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 and 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 section in Moodle. Also include a link to your blog in your ASS#1 Word document when you submit it.
Include your photo, with a description of your photo.
Tip: Reformat your photo for a website to reduce its size.
Set up your free personal blog on WordPress or Wix. If you are familiar with another blog software, you can set up your blog using that software if you wish. And remember, a blog is simply a type of website. We can use the terms blog or website interchangeably if we wish.
To set up your own free blog on WordPress click here. This is a great short video to take you through the steps of setting up your blog. Also, here is a WordPress tutorial.
Here are some tips on setting up your free Wix blog. And are here is a Wix tutorial for beginners; and another Wix tutorial is here.
Include a short welcome message on the front page of your blog and have a look at how your blog 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’. You will find everyone will be glad to hear from you. You can find links to other people’s blogs in the Blog Links Forum in the Communications section 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 access to your blog software is blocked, try using a different email account to your university email account to set up your blog. If using a computer at your 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 section on Moodle. And make sure you include a link to your blog in your ASS#1 Word document when you submit it.
If you have any difficulty setting up your blog, please contact your lecturer or email your unit co-ordinator.