Should I use WordPress to host my course site?

If your course site includes student-specific information, such as rosters, grades or other personally identifiable information, you should not have this on WordPress, as it may compromise student privacy, and violate university policy and federal law. The university provides eCommons as a secure and approved platform for managing this course information. eCommons also provides a range of tools for managing syllabus, communication tools, assignments, and public and private web pages, in addition to roster and gradebook. Linking from eCommons to your WordPress site for additional information that you wish to include with your course materials may be useful. Talk with the FITC about the benefits and limitations of each of these platforms.