# Welcome to Princeton Courseblogs

Blackboard WordPress Courseblogs is a blogging platform based on the tremendously popular WordPress software.  Although outside of the Blackboard system, Blackboard WordPress Courseblogs are intimately linked with Blackboard so that one must be logged in to Blackboard to access the blogs. One does not log in to this system with a regular netID and password.

The following enhanced features have been added to the system to facilitate common teaching needs:

## Easy Tooltip

WordPress tooltip lets you easily add tooltips to content on your posts and pages.
To create a ToolTip, Use the Tooltip button in the wysiwyg editor within the page/post edit screen. Type in the tip text you want displayed when the anchor text is hovered over in the sentence. To choose the anchor text, either type it in under Anchor text or if the words are already highlighted in a sentence, you can skip this part. Choose a type of graphic that will be displayed with the Tooltip text. Click the Add a Tooltip button and it will be inserted in the text.

## Flashcards

Flashcard is a WordPress plugin that enables your website to display animated flashcards to help language learning. Upload a two-column, tab separated text file of vocabulary items to either the media library or another web server. To get the URL after having uploaded to the Media Library, go into the Media Library, click on ‘view’ under the media item. On the resulting page, right click (CTRL click) the link to the file and copy the address. Paste the URL into the following shortcode:
[flashcard source=”<<URL>> "]

## Prezi

This plug-in creates a Prezi shortcode to allow you to easily embed presentations into WordPress.
To embed an existing Prezi into your WordPress blog, enter a shortcode similar to the examples below containing either the Prezi presentation ID or entire URL into the text of your post.
Example:
[prezi id=’hgjm18z36h75′]

[prezi id=’http://prezi.com/hgjm18z36h75/why-should-you-move-beyond-slides/’]

Renders as:

## Footnotes

Footnotes Allows post authors to easily add and manage footnotes in posts.
To insert a footnote, enclose the footnote text in double parentheses.
Make sure they include a space before and after the double parentheses.
Example:
This is the text of my page ((This is a footnote after the text))

Renders as:

## Collapse-O-Matic

Collapse-O-Matic allows for collapsible regions on a blog post. This plug-in is good for simple Question and Answer lists or FAQs.
Example:

[expand title=”Is Pluto bigger than the moon?]Earth’s Moon is larger than Pluto. The Moon’s diameter is 3476 km while Pluto’s is approximately 2,274 km.[/expand]

Renders as:

Is Pluto bigger than the moon?
Earth’s Moon is larger than Pluto. The Moon’s diameter is 3476 km while Pluto’s is approximately 2,274 km.

## Easy FAQ with Expanding Text

This plug-in allows for you to create an FAQ page with expanding text. To create a page, either have FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions somewhere in the page title. If you do not want to name the page FAQ, you can check the checkbox on the posting screen that says Make Animated Dropdown Text. In the textbox, create titles with Header tags and type normal paragraph text for your expanding text underneath the header. If your header is a Heading 6 tag, this will break the plug-in (in case you do not want expandable, hidden text, underneath that header).
Example:
<h2>FAQ Question 1</h2>
<p>Regular text for the FAQ answer.
<h2> FAQ Question 1</h2>
<p> Answer to question 2</p>

Renders as:

## Simple Mathjax

The Simple Mathjax plug-in interprets LaTex math equations and renders them on the page Enclose a valid LaTex equation in dollar signs.
Example:
$\ x=\frac{1+y} {1+2z^2} \$

Renders as:

$x=\frac{1+y} {1+2z^2}$

## All-in-one video pack (Kaltura plugin)

The All-in-One video pack allows for instructors to use the Kaltura Player to embed Kaltura videos   inside a blog post. One can also browse on Metacafe to upload videos and embed them into the WordPress blog.

Test audio

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