Hapara Dashboard can support the use of blogs in the classroom by showing students' blog posts and comments from Google Blogs.
The blog activity shown is configured by your TD Administrator, and may differ based on how blogs have been set up for students.
Depending on how your classes blogs are configured, Hapara Dashboard will display student blog activity in one or more of the following:
- activity from any blog a student can edit
- activity from one specific blog
- posts from any blog a student can edit that contain a specific label
- posts from a single blog that contain a specific label
Posts and Comments
When blogs are added to a class in Hapara Dashboard, student Blog activity is displayed in two separate dashboard tabs: Posts and Comments.
The Posts Tab
The Posts tab shows students' blog posts. Student panels in this tab display:
- Post: The post's name. View blog posts by hovering over each post name, and click to access directly.
- Author: The name of the post's author.
- Updated: The amount of time since the post was updated.
- Drafts: Unpublished posts are shown in grey text with an green dot next to them.
The Comments Tab
The Comments tab shows any activity of anyone who comments on a blog Posts that appear in the Posts tab. Student panels in the Comments tab will show:
- Title: The beginning of a comment. Hover to see full comments, and click to open directly in a blog.
- Reply-To: The name of the post the comment relates to.
- Author: The comment's author.
- Updated: The amount of time since the comment was made.
Opening a student's blog
Teachers can also easily open a student's blog directly from the dashboard by clicking on the Open icon, which is located in the top left corner of each student panel.
Setting Up Student Blogs
To learn more about setting up Blogs for your class, and how to display Blogs in Hapara Dashboard please this support article: Set up Google blogs to display in Hapara Dashboard.