Can I invite guests to my EdBlog if they do not have a Columbia University ID (UNI)

Only registered EdBlog users may log into EdBlogs to be members of course sites, to publish posts, to comment on private sites, and to view private sites.

All registered users in the EdBlogs system must have a UNI.

Public EdBlogs sites allow non-registered guest to view content. It is also possible to set a public site to allow a non-registered guest to comment on a post or page.

If you would like to allow visitors without a UNI to read your site, you may do so by changing the default site visibility settings for your blog to a public level. You may do this by logging into your blog and changing the settings found under settings ---> reading.

Learn more about your site privacy and visibility.

If you would like to allow visitors without a UNI to comment on your site, you may do so by changing the discussion settings on your blog to allow for comments by users not registered with your blog.

You may also choose to require that every comment is approved by an administrator of the blog. If you allow comments to be posted without approval by users not registered with your blog, please be aware you may get SPAM or comments from strangers on topics irrelevant to your course.

Learn more about managing blog discussion settings, comment management and SPAM prevention.


  1. How do I get started with Edblogs?
  2. As instructor, can I add users to my EdBlog?
  3. Can each student in my course set up their own blog with the EdBlogs service?
  4. Can I invite guests to my EdBlog if they do not have a Columbia University ID (UNI)
  5. How can I migrate my EdBlog?
  6. How do I add images, video, documents, and other media to my EdBlogs posts and pages?
  7. How do I change the icon (Avatar) that appears next to students names in an EdBlog comment?
  8. How do I edit multiple posts at once?
  9. How do I get student names to appear in the sidebar with posts and comments tracked?
  10. How do I manage blog categories (add, edit, and delete)?
  11. How do I request an EdBlogs site?
  12. How do I resize images in an EdBlogs post so they appear correctly in the theme?
  13. How may I organize my course EdBlog with multiple authors writing regularly on new topics?
  14. Is there a way to make sure an EdBlog post stays at the top of the home page?
  15. My username appears on my course EdBlog as my UNI. How do I change this?
  16. What is the best way to add my syllabus to EdBlogs?
  17. Where can I find documentation about EdBlogs?
  18. Who may view the EdBlogs site for my course?
  19. Can my students use EdBlogs with a mobile device?
  20. What is the difference between categories and tags in EdBlogs?
  21. How do I change the title of my blog?
  22. Can I change the URL of my EdBlogs site?
  23. Why doesn't YouTube video or other embedded media appear?
  24. What types of files can be uploaded to EdBlogs?
  25. How do I add a link to my EdBlog in Courseworks?
  26. How do I customize the menu of my blog?
  27. How can I setup email subscriptions for my students?
  28. Why are my images appearing cropped?
  29. What languages does EdBlogs support?

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