on your website, and near the bottom, there will be an option called Inspect. You can also reach this by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+I. Once inside the inspector, the left side will be the…Continue Reading “Device Toolbar in Google Chrome”

Each student at St. Norbert is given one gigabyte of space on their domain for free through the Knight Domains program. This storage can fill up quickly, especially if you decide to use many large images on your website. I’ll show you the way to check how much storage you have used so far and two helpful plugins to reduce that number! Looking at storage through CPanel You can check how much storage is being used up on your domain in a few short steps…Continue Reading “Reducing Domain Storage”

I have recently been talking to a group of my friends, and very few of them use Google Calendar. This shocked me because Google Calendar is the only way I am any percent organized right now. Before college, I used my phone’s Apple Calendar, but it pales in comparison to the blessing that is Google Calendar in my life. There are five major advantages of Google Calendar that I think everyone (especially college students) should know. Convenience/Ease Colored Events Sharing Events Checking Others’ Schedules Reminders…Continue Reading “Why Google Calendar Has Helped Me”

While attending Digital Pedagogy Lab, most of the questions raised in my track included, “Why should students/faculty care about Open Learning and why is this valuable for students?” In response to these questions, I decided to look back at my first year at St. Norbert to reflect on my most valuable/memorable learning experiences I had 1. Working Collaboratively in a Group with Professors/Faculty The whole of my research fellowship was an experience I was not expecting at all. From the first day, I was surprised…Continue Reading “10 Most Valuable Learning Experiences During My First Year”

This summer marks the one-year anniversary of acquiring my domain through St. Norbert’s “Domain of One’s Own” program Knight Domains. I have learned a few important lessons over the past year about what having your own domain can mean. Security The first issue that I never really thought about was the security and privacy on my domain. A few months after having my domain, I realized that if you searched my name, my domain was one of the first things that popped up. I was…Continue Reading “What Having a Domain for a Year Has Taught Me”

This past week, June 9th-12th, I had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Domains Conference hosted by Reclaim Hosting in Durham, North Carolina. The experience was truly more unique than any other experience I have had. This was my first education conference, and therefore my first Educational Technology Conference. Biggest Surprise The range of schools across the country that attended, along with the wide variety of stages that the domain programs are currently surprised me the most. From the small, undergraduate Liberal Arts college, in…Continue Reading “What I Learned at Domains ’19: Back to the Future”