Blogs

Instructors using the Original Course View could assign a Blog activity in their course. A Blog is a personal online journal. Each Blog entry you make can include any combination of text, images, links, multimedia, and attachments.

How to access a Blog activity

The Instructor may add the Blogs tool link to the Course Menu or have the Blog activity linked in a Module or Folder.

How to create a Blog entry

After you have accessed the Blog activity, you can create blog entries.

  1. Click the Create Blog Entry button.
  2. Type a title and your entry.
  3. Click Post Entry to submit.
How to read or comment on another user's Blog entry

You can read other students Blog entries. You can also comment on one another user's blog entries, whether they belong to an individual, the course, or a group.

  1. On the blog's topic page, click your name on the side bar to open the list of users.
  2. Select a user’s name in the list to view their blog. The user’s blog entries will open in the content frame.
  3. Click Comment to add your thoughts.
Common Questions about Blogs

Q. I saved a Blog entry as a draft. How do I view the draft?

  1. If you saved a Blog entry to edit later, select View Drafts on the Blog topic page. Select the title of the entry to edit and post.

Q. Can I edit or delete a Blog entry?

  1. Your instructor determines if you're allowed to edit or delete your Blog entries. On the Blog topic page, open the entry's menu and select Edit or Delete. The delete action is final and irreversible.

Q. How can I view my Blog Grade?

  1. After your instructor grades your Blog entries, you can view your grade in two places. The grading information appears in the Grade section on the Blog's topic page and in My Grades.

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