The VLE @ GSA - collaboration tools

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  • 1. The VLE @ GSA Collaboration tools
  • 2. Session overview Using the global navigation menu and Spaces tool Journals Blogs Wikis
  • 3. Using the global navigation menu and the Spaces tool.
  • 4. Global navigation menu Click on your name to build a Profile and access other tools.
  • 5. Your Profile will then be added to the GSA community. Click on the People tool to find other staff and students.
  • 6. View other Profiles according to course or community. Follow or Message other people.
  • 7. The Spaces tool allows staff and students to develop online networks outside of courses and communities.
  • 8. Spaces can be used for any creative or professional purpose. Click Create a Space to begin.
  • 9. Add a name for the Space and start typing part of a name to invite contributors.
  • 10. Click Edit Space to add a picture, descriptive text and invite additional participants.
  • 11. Members can add or edit contributions. New members will receive an invitation notification.
  • 12. Blogs and journals... Blog Individual or course. All students can post and see one others blogs and posts. Journal Individual. Can be private between student and tutor. 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. 12
  • 13. Blogs
  • 14. Blogs Create in Control Panel, then add via Tool menu. Can be individual (per student) or for the course (instructor led). 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). 14
  • 15. Blogs can be created and managed through the Control Panel. Click Blogs to access the blog page. Click Create Blog to start. Blogs can be individual (per student), for a course or for a group.
  • 16. Add title, descriptive text to clarify purpose and set availability.
  • 17. Choose whether the blog will be communal (one for the whole course) or individual (multiple one for each student). (Please note that group blogs are created when using the group tool, not here).
  • 18. A blog can be added to a content area from the Tools menu.
  • 19. You can add a link to the overall blog page, to a specific blog or create a new blog here.
  • 20. The link is denoted by the blog icon. Click here to access the blog.
  • 21. Click Create Blog Entry to add content. Other student blogs can be accessed through this pane on the right.
  • 22. Indexed entries. Comments.
  • 23. Journals.
  • 24. Journals Can be a private space. Contributions can be graded. Options to include multimedia. Tutor can navigate between student journals. 25
  • 25. Journals can be created and managed through the Control Panel. Click Journal to access the journals page. Click Create Journal to start.
  • 26. Add title and descriptive text to clarify purpose.
  • 27. If you wish to have private, individual journals for students, ensure this box is UNTICKED. (Please note that group journals are created when using the group tool, not here).
  • 28. A journal can be added to a content area from the Tools menu.
  • 29. You can add a link to the overall journal page, to a specific journal or create a new journal here.
  • 30. The link is denoted by the journal icon. Click here to access the journal.
  • 31. Click Create Journal Entry to add content. Other student journals can be accessed through this pane on the right.
  • 32. Indexed entries. Comments.
  • 33. Wikis.
  • 34. Wikis Collaboration in one area co-authored content. Options to include multimedia. Live content. Can view history of contributions by student. 36
  • 35. Wikis can be created and managed through the Control Panel. Click Wikis to access the wikis page. Click Create Wiki to start.
  • 36. Add title and descriptive text to clarify purpose.
  • 37. A wiki can be added to a content area from the Tools menu.
  • 38. You can add a link to the overall wiki page, to a specific wiki or create a new wiki here.
  • 39. The link is denoted by the wiki icon. Click here to access the wiki.