A blog is similar to a journal that can be public or private and with one or many contributors. In addition, contributors may attach pictures, Web links and other documents to a blog entry. Blogs typically run chronologically. The newest entry will appear first with older entries descending down the page. Blogs may be accessed online, or you may set-up an RSS feed so that subscribers are notified of new entries via email or mobile devices.
Types of Blogs
- You may incorporate one or more blogs into your Blackboard Course. These blogs may be set to "private," only viewable between the instructor and each individual student, or "public," in which students may see each other's entries and make comments.
- Instructional Technology can also provide faculty with a blog space, using WordPress, outside of Blackboard. These types of blogs are useful if you wish to interact with the community beyond the classroom.
For more information and help setting-up a blog, please contact Instructional Technology, instcom.stedwards.edu