This is a guide to the Moodle 'Blogs' feature, which allows anyone to create text posts featuring comment, opinion, instruction, or anything you wish to write as a blog.

 

This refers to Moodle 3.6 from July 2019 onward

Every user of Moodle.Nottingham has their own blog and you can use this for your posts.

Blog post are visible either only to yourself OR to everyone in Moodle

Blog posts made visible (i.e. not private to just yourself) are visible only to those with Moodle logins - they cannot be made generally public.

Blog posts can be associated with a particular module or an activity or a resource but will still be readable by everyone in Moodle.

Reasons for blogging

You can comment on others’ blog posts within Moodle, and they can comment on yours.

How to: add a Moodle blog block

  1. Navigate to the Moodle module you want to add blogs to.
  2. Click the  Turn editing on icon
  3. Open the Hamburger menu 
  4. Scroll down to Add a block and select it
  5. From the list that opens, select Blog menu


A blog menu block is put into your course/module.

How to: add an entry to your Moodle blog

Navigate to the Moodle module you want to write a blog for.

Find the Blog Menu block, and then you can add an entry to your personal blog through Moodle.

  

From the Blog Menu block, click on Add a new entry

OR if you want to tag the entry as relevant to this particular module, click Add an entry about this module




                                              



Changing the settings of your Moodle blog

You can access the settings of your blog from anywhere in Moodle.

  1. On any Moodle page go to the top right corner, and click the down arrow next to your name
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Under Blogs choose the relevant settings link to amend.  A description of each is below:
    1. Blog preferences – the number of posts to show on each page
    2. External blogs – a list of all external blogs connected to your Moodle blog
    3. Register an external blog – allows you to add other blogs you use to your Moodle blog so it updates automatically from them

To add an external blog


  1. On any Moodle page go to the top right corner, and click the down arrow next to your name
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Under Blogs choose Register an external blog
    This allows you to add other blogs you use (such as an external Wordpress or Blogger blog) to your Moodle blog so each can update automatically when you post to one or the other.
  4. Complete the registration fields to add another blog (see below)
    Note:   You are only required to enter the RSS feed URL for the external blog site but the other details will prove useful if you are connecting more than one  external blogs

5. Once you’ve finished adding all the details click on the Save changes button.


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