Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
“The East contemplated the forest the West counted the trees…the mind that knows that trees and the forest is a new mind.”
A wiki within Blackboard is a page, or set of pages, that can be collaboratively edited by the instructor and by the students enrolled in the class. It is one of the few tools available which allows students to add content to a Blackboard course site. Students can edit and add pages, images and links.
A log of all changes is kept, so it is easy to keep track of a given page’s editorial history, and of students’ editing activity.
With the Wiki Tool in Blackboard, the wiki can be shared between members of the class or it can be configured to for individual students or groups of students and the instructor.
The following pdf provides a tutorial for creating and managing course level, group and individual wikis in Blackboard 8.