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Blogs Release – Wednesday 7th June, 2017

There will be a new release on the Glow Blogs Service on Wednesday 07th June 2017 between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  We expect that the service will be unavailable for only a few minutes but should be considered at

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Blogs Infrastructure Updates – 30/03/17 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs infrastructure update – Wednesday 8th March 2017 – 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for updates to take place. There are no functional changes to the application as part of this

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Glow Blogs Update – February 2017 Release

There will be a new release on the Glow Blogs Service on Tuesday 28th February 2016 between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  We expect that the service will be unavailable for only a few minutes but should be considered at

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Glow Blogs application update – Tuesday 24th January, 2017 (16:00 – 17:00)

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for updates to take place. Work will start at 16:00 and service will be restored as soon as

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 10/01/17 16:30 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs December Release – Monday 9th January, 2017 (16:00 – 17:00)

There will be a new release on the Glow Blogs Service on Monday 09th January 2017 between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm. We expect that the service will be unavailable for only a few minutes but should be considered at

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Glow Blogs – Essential Maintenance – 19/12/16 at 16:00 – 16:30

Please be aware that, due to a need for essential maintenance, Glow Blogs will be unavailable today between 16:00 and 16:30. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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Glow Blogs application update – Tuesday 13th December, 2016 (16:00 – 17:00)

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for updates to take place. Work will start at 16:00 and service will be restored as soon as

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Blogs – ePortfolio Issues

A few Glow Blogs users have highlighted an issue with ePortfolio blogs, whereby it is not possible to add new sections to a profile.  This is only impacting new ePortfolio blogs that have been created post October. A fix has

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 01/12/16 – 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 25/10/16 – 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs October Release – Tuesday 18th October, 2016 (16:00 – 17:00)

There will be a new release on the Glow Blogs service on Tuesday 18th October, 2016 between 16:00 and 17:00.  We expect that the service will be unavailable for only a few minutes but should be considered at risk for

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Blogs infrastructure update – 26/07/16 – 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 28/06/16 – 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 09/06/16 16:00 – 16:30

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 31/05/16 – 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 12/05/16 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 26/04/1616:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 12/04/15 16:00 – 16:40

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 23/02/16 16:00 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place.    

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Glow Blogs e-Portfolio Plugin Version 1.0

Cross-posted from the Glow Blog Help The e-Portfolio Plugin Version 1.0 has been released.  Pupils can now set up an e-Portfolio by selecting e-Portfolio from a popup on the Create Blog page. Exiting blogs can gain the functionality by activating

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Glow Blogs Update October 2015: E-portfolio Plugin

There will be a new release of the Glow Blogs Service on Thursday 29th October 2015

The update is planned for between 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Thursday 29-10-2015.

We expect that the service will be unavailable for only a few minutes but should be considered at risk for the whole period. This is in addition to the regular scheduled maintenance release at 4:30 today.

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Blogging Bootcamp Review

Last session we ran a blogging bootcamp in Glow Blogs with the idea of helping classes to get going or improve their class blogs. The Bootcamp was a virtual one run from the bootcamp blog. For 10 weeks we posted

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Glow Blogs Theme Changes

Cross posted from: Theme Changes July 2015 | Glow Blog Help. In the Blogs Update Phase 2.2 in April we added three new themes. We also retired the Spectrum News Theme. We have now retired the Suffusion theme too. Existing

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Glow Blogs e-Portfolios

Glow Blogs have been widely used by some local authorities as an e-portfolio solution. To support the continuation of this, we are working towards releasing an improved method of creating and maintaining e-portfolios using Glow Blogs. Posts in blogs will

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Glow Blogs – #ShareOurLearning

This is an opportunity for class and school blogs to share interesting posts about learning. The New #ShareOurLearning blog aggregates posts categorised with ShareOurLearning from participating blogs. After you join in with your blog all you need to do is categorise subsequent posts ShareOurLearning and

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Blogs Phase 2.2 Release Friday 24 April 2015

The latest update to the Glow Blogs service is planned for 8:00 am on Friday morning. Details of the release have been posted on the help blog: Blog Update 2.2 – WordPress 4.1.2 The server will be shut down only

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Blogs infrastructure updates – 31/03/15 16:30 – 17:00

