On the tenth day of Canvasmas, the Canvas Community gave to me: ten Bloggers Blogging...
Blogs are the gift that keeps on giving. Blogs create community, because they're imbued with personality. We get to know people not only through what they share in their blogs, but how they contextualize it. Blog posts give us insight into a person's process and surroundings, so that we learn not only how someone is using a feature in Canvas but also a look at how that person navigated the journey.
Any community member can create a blog post by joining a group and posting to that group's blog. But why is the tenth day of Canvasmas associated with blogs? Well, 10 is one of the signposts on the road to earning a user blog of one's own. A community member who reaches Educator II status and has authored 10 blog posts will be considered for a user blog. Once you've earned a user blog, you'll be able to post directly to your own blog—and you can still share those posts out to groups if you'd like—so that anyone following you can stay on top of your content.
I promised you 10 bloggers blogging, so I've curated content from 10 authors (listed in alphabetical order by first name). Click on the links to dive into a cornucopia of blog posts, which you'll soon discover are the jumping-off point for avenues to a wide array of resources.
|Dallas E Hulsey||Canvas and Turnitin (most views of any blog!)|
|Garth Egbert||.NET et al. (developer resources)|
|Gregory Beyrer||Summer of Canvas series|
|James Jones||a sampling of Canvancements* (both current and retired)|
|Kristin Lundstrum||Canvas Teacher, Canvas Student, Canvas Parent|
|Laura Gibbs||Laura Gibbs' Blog (118 posts at this writing!)|
|Linda J. Lee||Lessons Learned about Blueprint Courses series|
|Nicholas Jones||Preparing Your Canvas series|
|Sean Nufer||Ed Tech Showcase series|
Here's what you can do right now:
- Explore these collections
- Click on each person's profile to browse through all of their content
- Follow these notables (if you don't already)
- Click on the Groups link in the global navigation above to find groups to join and follow
You'll find plenty of guidance in these resources:
And earlier this year, I presented in CanvasLIVE about blogging, and here's the recording of that session:
*James shared some of his Canvancements as documents: you'll find the complete list at Canvancements - Canvas Enhancements