Site Guide for Students


The word 'blog' is a contraction of 'web log'. Blogs are a form of online journal used by millions of people around the world for self-expression and communicating with family and friends. Blogs are usually organized as a chronological series of postings created by the author of the blog. Blogs usually are written by one person, although some blogs can be authored by groups of people.

Blogs in Moodle are user-based; each user has their own blog. Users can also register their external blogs, such as Blogger or Wordpress, so that entries are automatically included in their Moodle blog.

To access your student blog:

From the Navigation block, click on My Profile > Blogs > Add a new entry

  • Write your entry and give it a title.
  • If you want to attach a file, click the Add button to access the File picker to locate a file. Be sure your document is smaller than the maximum attachment size. Alternatively, drag and drop your file into the box provided.
  • Choose who you wish to publish the entry to i.e. who may see the entry. There are three options:
    • Yourself i.e. your blog entry is a draft
    • Anyone on your site
    • Anyone in the world
  • Select appropriate official tags for your entry and/or add one or more user defined tags. If you add more than one, they should be comma separated.

Click on the "Save changes" button.