As part of our continual improvement work on the Blogs service, please note that the system will be unavailable at the above date/time for the updates to take place. (note that the start time has been pushed back from the

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Blogging Bootcamp Update

The Blogging Bootcamp is now in week 4 of 10. The Bootcamp is designed to help class blogs either get up and going or to explore the possibilities of blogging with a class. So far nearly 50 blogs are active

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Blogs Phase 2.1 Release Tuesday 24th February

Crossposted from the Glow Help Blog This is a small bug-fix release. The update will happen between 4-6pm when the service may be down. The Downtime for the last release was lesas than 5 minutes and we do not anticipate

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Blogging Bootcamp Signup Open

You can now sign up for the Blogging Bootcamp. You can sign up in several ways, choose what is easiest for you, it doesn’t matter how you sign up. Blogging Bootcamp Signup  in Glow O365 Blogging Bootcamp signup Google form Signup via e-mail: gw09johnstonjohn4@glowmail.org.uk The

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Glow Blogs – Upgrade to WordPress 4

The next phase of the Glow blogs project is to upgrade to WordPress 4. This upgrade will happen on 20th January 2015 and will involve approximately 2 hours of downtime (from 16:00 to 18:00) when the blog service will be unavailable.

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Blogging Bootcamp

Get started with a class blog or boost an existing one.Join in online from the 16th February, 10 weeks, or so of blogging fun and learning.Head over to the Blogging Bootcamp after 23th January to sign up.The bootcamp will take you

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Glow Blogs Phase 2 Upgrade

An upgrade to the Glow Blogs service is due to take place in January. The upgrade will provide the following: an improved menu system an easier way to create more complex navigation improved media handling a generally better editing experience

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Blogs Update phase 1.1 Report

This was patch release on the blogs service to fix a few issues. We had anticipated that the release would involve approximately 2 hours downtime when the blog service woud be unavailable. In the event the server was only down for

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Blogs Phase 1.1 Release 6-11-2014 4-6pm

The Glow Blogs service will be updated on Thursday 6th November 2014 between 4pm and 6pm This release will involve  approximately 2 hours downtime when the blog service will be unavailable. This is a minor release to fix some of

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Glow Blogs Phase 1.1

We will shortly have a patch release on the blogs service to fix a few issues. This release will go through some testing cycles and we expect it to be out week ending 7th November. There may be a short

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Glow Blogs Phase One

The RM Unify switch over went live at 2:30 this afternoon, and the blog service DNS was changed. New tiles have been deployed on the RM Unify dashboard pointing to the new blog instances. Congratulation to Chryston Primary 1 for

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WordPress Blogs how to guides

We will be developing further the way Help and Support resources are accessed within Glow Connect. For now, here are the How to guides for Glow WordPress blogs: Main Changes Known Issues These pages on the help blog will provide

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Glow Blogs Update: Switchover

We are getting really close to the switchover date. Here are some  things that you need to be aware of in regards to Glow Blogs.   The old glow portal will be gone. This means that the links from glow

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Blogs Update: Testing

The blog project has been making steady progress, overcoming several unexpected blips in development over the last couple of weeks. Functional, security and other testing is on-going. We hit a major milestone on Friday, 26 September 2014 when we provided

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Glow Blogs Migration Started

The Glow Blogs migration export started on 19thSeptember 2014 Any new posts or content added to blogs will not be migrated to the new service. The new service should be up and running by Oct 3rd 2014 What’s Happening At 9:00am on

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Glow Blogs Migration News

The Glow Blogs migration export will start on 19th September 2014 Any new posts or content added to blogs after that date will not be migrated to the new service. The new service should be up and running by Oct

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Glow Blogs Update August 2014

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I’ve made a few posts over the summer about the Glow Blog migration, which give a bit more detail about what is happening: Glow Blogs Summer 2014 Blog Migration Notes: Users Glow Blog Migration Notes: e-Portfolios This is a further

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Work has started

  The development of the new blog service is now underway.  Code for the People have been brought in to work alongside the in house development team to migrate and support the blogging service. Progress is being made in a

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Blogs replacement tender has now been issued

A new WordPress blog service is out to tender Current WordPress Blogs content will be migrated The tender for the replacement blog service has now issued. The aim is to deliver a fully managed blog hosting service to replace the

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