Go to your personal profile on Moodle.
Tip: When in our unit’s Moodle site, click on the Administration tab (on the left-hand side of the page) then click on My profile settings, then click on Edit profile.
Include a few words introducing yourself in the Description box.
Include a link to your blog (once you have set up your blog below) in the Description box and in the Blog Links Forum in the Communication box, the top box on the right-hand side of Moodle.
Include your photo, with a description of your photo.
Tip: Reformat your photo for a website to reduce its size.
Set up your personal blog on WordPress. To set up your own free blog on WordPress.com click here. This is a short video to take you through the steps of setting up your blog.
And this is a link to set up your personal blog on WordPress: WordPress Blog.
Also, here are some other links you might find helpful:
Creating a free WordPress.com blog: This video will show you how to set up a blog (including selecting a theme) and how to include posts and pages in your blog.
Create a free blog on WordPress.com: Great further guidance on setting up your blog.
Article: Free blog on WordPress.com: Great step-by-step guide at this link.
WordPress – Further Tips and Ideas: A useful link for some further tips and ideas in setting up your blog.
WordPress – Further Guidance Use of pages, menus and submenus.
If you find other links or videos helpful to set up and design your blog, please let me know at email@example.com and I will share the links with everyone in our unit.
Robyn Tobin provided this link to some useful resources to using WordPress.
Include a short welcome message on the front page of your blog and have a look at how the WordPress software works. Once you have your blog up and running, make sure you visit lots of other people’s blogs. When you visit, leave a comment on their blogs introducing yourself and saying ‘Hi’. They will be glad to hear from you. You can find links to other people’s blogs in the Blog Links Forum in the Communications box on the right-hand side of Moodle. And remember, if you are familiar with another blog software, you can set up your blog using that software if you wish.
Tip: if using the university’s computer network when setting up your blog, if you find your access to WordPress is blocked, try using a different email account to your university email account to set up your blog. If using a computer at work, you may find a similar problem if using your work email to set up your blog. In such cases, use another email account to set up your blog. This usually does the trick.
Do not forget to include a link to your blog in the Description box and in the Blog Links Forum in the Communication box, the top box on the right-hand side of Moodle.
Tip: Do not put your link to your blog in the Web page box under Optional in your personal profile on Moodle (other students cannot see what is in this box)
If you have any difficulty setting up your blog, please contact your lecturer or tutor, or email me (Martin Turner, your unit co-ordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And why not check out my blog: martinturneraccounting.com. Please feel free to leave a comment and say hi. On my blog, I will be giving lots of tips and thoughts about the learning tasks we will be doing over the coming months, and other aspects of our unit. So, my blog can be a great place to comment and discuss with me and others in our unit as we together face similar challenges about learning about accounting in the coming months.
Please allow up to about 1 – 1½ hours to complete setting up your personal profile on Moodle and your blog. The time it takes to set up your blog will depend on how familiar you are with blogging.