E-learning and Digital Cultures 2011

part of the MSc in E-learning at the University of Edinburgh

E-learning and Digital Cultures 2011

tech update

hello all! Just a few brief points about various course technology related stuff.

beautiful decay ~ the rainbow Alley area of Glasgow1. Logging in: you may have noticed at the start of the course that the ‘login’ links on your own blogs weren’t working properly – they should be now. So if you are not already logged in via EASE when you arrive at the site, you now have the choice of logging in via the main course page (ie: this page) or from your own blog’s “login” link. Let me know if you have any issues with logging in.

2. Spam: if you were getting lots of spam comments on your blog up til yesterday, this should now reduce significantly – apologies for any inconvenience.

3. Time zones: Austin noticed that the time stamps on comments were an hour out from Edinburgh time – I’ve adjusted this on the main blog, but if you want to change the time zone on your own blog (to whatever you like!), you can do this in the “Settings” on your dashboard.

4. Duplicate lifestreams: If your blog has two lifestream pages, you can delete one of these. KEEP the one that is called “My Lifestream” (which organises content by date) and DELETE the one that is just called “Lifestream”.

5. Tags: you might notice on the home page of the site that there is a section in the righthand column called “Tags” – these are keywords pulled from all posts across the site. So, if you write a new blog post, consider adding a few keywords in the “Post Tags” box beside the main blog window, and these will be added to the tag cloud for the site.

Happy tweeting, blogging and lifestreaming!

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