Instructions for using this blog

[This post is for our 2015-2016 class of IC-bG participants – but some of you veterans might find it useful, too]

The ability to post to the IC-bG blog requires a wordpress account.  If you don’t have one, you first need to follow these steps to set yours up …

Make a WordPress Account (if you have one skip this part)

  1. Go to https://wordpress.com/start/account/user
  2. Put in your email, username and preferred password.
  3. Click the button in the email you receive to verify your email address.

To join the IC-bG blog as an author:

  1. Find the email sent to you from Innovative Course-Building Group <donotreply@wordpress.com>.  If you did not receive this email, contact us and we will send you a new invitation.
  2. Click the “Accept Invitation” button, which will take you to the wordpress login
  3. Use your credentials to login
  4. Celebrate your new status as an IC-bGer by making a post.

Some helpful information about using the blog …

  • To receive emails when new content is posted to the blog: point your browser to icbg.wordpress.com and click the “Sign Me Up!” button on the top right of the page.  This will keep you from missing important announcements.
  • If you prefer facebook – all of our blog posts are also posted on our facebook page.
  • You will occasionally need to make posts to the blog.  Don’t sweat this is super easy!  Just point your browser to icbg.wordpress.com and look for this symbol Screenshot 2015-09-24 12.39.20 on the top right of the screen.  Click that button and the post editor comes up.  The software will automatically save your work as a draft if you lose your internet connection.
  • WordPress has a great support site at support.wordpress.com – most of your questions will easily be answered there BUT if you can’t figure it out please ask Caralyn or Julia – we are happy to help!!!
  • If you want to set up your own blog, lynda.com has several good tutorials.  Georgia College faculty and students can get free access at lynda.gcsu.edu (requires your unify password)
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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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