The weekly blog posts are a required assignment. The expectations are relatively low – all you are expected to provide is a paragraph or two describing just about anything regarding the previous week of the course. You can write about the course material, describe problems with it or with the system, or bring my attention to something that I should be doing.
Consider this to be an additional channel of communication with me. It’s important for me to understand how people are reacting to course content, its pace or other aspects of the course. In a way, you can consider my way of creating another feedback loop which helps me deliver the course as best as I can. It’s also an easy way to earn points for your grade!