What is a blog? Blogs in Plain English explains nicely what a blog is and how it can be used as social media. This semester we are piloting a blogging platform for UVU. Here's how you get started:
You only need to create your blog once. Afterwards, you will make new Posts or Pages on your blog. To create your blog:
You can revisit your blog anytime by typing in your blog domain + on.uvu.edu
Note: Because this blog system is in pilot testing phase, you may be asked to confirm a security exception the first time you revisit it.
You will need to login to your blog each time you visit the site and want to make a post. To make a new post, first go to your blog's web address, and if you haven't logged in yet, click Log in.
You may also put your posts into a Category. When you have completed at least these three things, you should Publish your post.
The on.uvu.edu system allows you to create both Posts and Pages. "Posts" are primarily for chronological articles that are tied to your blog's timeline. News, current events, journal entries, updates all may be "Posts". "Pages" are more static, and are not tied to a timeline. An "About Me" page or a resume may both be "Pages".