How do I add a blog to my course?

This lesson shows you how to create a blog for your course.

Select and click the content area where you want to add the blog

Select and click the content area where you want to add the blog

Under Tools choose Blog

Under Tools choose Blog

Select "Create New Blog"

Select "Create New Blog"

Enter a name for your blog in the Name field as well as any text desribing the purpose of the blog. The blog description is optional.

Enter a name for your blog in the Name field as well as any text desribing the purpose of the blog. The blog description is optional.

Determine whether or not to make your blog viewable now, and optionally, establish date and time restrictions

Determine whether or not to make your blog viewable now, and optionally, establish date and time restrictions

Decide the type of blog you want and then complete the settings

Decide the type of blog you want and then complete the settings

This will be a course blog available to everyone in the class. I do not allow anonymous entries and comments, but I usually allow students to edit and delete entries and comments.

Click submit

Click submit

Finally, to create a link to your new blog from within a content area click "Next"

Finally, to create a link to your new blog from within a content area click "Next"

Blackboard lists all the blogs in your course so that you can select one to which you can link. Alternatively, you can link to a page that lists all the different blogs in one place.

Choose your availability options for the link

Choose your availability options for the link

click submit

click submit

Success! the link has been created

Success! the link has been created

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