Posted by Miss W. on May 7, 2009
Now you have your own blog with Edublogs, please make sure the following have been done. This will make life easier for you, your teacher and your audience.
Log in to your dashboard: Remember to update or save before going on to the next item
Settings>General – check your blog title, tagline and time difference should be UTC+10 not -7 save
Settings>Discussion – check boxes 1,2,3,6 and 7 - leave other boxes without a tick but if you want an email sent every time a comment is left, then tick box 5 as well save
Users>Your profile – check use visual editor when writing, under website you have written your blog URL eg http://wyatt67.edublogs.org , nickname, display name publicly as, changed your password to something you can remember save
Users – down the bottom of the page>add user from community> – make sure you have added your home group teacher as an administrator, also your IT teacher if they have an edublogs blog. You must have at least one, preferably two teachers as administrators. save
Users>Your avatar – this one will be your user avatar, which will appear whenever you make a comment on a post. Make sure you also create the blog avatar; It can be done from the same page. A post will be written about creating your avatar. save
Design - choose your theme and add widgets to the sidebars save
Manage>Categories – create categories for: students in my class, other students you visit often and one for teachers and parents. Give them a name that is appropriate. save
Manage>Add link – now you can add your classmates blogs to the appropriate category. You will keep adding to this as you find more blogs that you visit often. Remember to tick which category they go under. save
Comments>Awaiting moderation – remember you can moderate your comments whenever you are on a computer. If unsure whether you should publish a comment, check with one of your teachers or talk it over with your parents. save
Manage>Uploads – this is where you can see the pictures or videos you have uploaded and how much storage they have taken up. save
Good luck with your blogging and remember we are all learning together. If you have any questions and we can’t answer them, we will try to find out the answers for you.