Setting up your Primaryblogger Class Blog

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Setting up your Primaryblogger Class Blog

  1. 1. Setting Up Your Class Blog Margaret Vass ICT Curriculum Support Officer Falkirk Council Education Services
  2. 2. Your Login Page Falkirk Council Education Services Click on the Log in icon
  3. 3. Logging In Falkirk Council Education Services Enter your username and password
  4. 4. Your Dashboard Falkirk Council Education Services This is your work area
  5. 5. Changing The Look of Your Blog Falkirk Council Education Services Click on ‘Appearance’ then on ‘themes’ in the drop down menu
  6. 6. A Wide Range To Choose From … BUT!! Falkirk Council Education Services Not all themes are a good choice, so go to page 3
  7. 7. Activating the Right Theme Activate the ‘Contempt’ theme
  8. 8. Inserting A Widget The pop-up box prompts you to visit the ‘widgets’ section
  9. 9. The ‘Meta’ Widget The Meta widget contains the Log in icon
  10. 10. Activating the Meta Widget Drag the Meta widget over to the sidebar then ‘save’ and ‘close’
  11. 11. Making Your Blog Safe <ul><li>d </li></ul>It’s important to monitor your blog’s comments. In the ‘Settings’ drop down menu, select ‘Discussion’
  12. 12. Ticking the Right Boxes
  13. 13. Choosing a Comment Avatar Scroll down to the bottom of the ‘Discussion’ page and choose a comment avatar. Don’t forget to save your changes
  14. 14. Adding a New Post To write a new post, go to the ‘posts’ dropdown menu and click on ‘Add New’
  15. 15. Writing Your Post Make sure you’re in ‘Visual’ mode For more options, click on the ‘kitchen sink’ icon
  16. 16. Choosing the Right Font Size In the ‘Paragraph’ drop down menu, choose the ‘Heading 3’ size. You can also add a picture
  17. 17. Adding a Picture Choose ‘select files’ and browse for your picture
  18. 18. Uploading Your Picture Once your picture is uploaded, it will appear like this
  19. 19. Inserting into Your Post Scroll down to the bottom of the window, and choose ‘Insert into Post’
  20. 20. Your picture Appears!
  21. 21. Publishing Your Post Simply click on the ‘Publish’ button!
  22. 22. Viewing your New Post You can now View your post
  23. 23. You’re Live on the WWW! Your new post! Select ‘Log out’
  24. 24. Leaving A Comment Now you can show pupils how they can leave a comment. Fill in your details as shown.
  25. 25. Awaiting Moderation Because you have set your ‘Discussion’ permissions properly, your comment won’t appear right away
  26. 26. Approving Comments Log back in to your blog and approve your comment by using the drop down menu and selecting ‘Apply’

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