Several students have come down the studio this week with questions about where to upload their responses to class readings that will be commented upon by their peers.
The short answer is: if you want to enable comments to a piece (or pieces) of less-formal writing hosted on the e-Portfolio website, you must present that writing as a blog post, not as a page. Blogs are dynamic, pages are static.
Once you get to your Dashboard, mouse over Posts/Add New, and click. You’ll see the window to compose your text in. Make sure you click “Publish” when you’re finished.
Pages (or sub-pages) should be reserved for pieces of writing that are
- more formal
- not intended to be commented upon within the e-Portfolio site
Instructors may ask students to post drafts to a page or (more likely) a sub-page as a record of their work, but day-to-day writing should be presented in the blog format.
If you have further questions about the differences between posts and pages–or anything else e-Writing–please come down the Studio in 1c-18 for assistance.Tags: How-to