Blogs 2.0

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Blogs 2.0.

Note: This page describes the major improvements made to blogs in Moodle 2.0 onwards. For general information on blogs in all versions of Moodle, see Blogs.


Moodle 2.0

Blogs in Moodle 2.0 video:

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Blog comments

Comments on blogs are enabled by default. The feature may be disabled by an administrator in Site administration > Appearance > Blog.

External blogs

Users can register external blogs, such as Blogger or Wordpress so that entries are automatically included in their Moodle blog. An administrator can set the number of external blogs each user is allowed to link to their Moodle blog (default is 1) and how often Moodle checks the external blogs for new entries (default is 24 hours) in Site administration > Appearance > Blog.

Blog associations

Blog menu block on an assignment page

Two new capabilities:

enable users to blog about their course or a particular activity. The Blog menu block provides context-sensitive links for adding an entry.

The feature may be disabled by an administrator in Site administration > Appearance > Blog.

Course blogs

A new forum type "Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format" enables teachers to create forums which work as course blogs.

Sites upgrading to 2.0 which previously had blog visibility set to "Users can only see blogs for people who share a course" or "Users can only see blogs for people who share a group" will have blogs converted into blog-like format forums.