Prior Knowledge of WordPress?
Update your Profile and Avatar
Follow the directions provided to set your profile to display your name publicly rather than your UNI. Then upload an image to your avatar. If you like, you may sign into Google Docs to make a copy of this document and share it with your students.
Posts and Pages
Review Posts & Pages help, then add a new post and give it the title “About [your name]”.
Then give the post the category “workshop”. Then click on “workshop practice blog” from the menu to the left to see your post. If your post does not appear, got back and edit your post and try again.
Add a comment to a post other than your own. Then use the participants sidebar to get back to your post and reply to the comment made on your post.
Setting Up Your Own Blog
During this workshop your username has been given author level capabilities. Author is the default role given to students when a blog is created. Request a blog to get a course blog setup with admin access. Once you have a site setup with admin access you may find this complete user guide helpful. The CTL also has a F.A.Q.
You may also contact the CTL at ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu for support from a Learning Designer.