How do I create a blog post in the Canvas Community?

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Blogging is one form of content sharing in the Canvas Community. Posts are meant to share personal experiences with Canvas and offer insights from your unique perspective.

Community members can post content in a blog in a Group blog or their own personal User blog.

Note: Personal blogs are reserved for select users.

Tips

Posting content in the Canvas Community is a great way to organize your thoughts and share your expertise.

View Group

All community members can contribute blog posts to members-only groups, as long as they are members of that group.

Learn more about the difference between a blog and a document in Community Groups.

Note: Some private or secret groups may not have the blogging tool enabled.

Write a Blog Post

Write a Blog Post

On the group's home page, under the Share a Resource section, click the Write a blog post link [1]. Or, in the Actions menu [2], click the Blog Post link [3].

Add Content

Add Content

You can add the following to your blog post:

Publish Blog Post

Publish Blog Post

In the Advanced Options settings, you can restrict comments [1] and/or schedule when your blog post is published [2].

To immediately publish your blog post, click the Publish button [3].

If you want save your work and continue writing, click the Save Draft button [4].

Personal User Blog

Community members who have authored 10 or more blogs and are at an Educator II status will be considered for user blogs. (If you qualify and still do not have a user blog, please contact Stefanie Sanders).

Open Personal User Blog

Open Personal User Blog

In your user profile, click the Content tab [1]. Click the [your name] Blog link [2] to write your blog post.

Add Content

Add Content

Click the Write a blog post link and add content.

  Add Content

You can add the following to your blog post:

Publish Blog Post

Publish Blog Post

Select the Your personal blog radio button. [1]

In the Advanced Options settings, you can restrict comments [2] and/or schedule when your blog post is published [3].

To immediately publish your blog post, click the Publish button [4].

If you want save your work and continue writing, click the Save Draft button [5].

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