OU Blog

The blog activity module allows for creation of blogs within a course (these are separate to the core Moodle blog system). You can have course-wide blogs (everyone in the course posts to the same blog), group blogs, or individual blogs.

Getting Started

Adding/Editing a New Blog Post

Within a blog, you can separate content into different posts.

  1. Click on the OU Blog activity.
  2. Click on New Blog Post

    Create page button
  3. Give your post a title
  4. In the Message text box, put in any content you desire. Apply necessary Tags and Attachments and click Add Post.
  5. To Edit a post, click the Edit button at the bottom of the post.
  6. Edit Post
  7. To delete a post, the poster or instructor can click the Delete button located at the bottom of each post next to the Edit button.


After a post has been added to the blog, users can leave comments on the post.

  1. Click on the OU Blog activity.
  2. Click on the Add your comment button at the bottom of a post
  3. Add your comment button

  4. Type in a title for your comment in the Title text box and then the content of your comment in the Add your comment text box.
  5. Click Add comment when you are finished.
  6. To view the comment after it has been posted, click on the comment area of the post
  7. View Comments

My Participation

User participation in the blog can be viewed including number of posts and comments each participant has added.

  1. Click on the OU Blog activity.
  2. Click on the My Participation button from the right Blog Usage menu.
    My Participation
  3. A student should see a list of all posts and all comments that they have posted.
  4. List of Posts and Comments

View Posts from Other Users

If the blog has been set to Visible individual blogs, students will be able to view other students' individual blogs using a pull-down menu.

  1.  Click on the OU Blog activity.
  2. From the pull-down menu at the top of the page, select the user you would like to view.
  3. Note: You can choose to view all users instead of individuals as well.

    Visible individuals

    Note: Only users who have already posted will show up in the pull-down menu.