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Wikis enable students to create content in your topic, thus giving them control over their learning.

1. Plan  |  2. Build  |  3. Test  |  4. Administer  |  5. Review  ||  Support 
wiki icon Wikis enable students to create content (a collection of webpages) in your topic, thus giving them control over their learning. The wiki can also become a legacy/resource for future topics, which validates the activity and makes it authentic (product-focused). Wikis are also suitable for self-reflection on an individual basis. You can monitor the student's learning through a self-reflective wiki. 

A wiki can be collaborative (everyone in the group can edit it) or individual (Separate wiki for every user), where everyone has their own wiki which only they can edit.

A history of previous versions of each page in the wiki is kept, listing the edits made by each participant.


1. Plan

Consider what you are trying to do and which wiki type will be the best fit (Single wiki for topic, One wiki per group, Separate wiki for every user). Depending on the wiki settings, design purpose and learning outcomes (which could include digital literacy and graduate qualities), you could use them for:

  • group lecture notes or study guides (Single wiki for topic)
  • students to collaboratively author an online book, creating content on a subject set by the teacher (One wiki per group)
  • personal journals, individual study plans, self-reflection (using an individual wiki)

2. Build

Choose what type of wiki is suitable and set it up. The following instructions are in separate entries (Create a wiki and Create wiki pages and/or a template) or you can link to the individual instructions here.


              3. Test

              Once you have finish setting up the wiki, ask your local eLearning support team to check it for you (especially if this is the first time you have set up this activity)


              4. Administer

              You can see what a wiki user has done (eg how they have contributed, if a group wiki) using the History tab. You can also annotate the wiki using the Annotate tab.

              Mark a group or individual wiki in FLO
              1. In the wiki, click the Participation by user link in the top-right
                participation by user

              2. Use the Grades dropdown menus to assign a grade to each student
                grades menus

              3. Click Save grades

              5. Review

              How did your wiki activity go? What was the student feedback? Would you set up the activity differently next time round? Talk to colleagues and/or your local eLearning support team to get ideas for improvement.

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              Training

              Workshop/s link

              Support

              eLearning support teams

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