The Blog Module allows for open teacher and student communication.

Blog settings can be adjusted for a single post or for an entire class feed.

Blog settings include:

  • Sharing
  • Allowing comments

Want to know what teacher, students, and family can/can't see on the blog? Scroll down to the bottom of this article.

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To Edit Settings on a Single Post

  • Select the Blog module.
  • Select the correct class.
  • Select Class Feed
  • Click the ellipses to the right of the post you want to change the settings for.

You can toggle on/off the ability to share with the entire class and allowing comments.

Share Post with Entire Class: toggling this option OFF will hide this post from the view of other students. You will still be able to see it as the teacher, but other students will no longer be able to see that individual post.

Allow Comments on Post: toggling this option OFF will disable the ability for students to be able to comment on that individual post.

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To Edit Settings for an Entire Class Feed

  • Select the Blog module.
  • Select the correct class.
  • Select Class Feed
  • Click the gear icon to the right of the class drop-down menu.

Share Student Posts with Entire Class: toggling this option OFF will hide ALL posts from student view. You will still be able to see the posts as the teacher, but other students will not be able to see any post made on their class feed.

Allow Comments on Student Posts: toggling this option OFF will disable the ability for students to be able to comment on any posts made on their class feed.

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What can and can't teachers, students, and parents see on a class Blog? 

Teachers can see...

  • All posts published to their classes by all of their students
  • All comments to their class's posts by all students
  • All posts by teachers in their class
  • Teachers have the ability to disallow commenting on the blog as a whole

Students can see...

  • All Posts by all students (this can be adjusted by the teacher)
  •  Students have the ability to make a post (Private), making their post ONLY visible to the teacher and parents, not their fellow students
  • All posts by teacher
  • All comments to all posts (this can be adjusted by the teacher)
  • ONLY students can see posts that they haven't published to a class.  This acts as a draft, and neither parents, fellow students, nor teachers will have access to this.

Parents can see...

  • All posts by their child
  • All posts by their child's teacher
  • Only comments by the teacher on their child's post
  • Parents can't see comments to teacher posts
  • Parents can't comment on posts
  • Parents can see any Assessment or Blog Post in Otus that the teacher or student wants to showcase to them in their child's portfolio.  Both teachers and students can "star" work for the portfolio if they want to showcase it to parents.

Want more information on the other LMS features of Otus? Check out the links below!

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