Self-help Guide for MOODLE Users

Create an OU Blog

Major differences from original Moodle’s Blog
  • The OU Blog can restrict access so that others cannot enter without permission.
  • The "comment" and "view" functions can be seen course wide, BU wide or worldwide.
  • It also provides a grading system.
1
In your courseroom, click on "Add an activity or resource", select "OU Blog".
2
In the settings page, please type the name of the blog, give the description (optional). There are three main options that you can select the type of the blog:

A. Allow comments
  • No
  • Yes, from signed on BU eLearning users
  • Yes, from everybody – anyone can comment, even someone who have not a BU eLearning account, but outsiders’ comments need to be approved by the blog owner before publishing.
B. Individual blogs
  • No (blog together or in group): Individual blogs are not used.
  • Separate individual blogs: Individual blogs are used privately.
  • Visible individual blogs: Individual blogs are used publicly.
C. Maximum visibility
  • On a course blog: Visible to all participants in this course.
  • Visible to everyone who is logged in to the system.
  • Visible to anyone in the world.
3
After the setup, students/teachers can start using the blog. In the blog, owners can "add/edit/delete" any post while other users can leave comments to the posts. The blog will show the date, author’s name and the reader priority of each message.