The VLE @ GSA:collaboration tools
Today’s session:       Overview       Course Tools       Discussion boards       Blogs       Wikis       Journals    2
Course Tools3
Discussion board       Create in Control Panel, the Create Tool Link in course        menu.       Useful for themed disc...
Discussion board5
Discussion board6
Blogs   Blog - visible to all students. All students can post and    see each others posts.   Journal - private to all s...
Blogs   Create in Control Panel, then Create Tool Link in course    menu.   Can be individual (per student) or for the c...
Blogs9
Wikis   Contributions can be assessed.   Collaboration in one area.   Options to include multimedia.   ‘Live’ content....
Wikis11
Versions and contributions12
Journals   Contributions can be assessed.   Collaboration in one area.   Options to include multimedia.   ‘Live’ conte...
Journals14
Summary    Lots of different ways to collaborate/ communicate in the     VLE – consider which one may work best for you....
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VLE collaboration tools

  1. 1. The VLE @ GSA:collaboration tools
  2. 2. Today’s session: Overview Course Tools Discussion boards Blogs Wikis Journals 2
  3. 3. Course Tools3
  4. 4. Discussion board Create in Control Panel, the Create Tool Link in course menu. Useful for themed discussions in student/ user groups. Individual fora may have multiple threads. Postings can be anonymous or have a name attached. Can include multimedia. Can be difficult to get students to engage. Unread content will be flagged up (in bold). 4
  5. 5. Discussion board5
  6. 6. Discussion board6
  7. 7. Blogs Blog - visible to all students. All students can post and see each others posts. Journal - private to all students, all students can post. Students only see their own posts Group blog - visible to all students, members of the group can post. Students not in the group can see it. Group journal - visible to members of the group, members of the group can post. Students not in the group can NOT see it. 7
  8. 8. Blogs Create in Control Panel, then Create Tool Link in course menu. Can be individual (per student) or for the course (instructor only). Can be assessed. Options to include multimedia. Students can comment on content. Previous content is accessible. Content created in current week/ month will be displayed first. Unread content flagged up (bold, pin). 8
  9. 9. Blogs9
  10. 10. Wikis Contributions can be assessed. Collaboration in one area. Options to include multimedia. ‘Live’ content. When creating, can permit students write access. Can view history of contributions. 10
  11. 11. Wikis11
  12. 12. Versions and contributions12
  13. 13. Journals Contributions can be assessed. Collaboration in one area. Options to include multimedia. ‘Live’ content. When creating, can permit students write access. Can view history of contributions. 13
  14. 14. Journals14
  15. 15. Summary Lots of different ways to collaborate/ communicate in the VLE – consider which one may work best for you. Think about what the purpose of the communication will be – is it informal? Assessed? What media will you use? Give students clear instructions and make the purpose of your use of the collaboration tool obvious. Lots of resources in VLE Help course or please contact me: v.boyd@gsa.ac.uk 15
  16. 16. The VLE @ GSA:collaboration tools
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