ODE Help Desk

Using the Wiki Tool


Table of Contents

  • Using the Wiki Tool
  • Creating a Wiki
  • Creating a Page in your Wiki

Using the Wiki Tool

A Blackboard Wiki is a place where students can collaborate to create and edit pages of content. Example uses include:

  • Creating a timeline of events
  • Creating a bibliography for a course or group project
  • Generating a glossary
Back to top

Creating a Wiki

To create a Wiki:

  1. In the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section.
  2. Select Wikis.
  3. On the Wikis listing page, click Create Wiki in the blue Action Bar.
  4. On the Create Wiki page, type a Name and, optionally, Instructions.
  5. Be sure that Open to Editing is selected under Student Access.
  6. Click Submit.
Back to top

Creating a Page in your Wiki

You can have any number of pages in your wiki, but the first one you create will be the “home page”. You or any student can create the home page. Once created, this page can be edited, but not deleted.

  1. On the Wikis listing page, click on the title of the wiki you want to create pages in.
  2. On the wiki’s topic page, click Create Wiki Page in the blue Action Bar.
  3. On the Create Wiki Page, type a Name.
  4. Type text in the Content text box. Format the text and add images, links, multimedia, Mashups, and attachments as needed using the functions in the Text Editor.
  5. Click Submit.
Back to top