How to add your work

If you registered for Engagement in a Time of Polarization, you will be given challenges for each of the four topics. There is a Discussion Forum for each of these on the edX platform. However, we would like to encourage engagement that makes sense for you. If you would rather work in the open, we’ve created the Contribution Hub to collect posts that participants write during the course. If you would like your posts to be added to the Contribution Hub, please fill out the form below.

You can use either a blog dedicated solely to this course, or use an existing blog and create either a category or tag with the name “EngageMOOC” (you will need to have at least one blog post using that tag or category before filling out this form). Please note that the “tag” feature of a blogging website is different than using a hashtag in the post body or title.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Typically, WordPress blogs work fine, but Blogger websites run into more troubles. Blogger websites use “labels” as “tags.”
  • The theme that we are using requires a category image for each blog. We will use your avatar from either your blog or Twitter. If you have a preference – or even would rather use another image that is somewhere else online – please let us know in the “Comments or Concerns” field below. At this time, the plugin we use (FeedWordPress) does not support Featured Images per post, so we can’t pull that into the hub.
  • This is not an automated process. The EngageMOOC team will have to manually add your blog to the hub, which will mean there will be a delay between when you fill out this form and when your blog appears in the hub (if there are no errors).
  • Individual posts have to be added to the hub, so there could be a delay of up to one business day before your post is added. If you update older posts, those will have to be re-added as well.
  • Content that is older than the start date of the course, or that do not relate to course work (like resumes looking for work), will not be pulled into the hub.

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