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Portfolios: Blog Export Portfolio

portfolio_blogexport
The Blog Export portfolio plugin allows Moodle users to export certain activities and items to their own Moodle blog. This allows the Moodle blog to act as an internal Portoflio.
Maintained by: Picture of Justin Hunt Justin Hunt
for Moodle
2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

The Blog Export Portfolio allows students to export items from Moodle such as forum posts and assignment submissions, to their own Moodle blog. It was designed, funded and released to the Moodle community by British Council TeachingEnglish . Developed by Justin Hunt, from PoodLL.com

Installation

i) Ensure that both portfolios and blogs are enabled in:
Site Administration -> Advanced Features

ii) Put the blogexport folder into [MOODLE]/portfolio

Other folders in that directory will include: boxnet,download and flickr

iii) Visit the Moodle site's notifications page, and follow the prompts to install the Blog Export portfolio.
Site Administration -> Notifications

iv) Enable the Blog Export portfolio at:
Site Administration -> Plugins -> Portfolios -> Manage Portfolios

v) You will be taken to the Blog Export portfolio’s admin settings page.

Blog Export Settings

The Blog Export Portfolio admin settings are available at any time from:

Site Administration -> Plugins -> Portfolios -> Blog Export Portfolio

Setting

Description

Name

The name of the Blog Export portfolio as it appears throughout the site in Moodle menus.

Default Post Heading      

The default title of the blog post as it will appear in the blog after exporting.

Default Post Privacy

The default privacy setting for the blog post.
Either "Private/Draft" or "Public/Published."


 The actual post heading and post privacy settings, can be edited by the user at the time of exporting.

Using the Blog Portolio

Moodle activities that can be exported to portfolios include

  • Assignment submissions
  • Chat sessions
  • Database activity module entries
  • Database activities
  • Forum posts
  • Glossary entries

 

The activity itself determines whether it can be exported and in what format it can be exported. If it can be exported using any of the available Portfolio plugins then a text link, a button, or a small icon will appear beneath it. Clicking on "Export to Portfolio" in the case of the Blog Export portfolio, will take you to the export settings page.:

Setting

Description

Available Export Formats:

If this appears you can leave it as “HTML.”

Post Heading     

The title of the post as it will appear in the blog after exporting.

Post Privacy

The public/private settings that will determine if other users can see the exported blog entry.

Edit after Export

If checked, when the user chooses "continue to your portfolio" later in the export process, they will be taken to the edit screen for that blog entry.

 

 

After the export settings have been altered or confirmed by pressing the "next" button, the user will arrive at the confirmation page.

If the settings are correct, and the user presses the "continue" button, the export will commence.

The final page of the export wizard is shown after the export has been completed. The user will have the option to return to the screen from which they instigated the export, or to proceed on the blog.

 

Contributors

Picture of Justin Hunt
Justin Hunt (Lead maintainer)
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  • Capt. Moodle
    Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 8:07 AM
    Justin - Many thanks for sharing the blog export portfolio addon with the Moodle community. Please consider adding the source code, tracker and documentation URLs to the Useful links section. Also, a screenshot is also quite helpful if you are able. Otherwise, installing and simple testing seemed to work smoothly. I would recommend cleaning up the licensing information such that it shows the copyright holder and the proper package name. Do you have a list - perhaps put it in the README.txt or on a Docs page of the core exportable activities? I tested with an assignment. I am going to approve this plugin but would ask that you provide the requested information when you are able. Peace - Anthony
  • Picture of Chris Baldwin
    Wed, Apr 10, 2013, 3:36 PM
    Hi all

    I'm the guy who commissioned this plugin. The rationale is, in short, to allow Moodle to work as an internal portfolio without the need to use any other tools. Our students are all enrolled on many different courses (we use a 'moodle course' as a unit of study) and this allows students to bring their work together from many different courses into one place.

    You can see it in action here: http://courses.britishcouncil.org/teachertraining/blog/index.php?courseid=0

    Drop me a line at chris [dot] baldwin [at] britishcouncil [dot] org [dot] hk if you've got any comments, or reply here.

    Chris
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