College of DuPage

Blackboard Release 9 - What's NEW?


Where do I find it?


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What's new about it?

The College of DuPage purchased a wiki tool from Learning Objects in 2008 since Blackboard 8 did not have one. Blackboard 9 now offers a built-in wiki tool.

Blackboard wikis can be graded and a grade center column is automatically created for graded wikis. Once set for grading, a graded wiki cannot be changed to ungraded. You can opt to exclude the column from Grade Center calculations.

How do I use it?

  • Start by turning Edit Mode - ON in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Go to a content area where you wish the link to the Blackboard 9 Wiki to appear.
  • Select Wiki from the Add Interactive Tool action bar button.
  • Choose the needed options to set up your wiki.

Alternately, instructors may access the Wiki Tool from Course Tools on the Control Panel.


Why would someone use the Blackboard Learn Wiki feature versus a third-party Wiki tool?
The Blackboard Learn Wiki feature offers basic Wiki functionality with strong tools for assessing individual contribution and grading Wikis. It has the advantage of being integrated in the Blackboard Learn environment and providing users with a familiar user experience.

Will College of DuPage continue with the Learning Objects wiki tool?
This product will be evaluated in the future.

Create a Wiki (Blackboard - 2 minute video)

Editing Wiki Pages (Blackboard - 2 minute video)

Grading a Wiki (Blackboard - 2 minute video)

Working with the Learning Objects Wiki

Using the Text Editor (Blackboard - 3 minute video)


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