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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Chapter 5. Blogs and Wikis

In this chapter, we will cover adding blogs and wikis to a course. These activities enable students to collaborate with each other, and with the teacher. These activities usually require feedback and guidance from the teacher to make them work well.

In this chapter, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Adding a blog to your course
  • Adding a wiki to your course
  • Understanding when to use blogs and wikis
  • Monitoring and managing blogs and wikis

We'll look at the capabilities and limitations of each tool, to help you decide when to use each one. We will also see how they blend into the flow of a course.

About blogs

A blog provides a place for students to express their thoughts and discuss course material. In a forum, you can restrict ...

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