What is Colgate Domains?

Colgate Domains offers access to open-source tools (like WordPress, Scalar and Omeka) that enable faculty and students to build online spaces and environments for learning and sharing. With Colgate Domains, you can create a digital presence that might look like a blog, a wiki, a textbook, a website, a course site or a portfolio.

While the idea of having a space on the web and access to digital tools is not new, it is powerful in that it can be a place of emergence, where learning and creating as a processes of becoming can generate and grow things, ideas and experiences we might not have expected…all made possible by the power of the web to connect us to people and to ideas when we make and share online.

From this idea of connectedness, Colgate Domains offers an opportunity to use your space on the web and digital tools to grow the sorts of things we hope to achieve through teaching, learning, research and creative work in higher education

When you set-up a Colgate Domains account, you will own your domain and the data that you generate there – a notion that may seem liberatory compared to other software and digital tools that you use, but that aren’t transparent with what they do with your data. With Colgate Domains, you’ll have the freedom to explore how your account works and can manage your space on the web on your own terms. When or if you leave Colgate, you will be able to manage your account on your own and you’ll have the ability to take it with you.

Usage Guidelines

Availability & Use

Access to Colgate Domains is available for current Colgate faculty and students. Approval for Colgate staff members will be considered on a case-by-case basis to ensure that intended use of Colgate Domains is consistent with teaching and research purposes.

Use of Colgate Domains is governed by Colgate’s Acceptable Use Policy (http://www.colgate.edu/offices-and-services/information-technology/privacy-and-security/acceptable-use-policy).

Process for Account Creation

  • Faculty and students fill out the request form for a Colgate Domains account.
  • ITS staff are notified of the request.
  • Users are notified via email from itshelp@colgate.edu that their account request has been received.
  • Users must check that email for a link to complete the sign-up process.
  • Once signed-up, users can begin navigating their cPanel to install applications (such as WordPress) to their Colgate Domains account.

Domain Names

The subdomain names for Colgate Domains accounts are automatically named http://username.colgate.domains. This is standardized. Subdomains cannot be customized.

If you are looking to create a colgate.edu webpage, or a custom website with a colgate.edu subdomain or a redirect to colgate.edu, please reach out to the Communications Team website@colgate.edu.

Account Storage Limits

Colgate Domains accounts for faculty and staff include 3GB of storage space. Student accounts include 1GB of storage space. Requests for more storage space will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis. Send a request for more storage space to itshelp@colgate.edu.