What is CreateFSU?

Sponsored by University Libraries, CreateFSU gives us FSU faculty and students the opportunity to take responsibility for a digital space where they can showcase their research and have a voice and presence all their own.

Technically, what it is:

  • You’ll register a personalized sub-domain name associated with an online web space over which you’ll have control. You might share an academic project, a website or blog related to your research, a professional portfolio, or a digital exhibit that you collaboratively create with your students – to name just a few examples. 
  • You’ll have access to a number of open applications such as WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, Scalar, or Media Wiki.
  • If you depart from FSU, you may choose to take your work with you and purchase your own domain.  

What it includes:

All accounts are given 1 GB of storage and access to one-click installation of applications, including:

  • WordPress
    • Course Blogs
    • Portfolio/Resume Sites
    • Student Group Sites
  • Omeka
    • Web Publishing
    • Digital Collections
    • Online Exhibits
  • Scalar
    • Long-Form Digital Scholarship
    • Collaborative Authoring
    • Assemble and Juxtapose Media
  • And over 150 other options

What it excludes

The service will not be offered to department or non-individual accounts, nor for storage-intense digital projects. It is also not currently available to official student clubs.

The service does not include a design consultation service. Think of the project and your space as a playground or a laboratory. 

How do I get started?

Simply go to the CreateFSU homepage and click “Get Started” to tell the CreateFSU team more about your project through our Project Request form. After you’ve submitted the initial request, the team will get back to you with instructions for building your new site. Through the web hosting provider Reclaim Hosting, CreateFSU allows users to build sites, wikis, forums, and more.

Learn more on our FAQs and support page or contact lib-create@fsu.edu for additional information.


The content on this page was adapted from The University of Colorado Boulder (https://buffscreate.net/about/).