Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Instructions for the Blog:

• Blog page:
• Click on "comments" below the post to which you want to respond.
• Type your comment in the box. If you write a lot, you can use the light gray bar on the right to scroll up and down within the comment box to see your words.
• When you finish typing your comment, click on the little black arrow beside "Select profile…"
• Choose "Name/URL" which is near the bottom of your choices.
• In the box under "Name:" type in what you want to be known as in our book study. You can use your school district, last name, first initial, or school district, last name, first initial, and your school name – something that lets us know who you are. (For example, I could call myself sbisdcoferb or sbisdcoferbadvancedstudies.) Leave the URL box blank and click on "Continue".
• You'll notice that whatever you typed in replaced the "Select profile…"
• Now click on "Post Comment".
• Another box will pop up for a word verification. This step prevents spam from being posted by computers onto blog sites. Just type the word or combination of letters that you are given in the box. Then click "Finish". If you didn't quite get the word/letter right, it will give you a different word.
• It might take a minute or two, but then your comment will be posted. You'll know your comment is posted because you'll get a notice saying it was, and the comment will appear on the page, just below the original post.
• Hint: The blog page does not have spell check. In addition, there have been times when the blog page “hiccupped”, losing the response you typed in the comment box. To reduce frustration, protect your thoughts, and allow for spell check, we advise that you compose your response in Microsoft Word (or other word processing software) and then paste it into the comment box.

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