How to Edit a Wiki Page

Since Summer 2006 the University has licenced third party plug-ins for Blackboard that provide blog,
wiki, and podcast functionality. These have worked well and take up has been reasonable. It was necessary to
licence third party plug-ins for this functionality because it was not provided as part of the core Blackboard
product.

 

With the recent upgrade to Blackboard the vendor has introduced their own blog and wiki features which
are more embedded into the core application. There are differences between the two but the core functionality
remains reasonably consistent.

 

The University has determined that it is no longer necessary to licence the third party blog, wiki and
podcast tools and the decision has been made to not renew the licence for these tools in May 2013. This will
provide a substantial cost saving to the University which can be re-invested in further developments to the Managed
Learning Environment.

 

The new blog and wiki tools are currently being documented and from 31 August 2012 the new blog and wiki
tools will be enabled.

 

At the same time the existing “Campus Pack” blog, wiki, and podcast tools will be set to be unavailable
to new users.

 

If you are planning to use blogs, wikis and podcasts, in the new academic year (2012/13) please use the
new Blackboard blogs and wikis, instructions for which will be made available on the iSolutions web site from 31
August.

 

Podcasts can be uploaded as audio files, or if RSS is required the Panopto Lecture Capture system can
provide this functionality.

 

New Wikis

Edit

Edit

1. Access the wiki in your Blackboard course.

2. Navigate to the page you wish to edit. A list of pages appears on the right hand side of the screen under Site Navigation.

3. Click on Edit.

Already being edited?

Already being edited?

4. If someone else is currently editing a page you will see the above message.  Try again in a few minutes.

Entry

Entry

5. Type your entry into the textbox.

6. When you have finished you entry, click on Save.

Icons

Icons

7. Note that there are two icons for pasting text from the clipboard.

a. Paste Plain Text will paste text and remove any formatting.
b. Paste from Word is designed for pasting text from Microsoft Word.

More Icons

More Icons

8. These icons allow you add links, files and pictures to your wiki entry.