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Blogs

You can add a new blog to the Edline website. Blogs are a collection of articles you write and post to allow other users to comment on the topic. The permission to add blogs is usually available to all school personnel who are the super user of a web page, such as teachers for their class page.

You can determine if posts to blog entries will contain the name of the user entering the comment, and whether or not you want to approve the comment before it is posted to your website. Only users logged into Edline will be able to enter comments, even if the comments are anonymous.

You can also use the Quick Add File:en-us/Edline/030_Teacher/050_My_Class_Page_Content/090_Blogs/quickaddicon.jpg feature to quickly add content by typing directly on your webpage.

How to Add Blogs to Your Website

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Adding a Blog

  1. Open the webpage or folder you created where you want to add a blog.

    There are sections on your website where it is not appropriate to add blogs, so they will not be an option for the News, Links, or Calendar sections, nor the Tests or Assignments folders. Also, "blog boxes" are not available to be added to the design of the web page. Attachments or handouts cannot be added to blogs.

  2. From the Edline menu bar, click Edit This Page to access the edit mode.
  3. Hover over the section where you want to add the blog (usually the Contents section), and click the Add an item to this box File:en-us/Edline/030_Teacher/050_My_Class_Page_Content/090_Blogs/addicon.jpg icon to access the Add Item Type pallet.
  4. Select Blog to access the Create Blog page.
  5. Type the title of the blog in the Blog Name box. This title will appear on the website.
  6. Type a brief summary for the blog in the Blog Summary box.
  7. Click Save and Return to add the blog.
  8. Click Done to exit the edit mode.

How to Add a Blog Entry

You can add articles to your blog through your blog website. Usually only school staff can add blog entries.

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Adding a Blog Post

  1. From the blog page, click the Add an item to this box File:en-us/Edline/030_Teacher/050_My_Class_Page_Content/090_Blogs/addicon.jpg icon to access the Blog Entry Name dialog.
  2. Type the name of the article, and click Create Now to access the Create Blog Entry page.
  3. Type the name of the entry in the Blog Entry Title box. This title will appear on the website.
  4. Type a brief summary for the article in the Blog Entry Summary box.
  5. Type or select the date for the article in the Blog Date box. This option sets the article as a calendar event.
  6. Type the entry in the Add Content section.
  7. To configure anonymity and approval of blog comments, select one of the following anonymous settings from the Comment Type section:
    • Select Do not allow any Comments to be added to not allow any comments on the particular entry.
    • Select Do not allow Anonymous Comments (names always displayed) to include the name of the user entering a comment.
    • Select Allow Anonymous Comments (at the commenter’s choice) to allow the users to determine whether or not their names will be included.
    • Select Force all Comments to be Anonymous to ensure the comments are always listed as anonymous.
    • Select Require approval of comments before making visible to others to require the super user of the group (school, class, sport, activity) to approve all comments before they are posted.

      Clear Require approval of comments before making visible to others to allow all comments to be visible after the user saves the comment.

  8. Click Save and Return to add the blog entry.