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Creating a Blog

Blog writing assignments are another medium for reflective learning. With this type of assignment, students are expected to display their research, analytical, and communication skills through a series of commentaries meant for public consumption and comment.

In the course environment, blogs are only able to be viewed by enrolled users. Similar to journals, blogs can be used as a graded assignment or ungraded to gather opinions and information. To learn more about journals, see Journals.

You can create one or more blogs for use by students in their courses. Blog topics must be created before students can add their entries.

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To learn about blogs, see these topics:

About Blogs

Editing and Managing Blogs

Grading Blogs and Journals