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DSD: Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based) - Workshop
Course Description:

UCL Reflect is UCL's educational blogging service offering students and staff the opportunity to use blogging for teaching and learning. It's based on WordPress and offers access to many WordPress themes and plug-ins. A full description of the Reflect service is provided on our UCL Blogging Service web page. Individual blogs can be requested by staff and students. Teachers can request a class blog to use with their students in teaching or for assessment. To request a Reflect blog please use the online form available from Reflect - Requesting a blog.

This introductory workshop will focus on the basics of working with an individual blog and aims to build your confidence for posting blogs and managing your account. It assumes you have very little or no previous Reflect or WordPress experience. A blog site will be created for you prior to the session.

EARLY BOOKINGS REQUIRED: Please note that bookings for this course are only open until 4 days prior to the course date to allow time for a UCL Reflect blog to be created for you to use in the training session.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email from ISD containing the d

By the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Navigate Reflect,
  • Create posts,
  • Work with text and images,
  • Publish blogs or schedule a time to publish ,
  • Reverting blogs to draft status,
  • Work with versions,
  • Apply categories and tags to posts,
  • Apply themes,
  • Add widgets to the sidebar,
  • Understand when to use pages,
  • Understand when to use plugins.
Intended Audience:
This introductory workshop is aimed at those wishing to familiarise themselves with the basics of blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based).
Target Audience: All
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