Forums, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis
The Discussion Board is an important tool for interpersonal interaction and can replicate the robust discussions that take place in the traditional classroom.
- Learn How to Use Discussion Boards in Your Course
- Where to Begin (Sample Discussion Forums to Get Your Started)
Blogs encourage students to clearly express their ideas and addresses the need to expand various aspects of social learning.
- Creating a Blog (Movie, 02:19)
- Posting and Editing Blog Entries (Movie, 02:15)
- Commenting on a Blog Entries (Movie, 01:27)
The Journals tool offers students the opportunity to reflect on course content and communicate privately with you.
- Create a Personal Writing Space for Student Self-Reflection (Movie, 03:25)
- Provide Formative Feedback on Student Journal (Movie, 01:42)
Wikis are essentially collaborative collections of information that use interlinked pages to present and organize the data.
- Create a Collaborative Space within Your Course (Movie, 02:01)
- Provide Summative Feedback on Student Contributions (Movie, 01:58)
- Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
- Faculty can request help and training from USC’s Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.