Aug 042014
 
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Wikis provide students with an area where they can contribute and modify course related materials, which allows them to share and collaborate with their classmates such as group projects or assignments. Wiki pages can easily be created and edited, and changes and additions are tracked allowing for multiple writers to collaborate on information.
Course Instructors can view all changes to Wiki pages. Instructors can also set up the Wiki grading feature allowing them to grade within the Wiki tool for easy access to pages and edits. Once grading is set up a grade column is automatically created in the Grade Center.

  • Set Edit Mode to ON
  • From the Control Panel
  • Select Course Tools
  • Select Wikis
  • Select Create Wiki
  • Wiki Information
    • Enter a Name in the Name field
    • Enter Instructions/Content in the Instructions field
  • Wiki Date and Time Restrictions
    • Wiki Availability: Select Yes (make visible to students) or No (not visible to students).
    • Limit Availability: Choose the Display After date and/or the Display Until date
  • Wiki Participation

    • Student Access:
      • Closed to Editing: Select this option for instructor only contributions, or to disallow future edits by students. Wikis can still be viewed if this option is selected.
      • Open to Editing: Allows users to modify a wiki page.
    • Student Comment Access:
      • Closed to Commenting: Select this option for instructor only comments, or to disallow future edits by students. Comments can still be viewed if this option is selected.
      • Open to Commenting: Allows any users to make comments to a wiki page.
  • Wiki Settings
    • Grade Wiki: Select the grade option and type the number of Points Possible.  Once a Wiki has been enabled for grading, a column is automatically created in the Grade Center.
      • Select/Unselect the check box for Show participants in “needs grading” status after every ___ Page Saves.”
        • From the drop down menu select the number of page saves.  Applying this setting will show the needs grading icon – the exclamation mark – in the Grade Center and place the entries in the queue on the Needs Grading page after the specified number of page saves have been made.
        • Due Dates (Optional)
          • Check the box and then select the desired due date/time for the assignment

          Note:   If you choose to use due dates, the date/time appears in the Student’s My Grades view and global notifications.

  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success:  Wiki page created.

Important Note: Instructors may find they would want to create the first page for the Wiki to introduce the assignment or to direct students.