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Published on August 14, 2008

Author: edtechkat

Source: slideshare.net

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Students in TLC277 (University to Work) at Murdoch University are using Wordpress to record their thoughts on our Graduate Attributes and Professionalism. Students in Singapore will be commenting on them.

This is an outline for those students, describing how to use our Murdoch Blogs installation: blogs.murdoch.edu.au

Using Murdoch Blogs TLC277 Kathryn Greenhill http://blogs.murdoch.edu.au/kathryngreenhill August 2008

About you

Outline What are blogs? Legal Terms and Conditions Creative Commons and our blogs What not to change How to change the theme How to upload a custom header image How to change the sidebar How to make a post How to upload an image How to embed media from elsewhere.... How to make a page Decisions to make about your blog

What are blogs?

Legal Terms and Conditions

Creative Commons and our blogs

What not to change

How to change the theme

How to upload a custom header image

How to change the sidebar

How to make a post

How to upload an image

How to embed media from elsewhere....

How to make a page

Decisions to make about your blog

Preconceptions Blogs are Blather about ...

 

 

 

 

Blogs are also

 

Conference site http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/conferences/wi08/?page_id=17

http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/conferences/wi08/?page_id=17

 

Curriculum vitae http://www.fionabradley.com/

http://www.fionabradley.com/

 

e-book http://castleofotranto.blogspot.com/

http://castleofotranto.blogspot.com/

 

Instead of powerpoint http://presentingblogs.wordpress.com/

http://presentingblogs.wordpress.com/

 

Dictionary http://moneyterms.co.uk/

http://moneyterms.co.uk/

 

1. WHAT’S A BLOG ?

What’s a blog ? “ .... a website Wikipedia entry, Blog (Accessed 7 July 2008 - http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blog&oldid=223455162 )

“ .... a website

What’s a blog ? “ .... a website, usually maintained by an individual, Wikipedia entry, Blog (Accessed 7 July 2008 - http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blog&oldid=223455162 )

“ .... a website, usually maintained by an individual,

What’s a blog ? “ .... a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Wikipedia entry, Blog (Accessed 7 July 2008 - http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blog&oldid=223455162 )

“ .... a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.

What’s a blog ? “ .... a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.” Wikipedia entry, Blog (Accessed 7 July 2008 - http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blog&oldid=223455162 )

“ .... a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.”

What’s a blog ? “ .... a website Wikipedia entry, Blog (Accessed 7 July 2008 - http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blog&oldid=223455162 )

“ .... a website

1.2 ELEMENTS OF A TYPICAL BLOG

A blog is not a series of web pages

A blog is a database. Each post is a record.

 

 

 

Why do people blog in universities? Online “home” Clarify thoughts See progress through time. Connect Communicate Converse Claim ideas first Part of network effect Human voice

Online “home”

Clarify thoughts

See progress through time.

Connect

Communicate

Converse

Claim ideas first

Part of network effect

Human voice

Blogging is often about Reading Commenting Linking Answering comments Writing Embedding from other sources Communicating with other bloggers using other web media

Reading

Commenting

Linking

Answering comments

Writing

Embedding from other sources

Communicating with other bloggers using other web media

...so blogging takes ...

 

Murdoch Blogs Pilot project

http://blogs.murdoch.edu.au/yourblog

Software

 

Legal Terms and Conditions

Only post things you are have permission to.

Creative Commons

Why Creative Commons? Sometimes you *want* your content to be remixed and reused Your content will possibly be remixed and reused anyhow. About sharing About distribution

Sometimes you *want* your content to be remixed and reused

Your content will possibly be remixed and reused anyhow.

About sharing

About distribution

Image of CC

Image of CC

Customising your blog

You don’t *have* to change anything

Start here ...

 

 

 

Customising your blog What it does Settings Plugins Users

What it does

Settings

Plugins

Users

 

Change the title and tagline

 

 

Customising your blog How it looks Themes Sidebar and widgets

How it looks

Themes

Sidebar and widgets

 

 

Themes

 

 

 

 

 

Themes Over 80 themes to choose from

Over 80 themes to choose from

To activate a theme, just click on it.

 

Themes Look different to each other Display different information

Look different to each other

Display different information

Features of Themes

Customisable header images

 

 

 

Sidebar(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Widgets

 

 

 

 

 

Pages and posts

 

How to make a post

 

 

 

Title

 

Wordprocessor style buttons

 

 

 

Add a link

 

 

Format text from your clipboard

 

Use HTML

 

Other things you can do

Categories and Tags

 

Save

 

Preview

 

Publish

 

Change publish date

 

Add an image

Add an image Make sure you are legally allowed to. Look for Creative Commons

Make sure you are legally allowed to.

Look for Creative Commons

Two ways 1. Upload 2. Link to a URL

1. Upload

2. Link to a URL

Upload an image from your computer

 

 

Insert image from URL

Insert an image from URL 1. Find your image and copy its *location* This is not the same as the URL in the address bar

1. Find your image and copy its *location*

This is not the same as the URL in the address bar

 

 

Right click on the image

Firefox

 

Internet Explorer

 

 

 

 

Embed other media

eg.YouTube.com

 

Copy the embed code

 

Write a post and open the HTML tab

 

Paste in the embed code

 

Save and the post will look like this:

 

To write a Page

 

 

Manage and Comments

 

Decisions to make about your blog Define purpose Define success Time Audience Conversation Comments

Define purpose

Define success

Time

Audience

Conversation

Comments

Decisions to make about your blog Voice Image on header Schedule Name / tagline Would you read your own blog? Your privacy, others’ privacy

Voice

Image on header

Schedule

Name / tagline

Would you read your own blog?

Your privacy, others’ privacy

Image credits Jelly Sandwich Heart (Blood Sugar Low?) http://flickr.com/photos/fornal/363700193/ Uploaded on January 21, 2007 by Bob.Fornal Baby red http://flickr.com/photos/fofurasfelinas/9357496/ Uploaded on April 14, 2005 by fofurasfelinas tight curve http://flickr.com/photos/enigmatic/361525280/in/photostream/ Uploaded on January 18, 2007 by Bashed XML is colorful http://flickr.com/photos/willpate/63813414/ Uploaded on November 16, 2005 by Will Pate Great Flexibility ! http://flickr.com/photos/khalid-almasoud/474399662/ Uploaded on April 27, 2007 by khalid almasoud Time Warp http://www.flickr.com/photos/kt/314372109/ Uploaded to Flickr on December 5, 2006 by The Rocketeer

Jelly Sandwich Heart (Blood Sugar Low?) http://flickr.com/photos/fornal/363700193/ Uploaded on January 21, 2007 by Bob.Fornal

Baby red http://flickr.com/photos/fofurasfelinas/9357496/ Uploaded on April 14, 2005 by fofurasfelinas

tight curve http://flickr.com/photos/enigmatic/361525280/in/photostream/ Uploaded on January 18, 2007 by Bashed

XML is colorful http://flickr.com/photos/willpate/63813414/ Uploaded on November 16, 2005 by Will Pate

Great Flexibility ! http://flickr.com/photos/khalid-almasoud/474399662/ Uploaded on April 27, 2007 by khalid almasoud

Time Warp http://www.flickr.com/photos/kt/314372109/ Uploaded to Flickr on December 5, 2006 by The Rocketeer

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