Create. Reflect. Connect.
What is a Blog?
A blog is a simple to use tool that empowers you to publish online quickly and easily. Simply stated, it is a website that you can easily update and contribute to from anywhere you have an Internet connection. A blog is a place for personal reflection, a place to take notes, share pictures, publish your movies, and anything else that you can dream. It belongs to you and you have the power to make it whatever you choose. Remember, for the time being, this is a pilot. To get started, simply log in and get publishing.
Create your Blog
Getting started is actually really easy. A few minutes after logging in you’ll be ready to publish your blog. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Blog platform takes advantage of your myUNL login information.
After you log in, you’ll see your personal Blog Dashboard where you’ll be able to create and manage as many blogs as you choose. Want a blog for a course? One for sharing pictures? One for random thoughts? No problem. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Blog platform lets you decide what you want to share.
Publish your Words
Your blog gives you a chance to say what you want quickly and easily. With only a few clicks it is possible to be ready to create content without the need to know HTML or anything about web publishing. Your blog is your ticket to create all sorts of content that is easily shared on the web.
Once your blog is setup you can use it to create content of all types. From thoughts, course notes, managing class discussions, to sharing the pictures, movies, or podcasts you create — your blog makes it easy. Whatever it is that you want to create, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln platform will enable you to publish it.
Engage your Community
One of the greatest things about your blog is the way you can actively engage visitors. Blogs allow you to accept comments on your posts to create conversations with your readers. If someone reads your words and feels compelled to talk to you about it, all they have to do is click “comment” and share their thoughts. If you want your readers to be able to subscribe to your blog via RSS, no problem. The Blogs at University of Nebraska-Lincoln toolset creates your feed for you.
With the University of Nebraska-Lincoln platform you are in control of how you engage the community. You can decide to accept comments, have them moderated, or just make certain posts read only. It is your space and we hope you take advantage of the opportunity to engage your community.
Share your Media
Sometimes a movie speaks louder than words, why not just share it? With the University of Nebraska-Lincoln platform sharing the media you create is simple. With a few clicks, you can instantly share pictures you’ve taken, movies you’ve created, and other the other things you make without any knowledge of HTML.