As instructor, can I add users to my EdBlog?

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. Learn more about managing users and their role here.

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: 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


  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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