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” , 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. Tags should include your name (or username, if you don’t want to use your real name), as well as any other tags you want to use (such as topics addressed in your post). Once you decide what name/username tag to use, ALWAYS use that tag for all of your posts! This will make it easier to view everything you’ve written.
  5. Choose privacy settings for your post. Our site is already semi-private. Only members of the Commons can see it. However, if you want to make it MORE private, you can. A “public” post is visible to any Commons user. A “private” post is visible only to members of our class. A “password protected” post is the most private. Only you, me (as an administrator of the site), and people you share the password with can see it. Use this option if you’re posting material you don’t want your classmates to see, such as if you’re writing something personal.
  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.