In this module, you will l learn how to engage students and promote reflective and
collaborative learning with
create a wiki edit wiki settings post a wiki entry grade a wiki incorporate Best Practices
What is Wiki?
The word "wiki" means quick or fast in Hawaiian. A wiki is a website that allows collective
many authors to write, edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the
Web site using a browser
interface (Watch the video wiki in Plain English to have a further understanding of
How is a wiki different from a blog?
A wiki allows a visitor to make changes to the page. This is what makes wikis different
from blogs, which permit
readers to give feedback or comment but prevent them from editing anything post previously
Wiki tool in BB9.1
InBB9.1, Wikis allows students to contribute and modify one or more pages of course
Instructor can create Course Wikis for all course members to contribute or create
Group Wikis members in the
Groups to collaborate. The Instructor can view all changes to all pages in the Wiki
and retrieve information
about the development and contributions for any individual.
Instructor can assign a Wiki to be grade or not. Once a Wiki is set to be graded,
a grade column is
automatically created in the Grade Center.
Step 1: Log in the Course and turn on Edit Mode. Step 2: Under Control Panel, click the arrow in front of
Course Tools to expend the list. Step 3: Select Wiki to open the Blogs listing page Step 4: Click
Create Wiki on the Action Bar, the Create Wiki page opens. Step 5: Type a Wiki Name. Step 6: Type
Instructions for the Wiki. Step 7: Select Yes to make the Wiki available to users. Step 8: Setup
the available dates as needed. Step 9: Select the Student Access option. if Closed to Editing is
selected, it will disallow further page editing by users. Wikis can still be viewed
when Closed. If Open
to Editing is selected, users will be able to modify any Wiki page. Step 10: Select No grading or the
Grade option and type the number of Points possible.Note: Once a Wiki is set to be
graded, it cannot be
changed to No grading. Step 11: Click Submit.
Creating a Wiki Page
Step 1: Access to the Wikis listing page, click a Wiki title to open Wiki’s topic
page. Step 2:
Click Create Wiki Page on the Action Bar, the Create Wiki Page opens. Step 3: type a Name for the Wiki
page. Step 4: Type text in the Content text box. Format the text and add images, links,
Mashups, and attachments as needed. Click Submit.
Note: the first page of a Wiki, either created by the Instructor or any Course or
Group members is considered as
the home page and cannot be deleted.
Step 1: Access the Wiki to be graded. Click a Wiki title to open Wiki’s topic page. Step 2: Click
Participation and Grading on the action bar on top right, the Participation Summary
page opens. Step 3:
Select a user’s name listed under View Contributions By. Participant's Contribution
Page opens. (Users with contributions ready for grading appear with the exclamation
mark.) Step 4: In the
Page Version column, click a page’s title to review it. Step 5: In the Grade section in the side
panel, click Edit Grade. The grading field appears in the side panel. Step 6: Type a numeric grade in the
Current Grade Value text box. Note: If a Rubric has been created for this graded Wiki,
click View Rubric.
Optionally, type Feedback for the user and Grading Notes, which appear to the Instructor
and Grader only.
Optionally, use the Spell Check function in the bottom of each text box. Click Save Grade
Note: If a Rubric will be used to grade Wiki contributions, it must be created and
added to the appropriate
Grade Center column in advance.
It's Your Turn!
List some wiki ideas for your course. Create a wiki space for your students and post
guidance and rubrics for
the wiki project
Best Practices in Higher Education
1.create meaningful and authentic wiki projects:
some wiki ideas:
Application of concepts to real-world scenarios
Business and technology analyses
Frequently Asked Questions
Knowledge management system experience
Living encyclopedia about university or university community
Peer review of writing exercise
2.Provide clear guidance and expectations 3. Provide rubrics for evaluation