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Students: Using the Blog
Students: Using the Blog

Students: This article shows you how to use your Otus Blog.

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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

This article is written for students. For the teacher reference article, select the button below.

Viewing and Commenting on Your Class Blog

Step 1️⃣

Go to the Blog Module.

Step 2️⃣

Find the right class and click on Class Feed.

Step 3️⃣

Click on a post to see the entire post.

Step 4️⃣

Read the post and follow any directions your teacher gives you.

  • If your teacher added attachments, you can find them here.

  • If you need to comment, you can click Add.

Publishing Your Own Blog Post

Step 1️⃣

Go to the Blog Module.

Step 2️⃣

Click Create Post.

Step 3️⃣ Choose the class you want to publish the blog for. Then add a title to your post.

Step 4️⃣ Make your post.

Step 5️⃣ How to Add Pictures.

  • There are two ways:

1 - Put it into the post:

2 - Or add it as an attachment - this way will let you take a live picture If you need to.

For more directions on how to take use option 2, click HERE.

Step 6️⃣ How to Add Other Attachments (Like Videos or Voice Recordings)

  • Click here:

  • Choose the type of attachment you'd like to add.

For more information on how to add any of the above attachments, check out the links below:

Step 7️⃣ Save and/or Publish your Post

1 : POST NOW vs. SCHEDULED: Pick if this blog post will be posted right away or if you need to schedule it to post another day. If you choose to schedule the post, a date picker will appear for you to pick the date and time.

2 : Allow Comments: You can choose if you want people to be able to comment on your post or not.

3 : Save as Draft vs. Publish: Save as a Draft will not publish the blog. It will save the blog, and you can come back to edit or publish it later. Selecting Publish will publish the post right away (or at the time it was scheduled to publish if a date and time were picked).

4 : Private: Choose to make the blog only visible to your teacher. More information is included below.

Step 8️⃣ View Your Post on the Class Feed.

Edit or Delete Your Post

Do you need to fix or delete the post that you already published?

Step 1️⃣

Go to the Blog Module.

Step 2️⃣

Click on the three dots next to the post you want to edit, then click Edit or Delete

Privately Message a Teacher

To send your teacher a message without the rest of the class seeing it, you can make your Blog post Private! That way, it's only visible to the teacher and your family members. Here's how to do it!

  • When publishing your Blog post, click on the button next to Private to turn it ON:

If a Blog was posted but you want to make it private, you can do that too! Go to My Posts, select the three dots next to the post, and then select Edit:

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