Instructions for Posting

  1. If you are signed in to your Commons account, you should see a menu at the top of the page that has a button reading “+ New” or maybe just a + .  Click on this button to write a new post.
  2. Write your post! You can write in either the Block editor or the Classic editor. I like Classic better, but choose whichever one you find easier.
  3. If you’re in Classic editor, find the “Categories” section of the righthand sidebar (not “Category Sticky”) and select the appropriate category or categories for your post. If you’re in Block editor, toggle to the “Document” tab of the sidebar instead of the “Block” tab and do the same thing. You should never select “Instructor Announcement” as your category, because that’s just for me!
  4. Add tags to your post if you wish.
  5. Choose privacy settings for your post. Our site is already semi-private; only people with the link can find it because it is not Google-able. You can choose from “public” (everyone in the class can see it) “private” (only me and you can see it) and “password-protected” (only people you give the password to can see it).
  6.  Check or uncheck the “send to group” option in the “Group Blog” part of the sidebar. If this is checked, everyone in our class will get a notification email about your post.
  7. You can choose to set a “featured image” for a post. That image will appear at the top of the post and be included in the “link preview” that appears when you share the link on social media. Only do this if you want to.

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