Blogs

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A blog is an online space where you, your instructors and your classmates can share ideas about your course and comment on each others’ work. Depending on the settings your instructor has selected you may be expected to contribute to a course blog, a group blog, or to an individual blog. Check your syllabus or ask your instructor if you need more information about the kind of material you will be expected to post and how often you should be contributing. For information on working with blog entries and comments see the instructions below.

ACCESSING THE TOOL
To access your course blog(s): 

  1. Click Tools in the Course Menu;
  2. Click Blogs on the Tools Page;
  3. On the next page, find a list of available course blogs and click on the name of the blog you want to work with.


POSTING AN ENTRY


  1. Click the Create Blog Entry button;
  2. Enter a  title for your post in the Title field;
  3. Type your message text into the Entry Message field;
  4. You can add an attachment to your entry under by clicking either the Browse for Local File or the Browse for Content Collection Item button;
  5. Click Post Entry to make you blog post available to other users. Click Save Entry as Draft if you want to continue working on your blog post at a later date.


DELETING AN ENTRY
You may only delete blog posts if your instructor has enabled this setting.


  1. Click on the contextual menu button beside the entry you want to delete;
  2. From the drop-down menu click Delete;
  3. Click OK the dialog box to confirm this action.


POSTING A COMMENT


  1. Navigate to the blog entry where you want to post the comment;
  2. Click on the Comment button below this entry;
  3. Type your comment in the Comment field;
  4. To finish click Add.


DELETING A COMMENT
You may only delete a comment if your instructor has enabled this setting.


  1. If you are allowed to delete comments, a Delete icon will automatically appear
  2. beside your name, click this icon;
  3. Click OK in the dialog box to confirm that you would like to delete the comment.