How may I organize my course EdBlog with multiple authors writing regularly on new topics?

The best way to organize entries by multiple authors on the same topics is to use EdBlogs categories feature.

Categories provide a method to label and bundle posts together. Only Editors and Administrators may create and edit categories, while all users may use categories to label posts with applicable topics. Categories have the functionality to be hierarchical to create complex relations between topics.

Tags are similar to categories in EdBlogs in that they are used to label and organize posts. Unlike categories, tags may be created by any user that can draft a post and tags are not hierarchical.

In order to use categories to organize your blog with multiple authors, create a category for each topic. To do this, sign into the Dashboard of your blog. Then click on the Posts pane. From the expanded menu, select Categories. Complete the page provided and click Add Category. Repeat as necessary to create additional categories for you authors to choose from. All categories you add through this interface may be accessible by all authors in the Add New Post and Edit Post environment.

Once you have added all Category topics, invite each author to check the appropriate categories for each post he or she writes. It is also possible to edit existing posts to add categories. As each author write posts and categorize over time, posts with similar topics may be accessed by clicking on the category of choice.

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  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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