What is a blog and its function in myCourses?

A blog—a shorthand term that means web log—is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public access and use. Most blogs also have some kind of commenting system, so that people can respond to and interact with one another. Blogs encourage students to clearly express their ideas and addresses the need to expand various aspects of social learning. Moreover, they are an effective way for an instructor to gain insight into their students’ activities and provide a way to share the knowledge and materials collected. In myCourses, instructors create and manage blogs, and only enrolled users can view and create entries and comments in them.

Some blog features:

  • Provides easy content publishing by one or many authors
  • Ability to filter content by date, category, or author
  • Integrate links, images, and multimedia
  • Provide links to other blogs
  • Archiving capabilities
  • Commenting feature
  • Presentation tool

Watch the video below about creating and editing a blog entry: