While there are numerous blogging options available not all of these are ideal for organisational blogging. In my honest opinion WordPress MU, either by hosting your own site or using a hosted WordPress MU solution like Edublogs Campus, is the best option.
Intro To WordPress MU
When you sign up for a blog on Edublogs, WordPress.com, Blogger and TypePad these companies host your blog which means you can get on with the job of writing your posts and blog design. The highest level of access you have is as an administrator and because it is a hosted solution features like adding extra plugins or uploading themes aren’t possible.
When you want to hosts lots of WordPress blogs on the same domain then you need to use WordPress MU (WordPress Multiuser and also known as WPMU). Both Edublogs or WordPress.com use WordPress MU but Edublogs has been highly customised to include features that specifically assist educators with using the blogs with students.
WordPress MU and Site Admin Users
Schools and universities who want the highest level of control and access to all their blogs look at solutions like hosting their own WordPress MU site or Edublogs Campus because site admin provides this.
A site admin user is the next level of access, and responsibility, above an administrator.
In really simple terms, if you have problems with a student, as site admin user, you can immediately log into the dashboard of their blog, without being attached as a user to that blog, then edit/delete a post/comment plus change whether that student can access their blog.
For more information check out The Site Admin User Guide.
Alternatively to experience being a site admin, log into University of Blogs with username: admin password: pass. You can make as many changes as you like because this sandpit site is refreshed to its original form every hour.
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