Blogs and Wikis

Wikis

A wiki is a collaborative tool that allows you to contribute and modify one or more pages of course related materials. The wiki page is an area where users can collaborate on content. Users within a course can create and edit wiki pages in the course or within a course group. Instructors and students can offer comments and your instructor can grade individual work.  Wikis are an effective way to contribute and modify one or more pages of related material.

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Creating and Editing a Wiki Page
(2:25) 
Viewing My Contribution to a Wiki
(2:29)

Blogs

A blog is your personal online journal. Each blog entry you make can include any combination of text, images, links, multimedia, Mashups, and attachments. Blogs are an effective means of sharing knowledge and materials created and collected by the group in the course. You can post to the blog and add comments to existing posts. Use your blog to express your ideas and share them with the class.  As the owner of a blog, you will want to create multiple entries over a period of time. Your instructor and course members can then add comments. A blog can also be owned by the course or a group. In the Group area, all members of a group can create entries for the same blog, building upon one another. Any course member can read and comment on a Group blog, but cannot make entries if not a member of the group. Your instructor can also offer comments and grade individual posts. 

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Creating a Blog Entry (2:20)