30-044 Blog


The Blog is a learning resource that you can include in multiple courses and also use independently of courses. Texts, images and videos can be inserted in a Blog. Courseparticipants can rate and comment on the individual entries. It is also possible to assign writing rights to the participants so that a common blog can be created.

In this HelpCard you will learn how to create the learning resource Blog in the workspace and how to integrate it into a course.

(Alternative: first add the module Blog in a course and create the learning resource directly in the module).

Important Steps

Creating the learning resource Blog in authoring:

  1. In Authoring, click +Create and select Blog from the drop-down menu. Give the blog a titel and click CreateThe learning resource blog has been created. You are now in the settings of the learning resource.
    • If desired, you can enter a Description, a Cover image or a Teaser movie. Save your changes. In the tab Metadata you can license your content (see HelpCard 00-040). In the tab Share you can configure different access options for your blog (see HelpCard 10-070).
  2. To fill your blog with content, click onto the name of your blog in the bread crumb navigation above Administration.
  3. Click Create your own entries to create a first entry.
    • Enter a title, description, and content.
    • Upload an audio or video file if necessary.
    • Set the date and time of publication.
  4. Click Publish when you are done with the blog entry. Click Save Draft if you want to publish it later.


Include learning resource Blog in a course

  1. Open your course via Authoring.
  2. Click onto Administration and then onto Course editor. The Course editor opens up.
  3. Choose Insert course elements in the upper left-hand corner and under Knowledge Transfer the course element Blog. The course element has been added to the course structure and can (if necessary) be moved to a different place via Drag&Drop. Alternatively it is possible to add course elements with the Quick-Add function in the yellow-lined menu on top of the course: Insert the name of the course element into the Quick-Add bar and push the Enter button.
  4. Fill in the title shown in the course structure under Title in the tab Title and description and, if desired, fill in the Description. Click onto Insert additional information to add Objectives, instructions or instructions for the coach. In Addition to this, you can Set a link for this course element by clicking onto the blue text and copying the predefined link. Save your changes.
  5. In the tabs Visibility and Access or Learning path you can, if desired, regulate the visibility and the access to the course elements:
    • If your course is a Conventional course, you will find more detailed information in HelpCard 10-030.
    • If your course is a Learning path course, you will find more detailed information in HelpCard 10-031.
  6. In the tab Layout you can change the layout of course elements. You can add background images to course elements or change the font colour. How to do this you will find in HelpCard 10-033.
  7. In the tab Blog learning content by clicking on Select, create or import blog, you can select the blog from the list. The learning resource will be inserted into your course immediately. Should you not yet have created a learning resource Blog, you can do so by clicking onto the Create button in the upper right-hand corner.
  8. Under User rights, you can choose if members of your course with the role Coach and/or Participant should gain the right to Create items. Should they not be allowed to do that, you need to remove the tick next to the role.
  9. Click onto the red X in the upper right-hand corner to close the Course editor. To publish these changes, choose the option Yes, automatically (for further information about the publishing of course contents see HelpCard 10-020). The course view has been adjusted to include any changes made.
  10. You can fill the blog with entries via the course view by clicking onto the button Create your own entries or Create new entry.

Please note: Course members can only create items once a first entry has been created by the owner of the learning resource.


Problems or questions?
Phone: +43 512 507-23999
Mail to e-campus@uibk.ac.at

Please note: it may happen that the English HelpCards are not up to date. Should you find discrepancies with the functions in OpenOlat, please refer to the German version of the HelpCard.

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