What is the SHARE for LearningStudio tool?
SHARE is a social blogging tool, which will allow students and professors to create, publish, and manage posts within enabled courses. Each user in the course can post blog-like entries including easily inserting videos and images from popular sites such as YouTube and Flickr. Other users can comment on other users' posts.
- Includes feature rich editing:
- YouTube videos
- Allows the post to be:
- Saved as Draft
- Ability to tag a post and search on tag
- Instructors can turn the Share tool off per course by selecting the "off" button in Enable/Disable tools under the Course Admin area.
Using the SHARE tool:
The SHARE tool allows for creating, publishing, and deleting posts within courses. Detailed instructions are outlined below.
To access SHARE:
- SHARE is enabled in all courses across the institution and can then be turned off by the professors for individual courses.
- Once enabled, the SHARE tab is available on the toolbar from any screen.
To view posts within SHARE:
- On the main SHARE screen, post titles and contents are by chronological order (most recent – oldest).
- To expand a post, click on the post title
- To see comments on posts, click the comment icon at the bottom of each post
- Tags within posts (when available) can be accessed and viewed at the bottom of each post.
- To delete a post that you have created and published, select the Edit button on the right side of the post line item.
- To create a post, click the Create Post button at the top right of the page
Creating a post:
- Click the Create Post button in the top right corner of the screen.
- In the available fields, enter Title and content.
- To publish, save posts as drafts, or preview the post you have created, select the available options in the lower left corner of screen.
- Tags can be added in the available Tags field and can be created in free-form format to allow a user to create any tag desired.
- To insert YouTube videos, graphics, and rich text select from options in the navigation bar at the top of the content area.