digress.it tutorials

Following the original JISCPress project, we received extra ‘benefits and realisation’ funds to work on making the outcomes of the JISCPress project sustainable. We concentrated on the digress.it plugin and version 3 will be available any day now. RC-3 can be downloaded from our Google code site.

We committed to creating some video tutorials to introduce new users to digress.it. They can now be viewed, embedded and downloaded from Vimeo. Here’s an example. They are all licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. If you would like the original project files for remixing for your own uses/branding, we can supply them on DVD.

What is digress.it and why use it? from University of Lincoln on Vimeo.

A transcript for the videos is on Google docs.
If you’re using digress.it or interested in using it, please do join the discussion list. There are over 60 people on the list and we’ve received a lot of help testing the new version of digress.it from people on the mailing list. Thank you!

There will be a post soon on the accessibility review of digress.it and what we’ve done to address it in the new version of digress.it.

Eddie talks about digress.it and JISCPress

It’s long, it’s a bit rough, but if you’re interested in the development of CommentPress, digress.it and a major part of the JISCPress project, you might want to set an hour aside…


  1. Can you tell us a bit about CommentPress and why the move to digress.it? (00:10)
  2. What design decisions have you made for digress.it? Is there anything that other developers should be aware of? (06:00)
  3. What single area of work on the JISCPress Project has been the most time-consuming (and therefore expensive)? (10:45)
  4. What’s been the biggest challenge for you on the JISCPress Project? (20:40)
  5. Paragraph-level trackbacks and remote embedding of paragraphs which also provided a trackback, were two requirements we kept pushing for. What problems still remain with these features? (23:50)
  6. What software tools or productivity methods do you use and how do you use them? (34:40)
  7. What was the most important thing that brought value to your work? (52:40)
  8. What’s the future of digress.it? How will it be sustained now the JISCPress project has finished? (55:16)
  9. Any more plans for digress.it? (01:02:15)
  10. You’ve started writing a digress.it server, right? (01:04:56)

Eddie Tejeda talks about digress.it and JISCPress from University of Lincoln on Vimeo.