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Creating community through student recognition

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OU Create is a Domain of One's Own initiative in which any faculty, staff member or student at the University of Oklahoma can sign up for a free domain and web hosting. We now have more than 4,000 users, but creating a community is an ongoing challenge.

In this presentation, I will detail the design and implementation of an award ceremony called the Creaties that we have hosted annually for the last three years. The nomination process, ceremony and artifacts from this event have allowed us to identify and celebrate creativity and innovation within our WordPress community. They provide a set of examples and best practices as we continue to onboard new users.

Takeaways from this session will include suggestions for onboarding and encouraging users in a campus wide web system.

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2018 website at

John Stewart

What is WPCampus?
WPCampus 2018 was the third annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education. The event took place July 12-14 on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more about the event at

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