Do you want to start blogging? You’re in luck. You can get your own Sites@GSU blog in seconds. Sites@GSU blogs come in two flavors, personal and group.
Do you want a PERSONAL blog?
Personal blogs are a great way to…
- Establish a professional online presence
- Share and interact with peers
- Create an online portfolio of your work
Your personal blog will have the following url: http://sites.gsu.edu/your_campusid .
If this sounds like what you are looking for, log in with your Campus ID and password and start blogging. Logging in will create your blog automatically.
Do you want a GROUP blog?
A group blog can be used for class blogging or as a site for a club or project. One of the virtues of a group blog is that it will have a custom url based on your group’s name or purpose. For example, a class blog could have http://sites.gsu.edu/coursename_instructorname for its url. If the blog is for a project or program, the url could read http://sites.gsu.edu/program_name.
If a group blog is what you are looking for, place your request using this form. The form allows you to specify which GSU students, faculty, or staff should be added as editors to your blog.
How do I find my blog and start blogging?
Once you login to Sites@GSU, a link to My Sites will be added the gray mini-bar at the top of the screen. By clicking the My Sites link, you can visit the dashboard or live site for all of your Sites@GSU blogs.
How do I learn how to use my blog?
Sites@GSU blogs are powered by Edublogs. Edublogs’ Get Started page is a great place to start. You can also access the comprehensive Edublogs User Guide for information on embedding media, using plugins, and customizing the look and feel of your blog. Of course, if you would like to attend face-to-face training, you can do that, too. If you’re an instructor, you can also set up a one-on-one consultation to explore great ways to use your blog.