Whether you are seeking to make your research publicly available, host an interactive website for your courses, or track research for your M.A. thesis or dissertation, creating websites has become critical in academic scholarship. Doing so with visual and audio elements can bring data and research findings to life.
On your WordPress-supported CUNY Academic Commons (CAC) you can embed a wide array of content with plugins (including videos and sounds from Youtube and Spotify), charts and graphs from Infogram and Plotly, interactive timelines from Timeline JS, and so much more.
In this blog post, I will start by defining some key terms. Next, I will discuss some of the ethical and legal questions to consider before embedding content on your website. And finally, I will walk you through how to use the CAC’s three main tools for embedding content on your website.