Little trick to hide answers…

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If you are in a blog (or in moodle (eitOnline for some)), you can hide answers to questions on the same page. By making the text colour the same as the background or background color the same as the text.

In moodle (eitOnline) thats easy as its on the toolbar, in WordPress (eduBlog) you need to go into the code, locate the font tag around what you want to hide and make it look like…

*<font color=”white”>Your answer </font>*

and add some instructions.. for example..

To do that click and drag your mouse from star to star.

* Hello … *

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Floptical shows how to wrap text round an image

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Floptical BunnyFloptical bunnyBy default the text starts at the bottom right of an image (like this), so how do you make text wrap.

The simplest way is to

  1. insert the image using the upload below the editor, then
  2. insert into the Post 
  3. change the tab from visual to code
  4. find the img tag with the picture and inside the tag add align=”left”

Floptical bunnyAnother way (a little tricky) is to use the picture icon on the Post editor (there is a wee bug!).

  1. Insert the picture into the editor.
  2. Click on the image then click on the picture icon, this will bring up a dialog box
  3. Change the alignment to what you want, but.. before you save
    Note that the dimensions are blank **this is the bug** if you save at this point the image will vanish (actually it becomes an image 1 pixel wide by 1 pixel high!)
  4. So here’s a trick..
    1. highlight the Image URL (click in the Image URL text box and go Ctrl+A).
    2. Cut it out (Ctrl+X)
    3. Click in another of the text boxes (like image description)
    4. Then click in the inage URL one and paste the URL back! then..
    5. Click in the Image description one and the dimensions will magically appear!
    6. .. so you click Update and the image will appear as you wanted it to.

Floptical Bunnies – “How to add Google Analytics to your eduBlog site !”

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What is Google Analytics?

Allows you to track how busy your blog really is. And its free!

How do I do it?

  1. Surf to http://www.google.com/analytics/
  2. Sign in (if you are already have a gmail account this is real easy!)
  3. Analytics: New Account Signup
    Enter the URL (in my case this was virtualmv.edublogs.org, and the account name was automatically created). Fill in the other stuff.
  4. Analytics: Tracking instructions
    Read if you want to but take note of the number that starts with “UA-######-#” that’s the number you need to type in later.

And that’s all for google … now eduBlog

  1. Login to your EduBlog account as administrator (duh!)
  2. On the dashboard choose Plugins and scroll down (unless you have a large screen), and click Activate on Google Analytics
  3. A new tab appears next to Plugins (near the top of the screen) called Google Analytics, so click on it!
  4. In the Analytics User Account box type in the number you wrote down in set 4. (UA-######-#) and click Update UA String

.. and that’s it… Go to http://www.google.com/analytics/ and login to get the statistics…(There is a checker here to make sure it is actually working)