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1. Introduction

Blogs are a good way for students to keep a record of their progress toward a goal or their contribution toward a project.
You can set up one blog for all students/sub-groups (in which they can all see other students' contributions), or each student/sub-group can have individual blogs. Please note that individual blogs are not private.

2. Create a Blog

a. Ensure Edit Mode ON is on (the top right corner of the page).

Edit Mode

b. In a Content Area, hover your mouse over Tools and click. Blogs

c. Click Create New Blog

Create a New Blog, MyBeckett

d. Alternatively, if you've already created a blog, select the Link to a Blog option and click on one in the list. Then click Next.

e. Name the blog and provide some Instructions for students.

f. Set Blog Availability to Yes if you want students to see it. Enter Date and Time Restrictions if necessary.

 blog availability, MyBeckett

g. Choose the Blog Type.

Individual to All Students = one for each student

Course = the students will see each other's contributions.

NB: Allow Anonymous Comments: we do not recommend this option, as it could be open to abuse and there is no way to find out who made an anonymous comment.

Blog Participation, MyBeckett 

h. Blog Settings We recommend not allowing users to delete anything so that there's a record of all contributions.

i. You can Grade Blog contributions if the students' blog forms part of an assessment. If so, choose the points possible. It's best to mark out of 100 and weight assignments etc. later in the Grade Centre.  Click Submit, the Blog is now created, the next step is Creating the Link to your blog.

Blog Settings MyBeckett

j. Now select Link to a Blog, highlight your blog in the list, then click Next

create a link in a blog, MyBeckett

l. Type a 'Name' for the link and a brief description, then set Availability to Yes to allow students to see it. You can also Track Number of Views and set Date Restrictions, once these settings are set, Submit. A link to the blog is now created in the current content area.

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