J2Webby provides your school with its very own blog site, allowing you to showcase your pupils' fantastic work.
J2webby will open into your school Webby frontpage - this will show your schools name and address by default (this can be customised).
As you open the home page you will see a number of different options around the page. The bar along the top offers links to different areas of J2webby:
Posts or pages?
J2webby offers the option to create both pages and posts. There are a few differences between the 2:
- Pages - Pages involve "one-off" or static information that doesn't need regular updating. A good example would be the "contact us" or "about us" page on a website. The home page in J2webby is a page.
- Posts - Posts are your blog entries, involving dynamic content that changes regularly. Each class will have a J2webby blog, which will host posts created by users within the class.
Adding a post within J2webby
Work can be submitted to J2webby by all users from within a tool (see above) , or within J2webby itself.
To create a post within J2webby, open the blog site you wish to add to e.g Class 1. Next, click on the "new" button, and click "add post":
Now to create your blog post - you will need to add a title and content. Once you are happy with your post, assign to the appropriate blog/s and publish:
Your post will now be visible on your blog.
Publishing work from J2e tools to J2webby
Most J2e tools have the functionality for work to be published within J2webby. Pupils and teachers can submit work to be published - pupils' work is subject to a moderation process before becoming public.
When a piece of work has been completed, look for the "publish" button which will look similar to one of these:
In some tools (J2e5, J2pdf) you/your pupils will be prompted to select which blog they wish to submit to. Simply select the appropriate blog page, and click "publish to J2webby":
Please note - Your class blog will be automatically created, but only become visible within the blog header once a pupil has submitted a piece of work to be published. If your class blog is not visible, simply prompt a pupil to publish a piece of work, and it should appear.
Moderating a blog post
When a pupil submits a blog post it passes through a moderation process. As a teacher you will receive a notification that there is a blog post or comment that needs moderating. This will appear on the moderation tile on the launchpad:
You will also receive a notification within MyFiles:
Select the blog you wish to moderate, and the moderation home screen will load. Here you will be able to preview, publish, delete and review the submitted work: