This post is about adding (inserting) links into posts. Linking is one of the most important parts of blog posting. It is a way of letting people get to more information from your post. You can also use links to show and acknowledge (reference) where you have found information.
Adding a link
Adding a link is very easy. You just need to follow a few simple steps. You will find a useful guide to adding links if you checkout his link to “How to insert links in your post” from the Edublogs guide. The guide has a short video and also images with text to describe the steps.
You can now include links in any of your posts. It is a good idea to include links to course blog posts that you have used to help you create your own posts.
Later we will look at adding images to your posts. However the first thing we will ask you to add to a post is the second draft of your Learning Plan. So here we will show you how to upload a file that you can open from within your blog.
Once you have done your own draft Learning Plan using the template you can upload it by following the steps in the screencast.
Uploading images is almost the same as uploading files. The differences are:
- Instead of highlighting the title to link a file you just put your mouse pointer where you want the image and click to position it. You can then follow the screencast to upload the image.
- Once the image is uploaded you get a different window for managing it, here you just choose where you want it to appear in the width of the page and then click insert.
It is important that you resize and adjust your image as necessary to fit the width of your blog. You can see how to do this in later posts.
Once you have used the information in this post to add a link and also to upload a file leave a comment on this post that answers these questions.
- Which set of instructions (“Adding a link” or “Uploading a files”) worked best for you?
- Tell us one feature/factor, for each set of instructions, that you found very helpful?
Remember to write proper sentences and to check your spelling before you post the comment.