Author Archives: Jim Groom

Trying to get an ELS Blog?

ELS Blogs are now being incorporated into a university-wide blogging initiative. Head over to UMW Blogs and create a blog there, only difference is that it’s just a little bit larger stage!

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“We aint one-at-a-timin’ here, we’re mass communicatin”

Download link Well, if you don’ know the quote from O Brother, Where art thou? it is worth a listen for it speaks to what exactly we’re doing over at ELS Blogs -this project ain’t no one off -this is … Continue reading

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6 months later, 37 new themes

There are now 67, count ‘em sixty seven, themes available at ELS Blogs, too many to create a list here. So, just dive right into your new blog by clicking on the presentation tab and presto, just about as many … Continue reading

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Widgets are now available on ELS Blogs

ELS Blogs is the blogging service that just keeps on giving! You all now have the options of widgetizing your sidebar -which basically means you can customize how your sidebar looks by adding “Widgets” with customized text, html code, flickr … Continue reading

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You can take it with you!

If anyone who has been utilizing the ELS Blogs and would like to take their work with them -it is as easy as 1-2 (no 3). Here’s how: Within the Manage tab in the backend there is a subtab titled … Continue reading

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The Anarchy Media Player for WPMU

WordPress Multi-User now has an all-in-one multi-media player thanks to the Anarchy Media Plugin. To make it purr, look for the little yellow “A” (for Anarchy) on your Editor toolbar and click on it. Then just copy the url that … Continue reading

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Annotating online videos with Mojiti

Update: Mojiti is deader than a doornail. Long live Mojiti! Mojiti is an online service that allows you to add comments within a video. You can then quickly and easily embed this video into your blog and open it up … Continue reading

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Having problems commenting on other blogs?

There have been some reports of comments showing up in strange places for certain folks. If this pertains to you, do us a favor and give a brief description of the issue in the comments below (if you can!), or … Continue reading

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Feed me, Seymour!

The little shop of ELS blogs is now serving up class feeds. The “Class feeds” tab in the header now links to a still growing directory of courses that are utilizing ELS blogs. When you click on respective links you … Continue reading

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Embedding YouTube videos in your blog

I noticed some folks have been adding links to YouTube videos (or even embedding them!) in their posts. This is a great way to bring the film text into your discussion. If you are interested in embedding a youtube video … Continue reading

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