G’day from the commenting team,
We started visiting blogs over the last couple of days but have found it difficult to leave comments on some student posts. If you haven’t had a comment by the end of the weekend, students please check the following:
- If you wrote an About me page, did you remember to change the default setting to allow comments?
- Check the green week one task link on the sidebar (or click here) to see if your blog post URL is still on the list. If it isn’t, Miss Wyatt probably deleted it as the URL didn’t go to a specific post or page. Check the chart below showing what URL types are not being accepted.
- Some students have left links to posts that are nothing to do with the challenge tasks. Usually, commenters won’t leave comments on these posts.
Well done to the students who have left links to great posts. Remember to check the Flipboard magazine to see if yours has been flipped or not.
Hints for teachers
If you are moderating comments on student blogs, please make sure this is done regularly as students might think they don’t have any comments, but there they are waiting in the moderating queue for you to approve.
Do visitors to your class blog or student blogs have to login to leave comments?
- Check here for settings if using Kidblog. You need to change both the post settings and comment settings.
- Check here if using My Class in Edublogs or CampusPress.
If using Google Sites, please make sure students know how to enter the correct URL in our form as we have been receiving some that go to an error even though the URL looks okay for me. Also, some students have a Google form to fill in for comments while others have ‘leave a recorded message’. Not everyone has a microphone attached permanently to their desktop computer (e.g. me) so some students might miss out on comments.
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From Commenting Team Leader Sue Wyatt
Founder of the Student Blogging Challenge