Here we will look at adding users.
The biggest obstacle we need to overcome is with regard to email addresses – WordPress MU allows only 1 email to be used per registrant. We also do not want to solicit the children’s emails unless you have permission from a guardian and the school district. I have a work around so you can create users with a pseudo email address. YOU MUST SET UP A GMAIL ACCOUNT FOR THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE ONE ALREADY. IF YOU PREFER SET UP ONE JUST FOR THIS EXERCISE AND RELATE YOUR ACCOUNT NAME TO TEACHING – i.e. Pamkteacher@gmail… etc.
Go to your dashboard and Click on >USERS >ADD NEW (see image below) Assign your students a username. For the email address you will create emails for each user by using the following structure: email@example.com.
For the example below I created a user GIANTS and the email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next user would be assigned a username and the email would be email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org etc. (use your first initial, last name for the email address – in these examples – I used smantin.
You would substitute your first initial, last name in place of smantin.)
The reason I am having you use your first initial, last name is that teachers do not come across emails already in use when adding new users.
Setting up your users/students - I suggest first name, last initial and a (number if the user name is already taken) – again, this way you will not find the user name unavailable, and you can easily recognize your students. – i.e. pamk or pamk21.
This set up allows only those that have been registered to your blog to comment.
You must change the students password – that you will share with your students for inital log-in. Students can change their passwords should they choose, once they sign in initially with the password you assigned.
With regard to your Discussion settings on your blog – please note the following - Be sure to have the following checked off – see screen shot below:
To view your discussing settings go to > SETTINGS > DISCUSSION