To create a blog

Note: This method will use the tool link feature

  1. Click the plus sign icon at the top of the content menu.

    click plus sign icon

  2. Select Tool Link
    select tool link
  3. Here you will give the link a name, such as Blogs or Blog Assignments, and select Blogs from the drop down menu.
    give it a name ans select blogs
  4. Make sure to check the box to make it available to users and click submit.
    make it available to users and click submit
  5. At the top of the screen click Create Blog.
    click creat blog entry
  6. Name your blog and select your preferred options for the blog.
    give your blog a name and choose options
  7. This is where you can select either an “individual” or a “course” blog.  The course blog has more of a social media feel and the individual blog has more of a public journal feel.
    choose individual or course blog
  8. Click Submit
    click submit

You can also add links to blogs in your course without creating a content ares.  To do this:

  1. Enter the content area where you want your blog to go. This can be “content” or something like “blogs” that you created. In this case it says Blog assignments.
    click content area in the course menu
  2. Click Tools in the top menu.
    click tools
  3. Select Blogs.
     select blogs
  4. Click Create New Blog.
    click create new blog
  5. Name your blog and select your preferred options for the blog.
    give your blog a name and choose options
  6. This is where you can select either an “individual” or a “course” blog.  The course blog has more of a social media feel and the individual blog has more of a public journal feel.
    choose individual or course blog
  7. Click Submit
    click submit
  8. Choose the blog name from the list.
    select the blog from the list
  9. Click Next.
    click next
  10. Here you can change the name of the blog is you want. Click Submit.
    click submit
  11. The link should now appear in the content area.