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Using the Wiki Collaborative Tool


In this document you will learn about:

Using the Wiki Collaborative Tool

Creating a Wiki

Creating a Page in your Wiki


Using the Wiki Collaborative Tool

A Blackboard Wiki is a place where students can collaborate to create and edit pages of content. Example uses include:

  • Creating a timeline of events
  • Creating a bibliography for a course or group project
  • Generating a glossary

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Creating a Wiki

  1. In the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section.

  1. Select Wikis.

  1. On the Wikis listing page, click Create Wiki.png in the blue Action Bar.

  1. On the Create Wiki page, type a Name and, optionally, Instructions.

  1. Be sure that Open to Editing is selected under Student Access.

  1. Click Submit.

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Creating a Page in your Wiki

You can have any number of pages in your wiki, but the first one you create will be the “home page”.  You or any student can create the home page.  Once created, this page can be edited, but not deleted.

  1. On the Wikis listing page, click on the title of the wiki you want to create pages in.

  1. On the wiki’s topic page, click Create Wiki Page.png in the blue Action Bar.

  1. On the Create Wiki Page, type a Name.

  1. Type text in the Content text box.  Format the text and add images, links, multimedia, Mashups, and attachments as needed using the functions in the Text Editor.

  1. Click Submit.

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