To set up a group blog:

  1. From your Control Panel, open the User and Groups section and select Groups.
  2. On the next screen, you should see a listing of your current groups (if you have any) and two buttons.
  3. Select any option under either Create Single Group or Create Group Set to create a new group.
  4. Once you are on the group creation screen, fill in the title and any needed information in the description box below it.
  5. Under the section for Tool Availability, you should see the Blogs option as checked by default; this will include a blog section for each group.
  6. You can also choose to grade your group blogs. If you do, make sure to click on the radio button for Grade and set the Points Possible.
  7. Once finished, make sure to click on the Submit button to create the blog(s). Users in groups can now access the group blog by heading to the group area of Blackboard and selecting the Blog link under Course Tools.

Note: To edit the settings of an existing groups to add the blog tool, mouse over the group name to bring up the button. From the pop-up menu that appears, choose Edit Group.

From there, follow steps 5–7 above.