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How do I log in to my class blogs?

Dan
posted this on July 08, 2012 16:14

Each Kidblog class has its own unique login page. 

Logging in to Your Class Blogs

To log in to your Kidblog class blogs, use the link provided in your confirmation email. The link will look like: http://kidblog.org/YOUR_CLASS_NAME/wp-login.php. Select your username from the drop-down list and enter your password.

The link provided in the email is the best place for you and your students to login to your class blog.  We recommend adding your Kidblog class URL as a link on the teacher's regular classroom website.  When students visit their class blog page, they can click the "Log In" link at the top of the page for easy access to the class login page.  

 

To locate your class URL from the Kidblog homepage, use the "login" link in the upper-right corner. Enter the email address of the teacher who created the class. 

 

Logging in with Google

If you have created your account with Google, you can follow the same process. Simply select your name from your classes unique login page. When you select your name, a "log in with Google" button will appear. 

Click and you're on your way!

 

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Newnam, Jo

I do not like the new format of kidblog.  The kidblog format I used last year was so user friendly.  With the new format, I can't even seem to add new users.  There is no new user button on the control panel.  I made a mistake and can't even figure out how to fix it.  Not cool!

September 29, 2012 06:38
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Matt Hardy
Kidblog

Jo,

Sorry to hear that! If you're having any issues with user management, please contact support@kidblog.org and we'll assist you right away.

We hope that the new features will grow on you and you'll be just as pleased going forward.

October 07, 2012 18:34
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Gerancher, Charlie

I already have set up an account and created classes using the traditional method. However, I read above that it is possible to integrate with our Google Apps for Education account. Is there an easy transition to that method? Or, would I need to delete the existing account and recreate my classes? Is there an advantage to switching to the Google method other than the login feature?  

Thanks,

Charlie

December 29, 2012 04:56
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Pbrattan

This is sooooooooooo frustrating.  I have never had the time to figure out how to use kidblog.  I've asked for help, but there is NO USER MANUAL so I have to keep asking questions.  I can't see all the information all laid out.  

Right now, I'm trying to log in as an administrator and see a dashboard.  I have no clue as to how this is done, although I have seen my dashboard in the past.  Why does this have to be so user unfriendly????  We really NEED a SAFE website for student blogging, but it feels like we are being defied to use it!

Yes, you do answer questions promptly, but since I've never seen the manual, I can't follow the sketchy information I've been given.

January 24, 2013 09:21
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Matt Hardy
Kidblog

Charlie,

If you've created standard Kidblog accounts and want to convert them to Google logins, we can help facilitate that process. The first step you should take is to assign the appropriate Google Apps for Education email addresses to the user accounts. Then open a support ticket and we will convert them to the Google login flow.

January 27, 2013 09:21
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Matt Hardy
Kidblog

Pbrattan,

If this knowledgebase doesn't provide enough detail for your particular implementation, we'll always be happy to help answer specific questions via support ticket.

January 27, 2013 09:22
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FRIES, MELISSA

When I log in there is no users tab to add my class list.  I am having a hard time with this as well and finding it not user friendly.

February 11, 2013 06:58
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Gerancher, Charlie

Hi Matt,

I took care of my account change and am now authenticating via my Google Account. Now, I am wrestling with how I want to manage my blogs. I am a computer lab teacher who has 25 second and third grade classes once per week. Currently, I have my account set up with the students in classes based upon their homeroom teacher. They are not listed as students in my computer class grade 2 and computer class grade 3 blogs because the number of students exceeds the limit. There are approximately 300+ students in each grade level. And, I thought it might be better to manage that many students if they were segregated by homeroom. However, by doing that, I'm thinking that students won't be able to respond to posts on my class blog pages. I would have to cross post to each of their classes. Is that correct? Do I need to add all of them to my class to allow them to post and to be identified when they do?

Rock On,

Charlie

February 11, 2013 07:09
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Matt Hardy
Kidblog

Charlie,

Great comments. First, a teacher ever needs more than 200 users in a class, simply email support@kidblog.org and we'll increase the limit.

Regarding organizing your classes, in my opinion you've got it structured appropriately. Separating students by homeroom class helps when managing users.

As far as contributing to the "central" grade level blog spaces, they'll still be able to leave comments on your posts, even if they're members of a different class. If you want them to write their own posts, that can only happen in classes of which they're members. If it's just a matter of copying one post to multiple class accounts, you can use Kidblog's exclusive "Post Broadcasting" feature. It handles all of the "copy-pasting" for you.

http://support.kidblog.org/entries/21667091-Copying-Posts-to-Multip...

If you have any other specific implementation questions, please let us know by creating a support ticket or sending an email to support@kidblog.or

Happy Blogging!

Matt

February 11, 2013 10:39
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Gerancher, Charlie

Yes, I am aware of the broadcast feature which what I meant by "cross-post" in my previous post here. I also mixed up commenting with starting a post. So, everything should be fine as is. I agree that having individual classes makes the management much easier. Initially, I was going to use the broadcast feature to do all of my posts. But, I decided to create a blog called Computers for each grade level so I don't need to provide a common "landing spot" for logging in. Each of the teacher names show up on the computer blog directory for their grade level so the kids can click on the name and then log in. That way I don't have to create a links for 25 different blogs on my class web site. Hopefully that strategy will work for them!  :-0)

Thanks for your help....

Rock On,

Charlie

February 11, 2013 10:53
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Diane Quinn

Getting ready to get started with my class on blogging and when I click on the link sent to me it takes me to the home page and I am unable to login. Need assistance on how to get to the page where my students names are listed. Thank you!

April 09, 2013 05:20
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Matt Hardy
Kidblog

Diane,

Thanks for your question. If you're on the homepage, there's a "login" link at the top right of the page. That link is actually a search tool to find your class' unique login page (e.g. kidblog.org/your-class-name). Enter your email and a list of classes registered to your email address will be listed. 

April 09, 2013 06:22
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Diane Quinn

I did that, but i either get a blank screen or a screen with random text on it. I have been successful before when logging in, but now it isn't working.

April 09, 2013 06:39
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Robert Whiteman

My students created their own individual blog pages with themes.  They log in using their gmail accounts.  However, whenever they click "new post" from their own screen, their posts appear on my blog...not their own.  What is happening? How can they post on their own blogs?

 

Rob

May 01, 2013 06:54
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Andrea Mireles

My students are having a hard time logging into kidsblog. They should just be able to login with their username but its making them find the class. Can this be fixed where the kids do not have to login with finding the class?

June 25, 2013 10:19