Getting Started


Welcome to District #279's Blog Help Documentation. You can visit Osseo Area Schools' main blog at http://blogs.district279.org.

Use the navigation menu on the left to find the information needed. Each main topic page will provide you with the basics of that topic and the sub pages will go into further detail. Use the "Search this site" feature (located on the top, right of this site) to search for specific questions or topics.

Below are the main starting points when choosing to work with blogs.

Get started with the Wordpress Professional Development Moodle Course

The WordPress MU professional development Moodle Course is designed to help members of District 279 with the WordPress MU software. The course was designed to introduce the end-user to different WordPress MU features, starting with the most basic of posting to more advanced functions. With that said, an individual can successfully use WordPress MU by completing the first three sections (Registration, Customizing Your Blog, and Writing a Post).

Creating an account (staff and students)

  1. Go to http://blogs.district279.org/wp-login.php
  2. Type your Osseo network id, in all lower case letters
  3. Type your Osseo network password (case sensitive)
  4. Click Log in
Your username and password will always be the same as your Osseo Area Schools network ID and password.

Related: Basics


Creating a blog (staff and students)

When a user performs the above process [of creating an account] for the first time, a blog for the user will be automatically requested but it will need to be approved before the user has access to it.

It will take up to five (5) days to approve your blog. You will receive this email confirmation when your blog is approved and ready to use.

To register a blog:

  1. Go to http://blogs.district279.org/wp-login.php
  2. Type your Osseo network id, in all lower case letters
  3. Type your Osseo network password (case sensitive)
  4. Click Log in

You will be able to view your blog or other blogs at: http://blogs.district279.org/networkid/ after it has been approved.

Related: Basics


Teacher/Staff/Individual Blog

If you do not plan on having students contribute to your blog and you just want a blog to share ideas or information you can move onto the Basics, Terms or Working with blogs section. All that you need to do is create your account and register for a blog which was covered above.


Class Blog

Example: Teacher creates a blog titled "Mrs. Johnson's 5th Grade Class". She can be the administrator and only author of the blog. She could use it as a way to give information, having the option to allow or not allow student commenting.

Example: Teacher creates a blog titled "Mrs. Johnson's 5th Grade Class". She can be the administrator of the blog and add students as "authors" (or another role) which has limited permissions. This allows students to create posts while be monitored by the teacher.

What needs to be done:
  1. Teacher needs to create an account (which will automatically register a blog) and wait until it is approved.
  2. Students need to create an account (they do not need their blog approved).
  3. Teacher sets the appropriate blog and comment settings.
  4. Teacher needs to add students as "authors" on the blog [optional].
Related: Class Blog


Student Blogs

What needs to be done:
  1. Students need to create an account - LINK
  2. Wait for their blog to be approved - LINK
Related: Student Blogs



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