Users gain access to a course EdBlog through the following methods:
1) By Course Registration
Please know that if the user is registered with the course, he or she need only navigate to the site, login, and the user will become part of the blog user list with the default role of author.
This is easily facilitated by sending your users the URL of your course with an invitation for them to login.
Upon initial login, you will see the user listed under your blog Users panel.
2) Invite Users
In your blog dashboard, click on Users > Invite Users
Type in a simple invite code. This could be your course number.
Select the default role that a user will get with this invite link. Author is a good default role for students. You can always change a user role after they join.
Click add new invite code.
Copy the invite link that is generated and share with users through email or a link in Courseworks. Those that click on the link and login with their UNI will join the blog with the default role.
When all users are in the system, you may delete the invite code or leave it for another semester.
3) Add Existing User
First your user must have an account with the EdBlogs network. To do this, simply have your user navigate to: https://edblogs.columbia.edu and login with their UNI. This will register them with EdBlogs and their account will exist in the system to be added to any blog in the EdBlogs network.
Once you have confirmation they have logged into the EdBlogs system you may add them by UNI to your site by navigating to Users ---> Add New. Then add their UNI username under the Add Existing User field and select the role you wish to give them.
4) If none of these work or you have a question.
Contact EdBlogs at columbiaCTLfirstname.lastname@example.org