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Creating a Blog

  1. Under the Control Panel, expand Course Tools.
  2. Click on Blogs.
    Select Blogs from course menu
  3. Select Create Blog.
    Create Blog
  4. Type a name and optional instructions. Make the blog available to students.
  5. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Display restrictions don't affect the blog availability, only when it appears.
  6. In the Blog Participation section, decide if the blog is for individuals or the course. You may also allow some anonymous posting.
    Blog Participation
  7. In the Blog Settings section, select Monthly or Weekly Index Entries. Optionally, select check boxes to allow users to edit and delete entries, or delete comments.
    Blog Settings
  8. In the Grade Settings section, select No grading or the Grade option and type the number of Points possiblePoints possible will apply to one or more entries made by a user to the blog topic. After you enable grading, a column is created automatically in the Grade Center. The blog is permanently gradable, and you can't change the setting to No grading.
  9. If you want, select the check box for Show participants in needs grading status and select the number of entries required. If you apply this setting, the Needs Grading icon will show in the Grade Center. The entries will appear in the queue on the Needs Grading page after student activity meets this threshold.
  10. Add a rubric if you want.
    Blog Grade Settings
  11. Select Submit once you are done configuring all the blog settings.

The blog topics appear in alphabetical order on the Blogs page. Select a column title to sort the contents.

You can also add links to blogs in course areas, such as content areas and folders.