Global2 is managed by the Department of Education and Training (DET). All the technology and technical support is provided by Edublogs. Global 2 blogs are provided for free to Victorian government and Catholic schools.
Setting up a teacher blog
You sign up for your Global 2 using the Sign up page here. Your account must be created using your Edumail email account or school email account. If you experience difficulty signing up please contact email@example.com.
Work through the Edublogs Teacher Challenge series to set up your Global 2 blog.
Once you sign up, you can do the following tasks via the dashboard:
- Add students (users) into your blog so they can interact with you and peers
- Add student blogs so they can share their work
- Use Posts to broadcast your class news-like information
- User Pages to show more static information for your class
- Upload multimedia files via Media.
- Use plugins to enhance your blog later when you want more.
Students must use their school provided email account to have an account on Global 2. Global 2 uses limited email registration to restrict who can set up an account. We have tried to list all school accounts to allow automatic set up. If you experience difficulty signing up please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your school domain added.
Teachers MUST be administrators or assigned the role of teacher on their students’ blogs. Refer to: Duty of care and supervision
Using the My Class tool, teachers can create student blogs by including each student’s school email account and a non-identifiable user name (students need their user name to log in). Teachers are automatically added as a user, assigned the role of teacher, when student blogs are created using My Class.
Choosing the privacy settings for the class blogs must be done at this creation point. Teachers can choose what level of control they want their students to have using My Class.
By having their own account students learn to manage their online activities including password changes and comment notifications