Why choose Voices? UChicago Voices is a WordPress based platform and is suitable for digital exhibitions that place equal emphasis on image and text but do not require more than a caption for each image. It works especially well in conjunction with using a course blog as a replacement for Canvas discussion boards. Instructors have a high degree of control over how the site looks. The learning curve for UChicago Voices ranges from easy to moderate, depending on the features required by faculty and instructor, and it can be integrated with Canvas.
Demos of layout options available on Voices:
Image-Focused Layout: https://voices.uchicago.edu/exhibitiontemplate/
Image and Text Focused Layout: https://voices.uchicago.edu/exhibitiontemplate2/
Text-Focused Layout: https://voices.uchicago.edu/exhibitiontemplate3/
Why choose Wiki? UChicago Wiki is suitable for digital exhibitions that are text focused and do not require more than a caption for each image. The platform offers basic text styling options and allows users to focus on the substance of the text. The learning curve for UChicago Wiki is fairly low.
Wiki sites can be collaborative, with multiple users able to contribute to the same site. Wiki sites are similar to other blog formats: they allow for written posts, images, different pages, and comments. Users have the option to make their site private or publicly viewable.
View a demo Wiki site of a digital exhibition.
Academic Technology Solutions staff can work with faculty and instructors to set up the site, provide in-class training, and more. Set up a consultation to get started.