All posts in Discussion Boards and Wikis
A Wiki is a free-form repository of information that anyone can add to, edit, or change. In Blackboard, Wikis can be created for the whole class, or for groups, and can either be ungraded or graded. Instructors can also contribute to Wikis, or it can be left entirely up to students, once the initial Wiki topic is opened by an instructor.
An instructor can choose to make a wiki graded. Grading a wiki is much like grading in other collaborative tools in Blackboard and when you enable grading, a column is created automatically in the Grade Center.
With the Discussion Board tool, course members can replicate the robust discussions that take place in the classroom. Instructors can encourage peer-to-peer communication with a rich range of evaluation and assessment tools to moderate, grade, review, and track students as they participate in threaded discussion fora.
This Roadmap contains a questionnaire that will help you select the best tool for creating collaborative spaces within your course, and information on how to set up, configure, and assess these tools and resources.
You can easily add a link to a communication or collaboration tool, multimedia content or third-party tools into any Content Area in your course.