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It’s August!

And for many of you, that means new beginnings with a whole new school year.

We have two new videos we want to share that hopefully can help kick things off!

1. What is a blog?

We made this video for you to use with students, parents, or fellow educators to quickly explain all about blogs.

Feel free to share, use in presentations, and post on your own blogs or sites too!

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Watch and get the embed code on MediaCore or YouTube.

2. What is Edublogs?

The second video is brief overview of Edublogs!

This video is the best way to share with a fellow educator or school administrator what Edublogs is all about.

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Watch and get the embed code on MediaCore or YouTube.

More to come!

We have more videos, activities, and exciting feature announcements planned soon.

Make sure you don’t miss anything in the new school year rush:

Happy blogging!

And let us know if our team can do anything to help!

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Yesterday we announced new integration with Google Apps and popular Learning Management Systems.

Today, we’re thrilled to share new hosting options for our Edublogs Campus schools in Canada and Europe!

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Thanks to incredible growth and high demand, we now have the ability to bring the same safe, fast, and reliable Edublogs service to shiny new servers located in Portsmouth, UK and Toronto, Canada.

We’re most excited about the fact that this will allow us to better meet local policy needs of all data being housed closer to home.

Getting Started

Existing Edublogs Campus schools that would like to be moved over should contact us at [email protected] and let us know.

All new schools in Canada and the EU will be automatically added to the new data centers.

So contact us now and we’ll get you setup with a free 30 day trial!

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With Edublogs Campus, we make it super easy for every student, staff, and faculty member to have their own WordPress blog or website.

And as of today, we’re excited to share, we can now integrate with many popular student management and learning tools, including Google Apps for Education and Learning Management Systems like Desire2Learn, Canvas, Moodle, and Blackboard.

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Google Apps for Education

If your school is already using Google Apps for Education, we can enable single sign on to manage user accounts, passwords, and blog creation.

This will mean that students and staff will have one less password to remember and it is even easier to allow users to create accounts and blogs without the need for request forms, CSV uploads, or other time consuming processes.

LTI and Learning Management Systems

For your LMS and other learning tools, we can now harness LTI to handle user account and blog creations.

Future plans include more detailed integration with many popular tools like links to class blogs within a course, auto-provisioning blogs for students in a course, and more.

We’ll work closely with our Edublogs Campus clients to determine these future plans, needs, and timelines!

Getting Started

If you already have a Campus network, or if you’d like to learn more about getting setup, get it touch with us at [email protected]

For new networks, we can usually have you up and running in as little as a day. We can even migrate existing WordPress networks over to Edublogs as well.

Don’t forget, we’re happy to setup free trials for Campus, so giving us a try is risk free, fast, and easy!

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Available today, you’ll find an exciting new plugin for adding videos and audio to your blog – MediaCore!

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MediaCore is a cloud-based video education platform that makes it safe and easy to use video in teaching and learning.

With the new plugin, you can easily upload videos directly from your blog’s dashboard and embed videos that are already in your MediaCore account.

Best of all, there’s a free MediaCore educator account for you to get started!

A big thanks!

We want to thank Edublogs Campus user Brian Lockwood at Nanjing International School for introducing us to MediaCore.

We love when we’re able to provide new features and tools for users based directly off of feedback and suggestions we receive!

Using the plugin

Using the plugin is a breeze.

Activate the plugin and enter your MediaCore site’s information.

Then you’ll find a new icon in your post editor that takes care of all the rest.

For detailed instructions, check out our help and support guide here.

Happy video blogging!

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We’re thrilled to share the news about a brand new plugin now available to all Edublogs users – ClassBadges!

ClassBadges.com is an exciting new site that provides an easy and fun way to award badges to students.

From classroom and school awards, to badges for the mastery of learning material, ClassBadges has it all.

And now, you can award badges for blogging – such as for quality posts and number of comments – with many more to come!

The ClassBadges Plugin

The new plugin makes it easy to display earned badges in the sidebar of a blog.

To learn more about the plugin, check out this support post.

 

More To Come

Let us know in the comments below what blogging badges you’d like to be able to award or earn.

We’ll take your ideas and do our best to turn them into badges on the classbadges.com/edublogs page!

 

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