Back in the fall, Edublogs changed the look of their dashboard making my version 2 of this screencast somewhat obsolete. So, here is the new and improved version of adding contributors to your class blog (using the free features of Edublogs).
Keep in mind depending on how many students you have, this process can be pretty tedious! I found it bearable it with a class of 30 students. Changing the passwords each year saves you from repeating this process every time you have a new class.
Visit my class blog, MrToft.ca, to see how I’ve set things up.
Sue Waters has a similar tutorial in written form here: http://help.edublogs.org/2009/08/24/adding-users-to-a-blog/.
She has also written a post on this topic here.
There is an easier way – $
There is another way, that is much easier, but it involves being a paid subscriber. I think this tutorial (written when the feature was free a few years back) still applies to how things work these days.
I’ve paid to be subscriber myself, but in my case it was more for the extra storage space you get.