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WordPress Blog – Outline

Outline

  • Give location of course blog
  • Tell students to check email and accept invitation to system
    • Change password from auto generated to user selected
  • Overview of post screen
    • Title
    • Body
    • Formating Toolbar
    • Uploads
    • Categories
    • Tags
    • Saving Drafts
    • Publishing
  • Editing Posts
  • Deleting Posts
  • Commenting

Links

Dickinson Blog

Resources

WordPress Author Tutorial

 

WordPress Blog

Description

Dickinson hosts it’s own installation of WordPress MU (Multi User) and any class can choose to have a blog set up for their students to blog.  Wordpress is a very user friendly platform and most people easily adapt to using the program quickly.  Each person’s posts can be track for grading purposes and the platform is well suited to help engage dialogue inside and outside of the classroom.  It can be open for the public to view or closed down so only the students within the course can read the content of the posts.

This session consists of walking the students through the process of logging into the system and posting at least one test post to get accustom to the software.

Audience

Faculty & Students

Type

Instructor Led-Hands on

Time

30-45 Minutes-In Class Time

Outcomes

  • Learn location of class blog
  • Receive account information to login
  • Learn basics of posting, uploading media, & commenting
  • Post first post to blog

Want to know more?  Contact  mediacenter at dickinson.edu to set up a consultation.  You can also get a sneak peek of what we cover in our training by looking over our Training Outline.

Research and Organizational Tools

Description

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an easy, timely  way for people to keep up with what is going on at their favorite websites.  In the past, if you wanted to know if something new was posted on a site, you would have manually go to the site to see.  RSS is a way of sending those new little bits right to you.  You need to use some sort of program to collect all of this information so you can read it when you are interested.  In that way, it’s kind of like email because you open one program and all of the information is there no matter who sent it to you.

During this training we will cover what RSS is and discuss the many ways you can connect with the information these sites are sending out.  You can read it, reply to it, publicize it and other options.

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students

Type

Instructor Led-Hands on, Overview or both

Time

20-30 minutes

Outcomes

  • Learn what RSS is and how to connect with sites that use it
  • Learn about different RSS readers
  • Learn how to search for more sites using RSS

Want to know more?  Contact  mediacenter at dickinson.edu to set up a consultation.  You can also get a sneak peek of what we cover in our training by looking over our Training Outline.

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WordPress Creating Posts

WordPress_CreatingPosts

 

Across America and back to the Media Center

Andre and Avi work on a movie from their Bike Across America trip this summer.  They used a Flip cam from the media center to document their trip.  Check out the blog here http://blogs.dickinson.edu/bikeacrossusa.

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