How to create a blog in your unit site
The WordPress will only release to units based on request. Please raise a ticket with eSolutions and request the ticket to send to Learning Environments team. Once the WordPress is released to your unit, you are able to use the following steps to create a blog.
- In your unit site click theResources link in the site navigation bar.
- Go to an existing module or create a new module.
- Click Add Existing Activities and select Additional Applications. A pop-up window will appear with a choice of three blogs sites.
Site per group: Students contribute to blogs created for sub-groups within a unit of study. Students are assessed based on their group participation.
Site per student: Students maintain an individual blog and submit it for assessment in context of a unit of study.
Site per unit: Students contribute to an overall blog for their unit of study. Students are assessed based on their participation.
- Once students click on the link you have created, a new page will open in the browser taking them to the WordPress site (either Site per group, Site per student or Site per unit).
Note: Student blog accounts are created once a student logs into their unit for the first time. Until they have logged in (and clicked on the blog link), their names will not appear in the class list. If you go to Students on the Dashboard, you will be able to view all the students have logged in.
How do I set up a WordPress assignment folder?
- In your unit site, under Assessments > Assignments
- Click New Assignment Folder
- Continue setup as per normal. However, you must assign the category WordPress to the folder. This will ensure that it appears within the WordPress site.
- Click Save after filling in the other fields.
Navigate to the Restrictions tab, from here populate the Start/Due/End dates. Make sure to select the corresponding checkboxes.
Students will see the submission screen within their WordPress site.
Pushing a common theme/template to student sites
Note: This is valid for WordPress – site per student.
- Once you have customised your WordPress site, click Students from within your site Dashboard.
- Select Use this site as a template for the student sites and click Save.
Note: This action is also not retrospective. Previously created student sites will not have the theme applied (student sites are created upon first login by students).