We can’t what?
My plan was to have students create portfolios inside PrairieSouth.ca. When they were ready, I'd simply given them their domain names and the domains would then point to their portfolios. Seemed like a good plan. However, I failed to check with our IT department earlier because since our domain is under CNET, we do not control our DNS and thus cannot have multiple domains. If that sentence makes no sense to you, and I may not even have explained it correctly, the bottom line is my plan wouldn't work and I needed to find a space for our sites to be hosted.
After several discussions with our IT department and others, I ended up purchasing 3 years of hosting through Bluehost. I've used Bluehost personally for 3 years and are very happy with them and I feel comfortable administrating the sites with them. The IT department graciously offered to help manage and support the site. So the plan is now to have students export their blogs and import them into bluehost. I'll likely use a subdomain of this site, identitymanagmentproject.com at first and once their domain names are established, sometime in early March, I'll repoint them to their domains.
Thankfully I work with a very supportive IT department who accepts my crazy, half-thought out ideas and figures out how to make it work in spite of me.