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  • Blogging 101: The Blogging Basics

    Seminar 1: Art, Authenticity & Risk

    Professor: Bridgett DavisInstructional Technology Fellow: Amanda Favia

  • Macaulay ePortfolios:

    Build Your ePortfolio Now!

  • Username

    Email Address

    Security Question

  • Gimme a Site OR Add User

    Activate your Account: Check your email & click the link

    Username & Password: Dont forget to copy your password!


  • Edit My Profile

    Change Password: scroll down to change your password

    Display Name: First Name, Last Name, Nickname

    How to video:

  • Change your AvatarOn the left menu bar, youll see your dashboard. There are many ways to access it, this is just one.

    To change your avatar (visual representation of `you) go to Macaulay SocialGo to where it says `View and Edit your profile & click on Edit to add information about yourself & change your avatar.

  • Art, Authenticity & Risk: ePortfolio Site

    Site Registration: Log-in with your ePortfolio username and password

  • Why Blog?Improve your Writing, Communication, & Critical Thinking Skills

    Share: Writing about your thoughts & ideasLearn: Reading your peers ideas Reflect: Responding to your peers

  • Elements of a Good Blog

    Blog with a purpose!

    Consider your audience (because you have one!)

    Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible & Story*


  • Elements of a Good BlogAvoid what you dislike. For example,

  • Elements of a Good BlogEmulate what you like. For example,

    African Diaspora Film



    Personal Site

  • Create a Post

    On the left menu bar, select Posts and more posting options will become available to you

    To create a new post select Add New

    You should see this screen where you will enter your content. Mouse over the icons to see what each of the tools can do.

  • Create a PostWhen you post you should do ALL of the following 4 steps:

    Enter a titleEnter your contentCategorize the post (select as many categories as relevant) so your instructor can easily find and grade itPublish the post

    If you make a mistake, dont worry! You can view the post for accuracy and edit as needed.

  • Create a Post: Introductions

    Create your first post by introducing yourself to your classmates.Make sure you categorize your post under introductions & follow some of these basic writing tips:

    (1) Edit: Read Carefully, Check Spelling & Revise(2) Headlines: Make it Descriptive & Interesting For example:MoMA VisitMoMA: I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing Presidents in Print: A Sketch of Columbias Politics 1979-1981

  • How to Create a LinkHighlight the text you would like to link

    Click on the link button in the toolbar

    In the popup box, copy & paste the URL you want to link to

  • Add MediaThere are many ways to add media files, this is the quick option that is available in `Add New Postusing `Upload/Insert

  • Add MediaYou can then insert media from your computer, a url or the media library.

    If a media file is on your computer (locally) select From ComputerIf a file is on the web, select From URLIf a file is in the Medial Library (probably not unless you put it there earlier) select the Media Library option.

  • Add MediaAfter uploading files or provided a link,

    Give the media a meaningful title, description and caption/footnote.

    Select the size

    Click `Insert into Post

  • Add FootnotesTo add footnotes in a post: Place your cursor where you want the footnote to appear.

    Type an open square bracket [ Then, type the number for your footnote, followed directly by a period, and the footnote text/url.

    Finish the footnote with a closed square bracket ]

    [1. Smith, John.A Very Important Text. New York: Routledge, 2010.]

    *This works both in posts and media captions!

  • Macaulay Tech Fair!This event will help you learn more about your new Macbooks and Macaulay's eportfolio system.

    Learn how to build and customize your own site.

  • Instructional Technology Fellow

    Amanda [email protected]

    ITF resource page for Baruch:

  • Office Hours:

    Tuesdays, 11am-3pm 17 Lexington Ave, Weinstein Honors Lounge, Room 903Please sign-up for an appointment @

    Virtual Office Hours: Monday 8pm-10pm via chat at [email protected]