Creating a Classroom BlogBefore You Start…Ask Yourself: • What is my purpose? • Who is my audience? • How much time am I willing to give?Current Tutorials - http://support.google.com/blogger/?hl=enBloggerHelp Video - www.youtube.com/user/BloggerHelp?feature=watch
Accessing Blogger from D2Apps From your D2Apps Menu: 1. Select More...Even More 2. Scroll Down until you see Blogger
Create a new blog...Name It1. Choose a Title2. Choose the URL3. Choose a Template4. Click Create Blog
Blogger...Your Dashboard Access your list of blogs: 1. Click on The Blogger Symbol or 2. Click on "My Blogs" 1 2
Blogger...start postingOnce you create a blog, you will be taken to your dashboard. This showsyou any blogs you have created or contribute to. To start blogging, click onStart Posting. Listing of posts New Post
Blogger...New PostTreat a post like a small word processing document. Dont forget to click in Post titleto put your title in. Format text, add pictures and hyperlinks. When you are done typing,click on Publish to show your post to the world. Click on Save to save a draft that isonly visible to you.Preview will show you what it will look like before publishing.You can add content in the Compose (WYSIWYG) or HTML (code) view.
Post Settings Labels: Separate each by commas...let you organize your posts by subject or category. Schedule: Lets you set your date and time to publish your post. Permalink: Help others find your blog posts in a search engine. Location: Lets you set the location for that specific post. Options: Lets you turn commenting on or off for that specific post. You can also adjust HTML settings.
A Published PostOnce you publish a post, you will be taken to your list of posts. Hover over a post and you will seeoptions. Click on Edit to go back to writing in the post. Click on View to see what that post will look likepublished. Click on Delete to remove the post. You can also click on the View Blog button at the top of your window. Published post using the Dynamic Template
Commenting on a Post Comments are at the bottom of each post
Returning to Edit Mode... If you are logged into your account, you will see a pencil at the top of your blog window. Click this to edit that post. You can also get to your settings from here. Look for the pencil in the upper right-hand corner if you are viewing your blog. Click on the name of your blog in the upper left-hand corner to get to your blog settings.
Settings...things to think about • Do you want anyone to see your blog? • Do you want anyone to comment? • Do you want your readers to be notified each time you post? • Do you want others to contribute?Control all of this in your Settings
Settings...OverviewOverview provides stats on your blog. You can see how many views to your blog,how many comments, posts etc.
Settings...PostsPosts lets you see all the posts you have created for your blog, all publishedposts and lets you edit, view, or delete them.
Settings...PagesPages are viewed separately from your blog posts. Pages are built just likeadding a new blog post, but there is no date associated with them. Pages arenavigated to from a Navigation bar on your blog. This can be on at the top or onthe side of your blog. Home is your original blog site with your initial posts.
Creating PagesTo create a new page, clickon the New page button andchoose from a Blank page(internal link) or a Webaddress (external link).When you make changes tothe Pages settings, be sure toclick Save Arrangement.Editing a page is exactly likecreating a post.Add a title - this is what willshow up in the navigation bar.Add content just like a post.
Pages...Viewing OptionsOnce a page is created, it will be listed in the Pages settings. You can Edit, Un-publish, orDelete it.Set how you want your Pages links to be viewed under the "Show pages as" menu. This iswhere you say if you want your links to be across the top of your blog or along the side. Youcan also set your pages to not show. This is the default setting.Be sure to click Save Arrangement.
Settings...CommentsThis section lists all comments made on your blog. You can Remove content,Delete a comment, or mark it as Spam.
Settings...StatsThe Stats section shows you the same information as the Overview section,but with more detail.
Settings...TemplatesTemplates lets you change the look of your blog. You can customize fonts,colors and more.
Settings...Templates...CustomizeYou can change the whole look of your blog here. Make changes up above andyour preview below will show you what your choices will look like. If you like it,click on Apply to Blog.
Settings...BasicsChange Name, URL, Privacy and more. Add specific authors to collaborate.