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Staff: Updates to the Journal, Blog and Wiki tool

The interface for the journal, blog and wiki tool have changed slightly following the recent VLE updates.

We will update our guides shortly but here are some notable differences to highlight.

Journal and Individual Blogs

These screenshots show what happens in journals – the experience for individual blogs is the same but with the appropriate words changed.

When you enter a journal you will see your entries by default. To see your students’ journals, you need to select the arrow beneath your name in the right panel to open up a drop down list of all the students who have contributed to the journal:

Select arrow under name to see all contributors

You will see something like this (select the Show empty journals box to see students who haven’t contributed yet):

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Alternatively you can click the left and right arrows to navigate through the journals:

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Module Blog

All entries show on the page when you enter a module blog. If you wish to see one student’s contributions, the method is the same as viewing individual blogs/journals. In the panel on the right select the arrow under All and select the student as required to see their entries:

View entries by contributor

Wikis

When grading wikis, again you can navigate between student contributions by selecting the arrow beneath All in the Participation and Grading interface:

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This will show you all the contributors:

View all contributors

Alternatively you can click the left and right arrows to navigate through the contributors:

Navigate via arrows

 

LX Blog and Wiki: Turned off

The Learning Objects Blog and Wiki tools (LX Blogs and Wikis) have now been turned off and are no longer accessible.

Instructors were advised to take archives or copies of content before the 30th September 2013.

Content which could be extracted (text, files) from the Blogs and Wikis has now been archived – 8.5 gb of compressed blog content and 4.7 gb of wiki content. The VLE Service will retain these exports for legal purposes.

New Blackboard Tools have replaced the old LX tools:

Blogs
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/staff/collab/blog/

Wikis
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/staff/collab/wikis/

Journals
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/staff/collab/journal/

VLE Service

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, via the online contact form, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Reminder: Important Blog and Wiki Changes

This is a reminder that over Summer 2013 we will switch from using Learning Objects (LX) Campus Pack Blogs/Wikis to using Blackboard Blogs/Journals/Wikis.

Please read our communication for the full details. Important dates are highlighted below:

  • Now – The Blackboard Wiki/Blog/Journal tools are available and should be used for any new Wikis/Blogs/Journals.
  • 30th September 2013 – Campus Pack Wikis/Blogs will be switched off and will no longer be accessible. If archives are required they need to be taken before 30 September.

We also have staff and student guides available for the new Blackboard tools:

Staff guides

Student guides

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Important: Blog, Wiki and Podcast Changes

Over Summer 2013 we will switch from using Learning Objects (LX) Campus Pack Blogs/Wikis to using Blackboard Blogs/Journals/Wikis. The Campus Pack Podcast tool will also be discontinued – we are working on a replacement.

Please read our communication for the full details. Important dates are highlighted below:

  • Now – The Blackboard Wiki/Blog/Journal tools will be made available. Staff are strongly advised to use these tools for any new Wikis/Blogs/Journals.
  • 14th June 2013 – Staff will no longer be able to create new Campus Pack Wikis/Blogs, however students/staff can continue to post to and edit existing content.
  • 30th September 2013 – Campus Pack Wikis/Blogs will be switched off and will no longer be accessible. Campus Pack Podcast tool will be switched off; a new tool will be introduced which will play existing Campus Pack Podcast episodes, we are currently working on a method for uploading new podcasts in time for the new academic year.

We also have staff and student guides available for the new Blackboard tools:

Staff guides

Student guides

 

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.