Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Revised Guide for creating ME195 Team Blogs

General note: The following instructions are for the Leads for each respective team. Team blog spots are important for checking accountability for each individual team member. Please submit a post once a week at the end of the Wednesday class period. You are encouraged to have a different member submit a blog post each week. Include details about your progress in your Team Blog posts.

Creating a Blogger

  1. Create your account to access the Blog posts here, and follow the directions: https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/1623800?hl=en
  2. State the name of your team and the term in the prompt: Choose a Name for your Blog (e.g. Bogie Chassis Team 2020/2021)
  3. Enter in a relevant blog spot title, and an address such as "BOGIE-CHASSIS-2020/2021-SpartanSuperway.blogspot.com"
  4. To allow for multiple authors to participate and collaboratively, add information into a single blog spot,  the first author (Team Lead)  will invite all other team members as authors with admin permission (i.e., adding other team member's gmail addresses)
    • Specifically, go to: [ Blog] > Settings > Permissions  > Invite More Authors
  5. Upon completing this, please copy & paste your address in this Google Form:
    • https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDjSFQLheYoS9qMrqiUApI-O8zLtFE3PCu8AMa9o6HoPOLNg/viewform?usp=sf_link
  6. This is very important as weI need your address(es) to upload your team blogs to https://spartansuperway.blogspot.com/ so they are visible for everyone to see.
  7. Congratulations! You have created your individual blog spot! We will get your blog spot hyperlinks uploaded to https://spartansuperway.blogspot.com/ soon!
Creating a Blog Post
  1. Click on “New Post” and create a title with the week as the input, for e.g. : 2021-02-01--2021-02-05
  2. Your Team Blog Posts should include:
    • Objective/Goal for the week as a whole team
    • Individual Tasks of team members with a detailed description of each responsibility to be completed for the week as a subcategory.
    • Individual Progress of each team member with detailed explanation of their findings. Technical drawings, CAD models, calculations, and anything else related to the team's involvement in the project's design, rapid-prototyping, fabrication, assembly, and testing of your project should be included.
*Please use Arial Font type and Normal for Font Size*
*Use Sub-heading font for creating Objective and Individual Task sections, use Paragraph font for description*

Information to post in first Team blog post:
  • Title should be: Introduction of the Bogie Chassis Team 2020/2021
  • Full name of members in the group
  • Contact information (email address, phone number)
  • Brief description of why you want to work on Automated Transit Networks
  • A picture of yourselves
  1. To successfully post your blog, click "Publish" on the right side of the screen
  2. Congratulations! You have successfully posted your first blog spot.

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