The Maverick Blog service is currently only available to students, faculty, and staff of UT Arlington. If you are unaffiliated with UTA and would like to use the Maverick Blog service, you must get a sponsor who is affiliated with UTA to have a guest login created for you.

You are more than welcome to visit the public blogs. A good starting place would be the main page:

Maverick Blogs

To create a blog for your class, you must first follow the instructions here.

Then, you must decide if you want your blog to be private (viewable only by members of the class or people affiliated with UTA):

I want to restrict my blog to:

If you would like your blog to be viewable only by your class:

Log in, go to the dasboard for your blog, in the menu on the left side of the screen go to Settings –> Privacy. Choose the option, “I would like my blog to be visible only to registered members of this blog,” and click Save Changes.

Then, go to the dashboard menu –> Users –> LDAP Groups. In the LDAP Group Name box, type the name of the course offering you would like to add to your blog (see below for help on course offerings). Next, choose a Role for everyone in that course (see here for more information on roles), and then click Add LDAP Group. If you typed in a valid name of a course offering, after clicking Add LDAP Group you will get a message at the top of the page saying that the group was successfully added to the blog. Additionally, the group will now be visible in the Assigned Ldap Group Roles table.

Course offerings:
The course offering must be in the following format:
year/term/session/course/course number/section
 
Ex:
2012/Fall/Regular/MUSI/3247/003
2013/Spring/Regular/NURS/1100/001
 
Valid values for term are:
Spring, Summer, Fall
 
Valid values for session are:
Regular, Eleven Wk, Five Wk 1, Five Wk 2, Dynamic, Inter S, Inter W, OEE

After that, you’re all set!

If you still need help, see here:

Support

If you would like students to be able to post to your class blog:

Log in, go to the dasboard for your blog, in the menu on the left side of the screen go to Users –> LDAP Groups. In the LDAP Group Name box, type the name of the course offering you would like to add to your blog (see below for help on course offerings). Next, choose a Role for everyone in that course (see here for more information on roles), and then click Add LDAP Group. If you typed in a valid name of a course offering, after clicking Add LDAP Group you will get a message at the top of the page saying that the group was successfully added to the blog. Additionally, the group will now be visible in the Assigned Ldap Group Roles table.

Course offerings:
The course offering must be in the following format:
year/term/session/course/course number/section
 
Ex:
2012/Fall/Regular/MUSI/3247/003
2013/Spring/Regular/NURS/1100/001
 
Valid values for term are:
Spring, Summer, Fall
 
Valid values for session are:
Regular, Eleven Wk, Five Wk 1, Five Wk 2, Dynamic, Inter S, Inter W, OEE

After that, you’re all set!

If you still need help, see here:

Support

To create a personal blog:

Log in, go to the dashboard, in the menu on the left side of the screen go to Profile –> Get a Personal Blog (if you are already a member of another blog, go to Users –> Get a Personal Blog). On the next screen, click Get My Personal Blog Now. Your personal blog will be created, and you will be given an address to view the blog (http://blog.uta.edu/~NetID) and an address for the dashboard of the blog (http://blog.uta.edu/~NetID/wp-admin/).

After that, you’re all set!

If you still need help, see here:

Support

Note:
If you do not see the menu option for Profile after logging in and going to the dashboard, you already have a blog and will be directed to the administration page for your blog instead. The blog title will be in large letters on the upper left-hand side of the screen, and you may view your blog by clicking Visit site next to the blog title.

To create a blog for a club, organization, or another purpose, you must first follow the instructions here.

You will be given a URL (web address) to view your blog, which will look something like this:

http://blog.uta.edu/MyOrganization

To go to the backend of your blog, simply attach “/wp-admin” to the end of that URL, like this:

http://blog.uta.edu/MyOrganization/wp-admin

After that, you’re all set!

If you still need help, see here:

Support

If you would like your blog to be viewable only by people affiliated with UTA:

Log in, go to the dashboard for your blog, in the menu on the left side of the screen go to Settings –> Privacy. Choose the option, “I would like my blog to be visible only to registered users from blog community,” and click Save Changes.

After that, you’re all set!

If you still need help, see here:

Support

Once your blog is created, you’re all set!

If you still need help, see here:

Support