Blogs

“Blog” is short for Web Log, and is a term used to describe a journal or diary that is online. You may use blogs in your Blackboard course. Blackboard uses the terms “blogs” and “journals”. Blogs are shared within the course while journals are usually private between the instructor and student. These guides explain how to use and set up Blogs and Journals.

How to set up Course Blogs

How to set up Course Blogs

This guide explains how to set up Blogs for your whole course to use. A Course Blog will show posts one below the other as you would expect.

How to set up Group Blogs

How to set up Group Blogs

This guide explains how to enable blogs for course groups that you have already created.

How to set up Group Journals

How to set up Group Journals

This guide explains how to enable journals for course groups that you have already created.

How to set up Individual Blogs

How to set up Individual Blogs

This guide explains how to set up “individual” blogs. These are blogs where each student has their own blog that is readable by all other students. Individual blogs show only the posts of the user currently logged in. They can view the posts by other course members by clicking on that person’s name in the list displayed on the right.

How to set up Individual Journals

How to set up Individual Journals

This guide explains how to set up “individual” journals. These are blogs where each student has their own journal and only they and the instructor can access it, unless the instructor opens it up to the whole class..

Differences between Blogs and Journals

Differences between Blogs and Journals

Find out what the difference is between Blogs and Journals.

Using Blogs

Using Blogs

This guide covers using Blogs, from understanding the user interface to creating a blog entry.

Using Journals

Using Journals

This guide covers using Journals.

How to add a Blog menu item on your Blackboard Course Menu

How to add a Blog menu item on your Blackboard Course Menu

This guide will show you how to add a Blogs entry to your course menu. It will also show you how to add a direct link in your course menu to a specific blog.