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VLE collaboration tools

  1. 1. The VLE @ GSA:collaboration tools
  2. 2. Today’s session: Overview Course tools Blogs Wikis Journals2
  3. 3. Course Tools3
  4. 4. Blogs and journals...4 Blog - visible to all students. All students can post andsee 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 groupcan post. Students not in the group can see it. Group journal - visible to members of thegroup, members of the group can post. Students not inthe group can NOT see it.
  5. 5. Blogs5 Create in Control Panel, then Create Tool Link in coursemenu. 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 displayedfirst. Unread content flagged up (bold, pin).
  6. 6. Blogs6
  7. 7. Wikis7 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.
  8. 8. Wikis8
  9. 9. Versions and contributions9
  10. 10. Journals10 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.
  11. 11. Journals11
  12. 12. Summary12 Lots of different ways to collaborate/ communicate in theVLE – consider which one may work best for you. Think about what the purpose of the communication willbe – is it informal? Assessed? What media will you use? Give students clear instructions and make the purpose ofyour use of the collaboration tool obvious. Lots of resources in VLE Help course or please contactme: v.boyd@gsa.ac.uk
  13. 13. The VLE @ GSA:collaboration tools

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