Faculty: Logged-in students can submit their coursework using posts and comment on their peer’s coursework using comments. This example post demonstrates how student posts are organized using the category “Student Posts.” This post is displayed under Student Posts in the site menu.

To further organize the coursework you can create additional child categories for students to use, e.g. “Student Posts” > “Assignment 1”. Learn more about categories and tags here.

Faculty may use the WP Grade Comments to grade a student post or provide public or private feedback. Learn more about commenting here.

NOTE: This example student post is for demonstration purposes and is only visible to course site editors.

Student Posts

Students can create posts to respond to assignments, submit work, and share ideas. Students must create an account on the OpenLab and join this course before they are able to write posts.


Students should give their posts the category “Student Work”; all posts in this category will appear under “Student Work”, with the most recent post first. Faculty can create additional categories for students to use, e.g. “Assignment 1 Posts” to help organize student work.


Students are encouraged to comment on each other’s posts to facilitate discussion and provide peer-to-peer feedback. Scroll down to see the example comment associated with this post.