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Using blogs in Moodle

It is possible to use blogs from your course area in Moodle.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is the University of Edinburgh's centrally supported virtual learning environment for online distance learning programmes.

Moodle brings together tools for presenting course content and supporting interaction and communication for staff and students. This includes integrations with other centrally provided services such as Turnitin and Collaborate as well third-party plugins to extend the functionality of Moodle itself.

Staff on a distance learning programme can choose to use Moodle to deliver their content. These pages provide information for staff on setting up a Moodle course, logging in to Moodle and accessing help and resources online.

Key Features  

  • Structured assessment workflow 

  • Integration with Turnitin 

  • Access private to those registered on a course

  • Simple learning curve 

Recommended for 

Learning and teaching  

How do I get a Moodle blog?  

You can only get a Moodle blog if you are a teacher with a course on one of our VLEs. If you wish to make blogging an assessment for your students you can do this: 

In Moodle - Enter your course through Moodle. Then, add an activity or resource. For more information, consult our existing help pages for Moodle.   

Find out more:

Log in to Moodle first, and then: