Archiving Assignments

Students create a wide variety of posts in their blogs, and some of those assignments are ones that I want to archive for future reference. Inoreader allows me to create a rule to automatically tag a particular type of assignment that shows up in the blogs, and I can then export that tag as an HTML Clippings page and save it for future reference.

For example, at the end of the semester, I ask students to write up two blog posts with feedback about the class and advice for future students, one post about the general reading experience in class, and the other about the writing experience. I need to save the content of those posts for future reference. That way, even if students do take their blogs down at the end of the semester (that's their choice), I can still have their posts to use when I get ready to revise the classes in the future.

So, the posts accumulate as students complete the assignment and then, when the students are done, I am able to use the HTML clippings option to retrieve all the posts on a single (long!) page of content. You can see that for the Fall semester 2014 here (as of the moment when I am writing this page, the posts are still coming in): Fall 2014 Student Feedback Posts. All I have to do is File-Save as to keep my copy of the posts, or I can use the Print-to-PDF feature to save it as a PDF file (see attached).

Last updated: 11/23/2014.
Laura Gibbs,
Nov 22, 2014, 9:31 PM