Change Blog Settings

From the My Blog page or the Blog Watch page, you can change the following settings for your blog on the Settings page. The settings below are all optional.

  1. On the nav bar, click the Activities menu, then select Blog.
    Blog on nav bar
  2. Click the Settings link.
    Blog Settings
  3. General Settings Properties:
    Blog Settings Properties

    • Show a link to your user profile from your blog: Allow users who are viewing your blog to also view your profile. For more information, see Edit your User Profile.
    • Make entries public by default: Selects the Make Public option for new blog entries so they are automatically shared with other users by default.
      • Important Reminder about public blog posts: Anyone in TCU Online who accesses the Blog tool can see all public blog posts unless they are set to private. Private entries are ONLY visible to the person who writes them. Blog posts are not private nor tied to a specific course. This tool should NOT be used for content that includes identifiable student information protected by FERPA.
    • Allow comments by default: Selects the Allow comments option for new blog entries by default. Note that this option is only available if the Make entries public by default option is selected.
    • Receive email when comments are added: Select this option to receive an email notification when a new comment is made on one of your blog entries.
  4. General Settings Availability:
    Blog Availability

    • Allow blog to be read by anyone: Allow users who are not logged into Brightspace Learning Environment (TCU Online) to view your blog through an external URL. The External URL field contains the URL to share your blog. Note that you cannot access private blog entries by URL.
    • Tweet or Like on Facebook: Clicking the embedded buttons will allow you to  either Tweet a link to the blog on Twitter, or Like & Share it on Facebook.
  5. Publishing Site Feed:
    • Publish your blog as an RSS feed: Allow readers of your blog to link to your Site Feed and view your blog using an external RSS aggregator. To publish your blog in this way, you must enter a title for it in the Feed Title field.
      Blog Feed Publishing
  6. Blog Watch Persistence:
    • Enter a value in the Persistence field to determine how long (in days) blog entries stay in your Blog Watch list. For example, if you enter 10, entries will remain in your Blog Watch for 10 days after being posted. If you set the value to 0, blog entries remain in your Blog Watch indefinitely.
      Blog Watch Persistence
  7. Click Save.