From Georgetown University Commons Knowledge Base
There are two methods of logging in to your blog:
1. through the Georgetown University Digital Commons homepage Click the link, then click "log in" in the center section, or in the top right corner. Use your Georgetown net ID and password. Once you are logged in, you will see your name in the center of the page. Click "Access your blogs here." This will take you to your blog's dashboard.
2. through your own blog's address. If your site is public and does not automatically prompt you to log in, add "/wp-admin" to the end of the URL. See the entry on managing the public and administrative sides of your blog.
There are several reasons that you may find yourself unable to log in.
- Are you still using the old password that UIS sent to you when you first got your NetID? Chances are that your password has expired. You can verify this by trying to log in to your GUMail account; if you are unable to do so, your password has expired. You will need to create a new password, which you may still be able to do online. Contact the NetID office at 202-687-2999 for further help.
- Did you add the class during add-drop period? Because we cannot automatically enroll students in the blog, changes to the course roster need to be done by hand. If your professor has not made enrollment changes yet or asked us to do so, you may not yet be on the user list. Please alert your professor to the fact that you are unable to log in and that you suspect the blog user list will need to be updated. If no one else in the class is able to log in, the roster may never have been added; again, please alert your professor.
- Are you entering your full email in the username box? Please don't! You only need to enter your NetID (e.g. abc123). If you enter anything else, you will be unable to log in.
- Have you checked your computer's current language settings? If you use a different language keypad for a language course or are using a public computer, it's possible that your keypad will be set to another region, leading to incorrect characters in your password. On Macs, check for a small flag in the upper right; on PCs, look for a flag or two-letter country code (e.g. EN) in the taskbar at the bottom.
- Have you exhausted all of the above and suspect it's a browser issue? You can try searching for and deleting a "digitalcommons" cookie. To do so, follow the instructions for your browser: