Your class participation credit in this course includes posting and commenting on this blog. You have each been assigned a week to blog. During that week, you are required to post at least twice. You may comment on posts by others at any time during the semester.
To post on this blog, you will need to follow a few steps.
First, you need to have a wordpress account. Set up a word press account and user profile. I encourage (but do not require) you to add a photo.If you have not already done so, you should have received an invitation to join wordpress. If you are enrolled in the course, but did not yet receive an invitation contact me: jol at buffalo dot edu.
Second, once you have a wordpress account, I will add you as an author to the blog. You should receive notification that you have been added.
Third, there are a few different ways to post. I find it easiest to go to the tab that says “Blog” and then select “New Post.” You can also go to “Dashboard” and then “Posts” and then Add a New Post.
Fourth, compose your post. Your post will be primarily text, but feel free to follow instructions on word press for adding links, photos, or videos.
Finally, push the (usually) blue button and publish your post.
Anyone can post on this blog (whether in the class or no). Simply follow the instructions for commenting. You can comment without logging in, but please remember to sign your name to you posts. Remember to be courteous and respectful in comments and posts, even if you are disagreeing with someone. As the administrator, I will delete any posts that I deem spam, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate.
You can also e-mail me links or pages you think would be interesting and I can add them to the blog. Also, feel free to use the blog to make announcements that are relevant to the class or that you think your classmates would find interesting.