iblog is a new blogging service for IUP. It is hosted through Edublogs | CampusPress and runs on the WordPress platform.
iblog is open to any active faculty, staff, or student at IUP. The service is also available to any class, organization, or department.
Starting a personal blog is easy… simply log in with your IUP network account and password. Once you log in, a new blog will be created for you. Your blog URL will be iblog.iup.edu/~username~. If you would like an additional blog, please log a request via ihelp.iup.edu.
If you are looking to create a blog for a class, department, or organization, please request a blog via ihelp.iup.edu. Be sure to include the requested blog title, the name(s) of the blog administrator(s) and the suggested URL for the blog. It would be in the form iblog.iup.edu/blogname. The group blog name must be nine (9) characters in length.
Additional information on the service can be found on the iblog home page.
Common iblog tasks
Embedding itube video in an iblog post
To embed an itube video in an iblog post there are specific steps that need to be taken. Those steps are outline here.
Inserting itube Video URL in an iblog Post
Once you have uploaded a video to itube you can use a URL to link to it from an iblog post. Follow these instructions to accomplish this.
Migrating content into iblog
These instructions will help you to export your blog(s) from our old blog service "blog.iup.edu" and import the content into the new blog service iblog.iup.edu.
Once the blog migration is complete, any blog assets (pictures, videos, etc.) will still remain linked to the blog.iup.edu server. CampusPress has offered to transfer these assets to the iblog.iup.edu servers prior to the decommissioning of our old blog servers. This transfer will take place shortly after the migration deadline, which has been set to January 15, 2015.
Any users needing assistance in migrating their blogs can log a ticket via ihelp.iup.edu.
Adding users to iblog
Use these steps to add a new "existing" user to a blog, one at a time.
File upload limit in iblog
iblog is hosted through Edublogs | CampusPress and runs on the WordPress platform. There is a file upload limitation using iblog. Follow theses recommendations to mitigate the limitation.
We have discovered that iblog has a per file upload limit of 32MB. In order to reduce this limitation we recommend that video and audio files be loaded to itube and then utilize the hyperlink or embed code feature of iblog to link to the desired video and audio file.
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