Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Blogs

You can use blogs to engage with your students on subjects and allow them reflect on an idea.

Blogs encourage your students to clearly express their ideas and addresses the need to expand various aspects of social learning.

Blogs are an effective way to gain insight into students' activities and provide a way to share the knowledge and materials collected.

Blog elements

Blogs consist of two elements:

  1. Blog entries: Text, images, links, multimedia, Mashups, and attachments added by students open for comments.
  2. Comments: Remarks or responses to Blog entries made by other students, including the subject coordinator.

Blog types

You can choose to allow students to participate in Blogs in three ways:

1. Subject Blogs

Only the faculty member can create a subject Blog and determines the topic to be addressed. All subject members can add Blog entries and add comments to Blog entries.

2. Individual Blogs

Only the faculty member can create a Blog for individual subject members to use. Only the owner of the Blog is able to add Blog entries. All other subject members can view and add comments.

3. Group Blogs

If the faculty member enables the Blogs tool for the group, all group members can add Blog entries and make comments on Blog entries, building upon one another. Any subject member can view Group Blogs, but can only add comments. A Group Blog is different from a threaded discussion as each entry does not need to continue the discussion of the previous entry, but can be a complete thought on its own.

You can edit and delete entries in any of the three Blog types and delete user comments.