Getting Started with iBlog
To create and manage blogs, faculty, staff, and students must login with their IUP network account username and password at iblog.iup.edu.
Personal blogs can be created by IUP students and employees. The webpage address (URL) of the personal blogs are in the form of iblog.iup.edu/<username> (e.g iblog.iup.edu/jdoe). Additional personal blogs can be requested at ihelp.iup.edu. Be sure to include the desired title and web address of your blog. (e.g. iblog.iup.edu/jdoe-newblog)
A group blog is a place available to IUP employees and students to publish and discuss topics important to their departments or organizations. To create a group blog, please log a request at ihelp.iup.edu. Be sure to include the desired title and web address of your blog, as well as the names of any blog administrators. Remember before a user can be assigned a blog role, they must log in to iblog first in order to provision an account.
Please note: If you are creating a group blog, the blog name must be at least nine (9) characters in length. Group blog webpage addresses are in the form of iblog.iup.edu/<groupblogname> (e.g. iblog.iup.edu/itservices).
There are five different blog roles: administrator, editor, author, contributor, and subscriber. A detailed explanation of each role can be found in the edublog users guide. Remember before a user can be assigned a blog role, they must log in to iblog first in order to provision an account.
Steps for Creating a Blog Post
- Step 1: Setting up your blog
- Step 2: Setting Up Pages
- Step 3: Publish your first posts
- Step 4: Connecting with others
- Step 5: Working with Widgets
- Step 6: Inserting images, pictures and photos into a post and page
- Step 7: Cool tools to embed
- Step 8: All about video
Migrating Existing Blogs
For a step-by-step guide to importing other blogs, into iblog check out the document, Importing Your Content from Another Blog.
Edublogs has published a detailed user guide as well as various tutorials and guides to document features of this blog service. You can access this documentation at help.edublogs.org.