Courses, Projects, and Clubs

What is a Club on the OpenLab?

Students, faculty, and staff can create clubs on the OpenLab to serve as online extensions of their in-person City Tech clubs. If updated regularly, this online space can serve as a way to inform other students of club meetings and activities, have discussions about events and other club-related matters, share club materials, and maintain a web presence.  Each club offers a Discussion forum, Docs for collaborative editing, a place to upload Files, and a Site where members can write posts (blog entries), provide feedback, and share files and other resources.

Club Profile

Every Club has a Profile and a Site.  The Profile is like a portal for the site, displaying an avatar (profile picture), club description, list of members, and access to Discussion, Docs, Files, and the Club Site, and for administrators, access to admin settings.

Club Profile Screen Shot

If a club is private, non-members will only see the avatar and description, as well as a link to the club Site, which can be either private or public.  OpenLab members who are signed in can request membership, but cannot join without approval of an administrator.

Club Profile Screen Shot

Club Site

Club Sites, built with the open source blogging platform WordPress, provide a robust space for conversation, collaboration, and sharing.  Club members can write posts, participate in discussions, and share documents.  Different types of files can be posted on a site, including Word docs, PDFs, images, video, and audio.  If the site is public, the club can use the OpenLab as a way to have a consistent and up-to-date web presence, advertising events and sharing club materials.

Club Site Screen Shot

Read more information on Sites in Courses, Projects, and Clubs.   Or, browse through the existing Clubs on the OpenLab.