Login your Blackboard course, enter your course content area where you want to add a blog (e.g. Course Information, Course Document). You will see five buttons showing on the top of the content area page. Click on the More button and select Add Campus Pack Blog option.
Select New if you want to create a new blog, or select Link to existing Blog if you want to use your existing blog.
If you select New, click on Submit to create a new blog.
And then you will be directed to a page as shown below. Enter a Title and a short Description for the blog. Check Yes option if you want to make this blog available to students.
If you want to create a Grade Center Column for the blog, check the check-box and specify the following settings, then click Add button.
The system will direct you to the new blog page. On the blog page, you can click on Permissions link to set up specific permissions for users and groups.
Users have three different roles: Viewers, Authors, and Owners. Viewers can only read the blog; Authors can make new entries and edit or delete content; Owners have complete control over the blog.
This text box show the authors of the blog. To remove the authors, click on it and then click Remove button.
To add authors, select what you want to search from in the first column, then select a group or a user from the second column, then click Add button.
If you need to set date restriction for the blog, click on the calendar buttons next to Start and End. after you finished all the settings, click Save button.
Then click Finish button.
Assessment link allow you to check the activities made by participants.
Click on Assessment, the system will direct you to the page shows Overall Statistics and the detailed statistics for every participant.
The blog you just created will be shown in the content area like this. Click on the View link to open the blog.
On the blog page, click on the Add New Entry button on the right side of the screen.
Provides a Title for the blog entry and click Continue button.
You are able to write the content in the text box below. On the tool bar just below the Blog Entry Title, there are all different kinds of tools that can used to edit your text. For example, the tree symbol is used to insert images into your text.
When you click on the tree symbol, it prompts you to a pop up window. You can include an image from an external website by providing the image URL. You can also upload an image from the local disk by clicking on the icon next to Image URL box.
On the pop up window, click on the Browse... button to find an image in your local disk.
Select an image and click on the Open button.
Click on the Upload button.
The image will be shown in the Preview box. You may also provide description of the image if needed. When you are done with browsing the image and giving the information, click Insert button to insert the image.
When you finish, click on the Save & Exit button to post your entry.
When a blog entry is posted, a Viewer Comments link appears on the bottom of the entry.
Click on the Viewer Comments link, the Add Comment box appears as shown below. Type a Subject and type your comments in the text box and click Post button.
If you want to copy the blog over to another course, before you use the blog, you may need to click on Mange Campus Pack under Course Tools in Control Panel to synchronize campus pack in order to make the blog work.