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Overview of Learning Objects-Campus Pack (used for wikis, blogs, journals, and podcasts)

Learning Objects-Campus Pack is a 3rd party product that is used within D2L for creating wikis, blogs, and podcasts.  .

Create A Link to Collaboration Space  |  Create a Link Directly to a Wiki  |  Creating a Wiki Page  |  Setting Wiki Permissions (Groups)  |  Editing a Wiki Page

 

Create a direct quicklink to a blog, wiki, journal or podcast.  Instructors using multiple wikis, blogs, journals or podcasts may want to create a Quicklink that goes directly to the Campus Pack 'Collaboration Space' instead of several individual direct links.  From the Collaboration Space, you can then add multiple Campus Pack items.

Create a Quicklink to the Campus Pack Collaboration Space

This method is useful if an instructor is going to be using more than one Campus Pack tool because it creates one space where students can link to each tool used in the course. These instructions apply to all of the Learning Objects - Campus Pack tools and are repeated on the documentation for each tool. See Blogs, Journals.

1. Log into your D2L course and click on Content on the Navigation Bar.

2. Click on New Topic.

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3. Select Quicklink.

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4. From the drop-down menu, choose a module for the link, or create a new module by clicking, Add Module. Choose a Title for the tool and enter description if desired. Then select your availability settings in the Restrictions Tab. Click on the "Link Icon" at the bottom of the screen next to the blank URL.

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5. Use the drop-down category menu to select External Learning Tools. Under Link Details > External Learning Tools drop down menu, choose "Campus Pack Collaboration Space" if you want your students to choose the wiki from a list of collaborative tools you have created. This may be useful if you are planning to use other Campus Pack tools and you only want to add the Campus Pack link to one Content module in your D2L course.

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6. Click save. The page will refresh and a preview option will appear. (This window is the same for all of the external learning tools) Click on Preview to look at the link you created.

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7. After creating the Campus Pack Wiki link in your course content area, the next step will be to create the actual wiki space. To access Campus Pack, go to the content area in which you created the quicklink, then click on the wiki topic name. NOTE: The Campus Pack area will open up in a new tab.

You will see the Campus Pack Collaboration Space; click on the add content button in the CONTENT area of Campus Pack.

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8. Select "wiki" from the list of available tools.

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9. Give the wiki a title and and enter any description text if desired. Deploy as "single copy" and click Add.

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When the "quicklink" is selected in the course content area, students will be linked to the "Collaboration Space" which looks similar to the image below. From this space, students will choose the "Wiki" or another collaboration tool as assigned (journal, blog, or podcast) from the list of available tools.

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When the wiki link is selected in the Campus Pack content area, users are directed to the actual wiki as in the image below. Please see how to create pages below.

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Create a Link Directly to a Wiki   back to top >

1. Follow steps 1-4 above.

2. Use the drop-down category menu to select External Learning Tools just as in step 5 above. Under Link Details > External Learning Tools drop down menu, choose "Campus Pack Wiki" (or, blog, journal, podcast).

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3. Click Insert and then click Save.

4. After creating the Campus Pack Wiki link in your course content area, the next step will be to create the actual wiki space. To access Campus Pack, go to the content area in which you created the quicklink, then click on the wiki topic name. NOTE: The Campus Pack area will open up in a new tab.

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5. Give the wiki a title and and enter any description text if desired. Deploy as "single copy" and click Add.

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6. When students select the wiki link in your course content area, the wiki will open in a new tab. Please review how to create pages below.

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  Creating a New Page in a Wiki    back to top >

1. Access the Campus Pack area from your D2L course content area (see above)

2. If you have created a link to Campus Pack Collaboration Space, click on the wiki button in the CONTENT area of Campus Pack.

3. Select wiki from the list. Give it a title and click add.
4. Click on New Page on the right-hand side of the screen.

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5. Give the new page a Title and click "continue."

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6. This page contains word processor-like tools that you will use to add content to the wiki page. Hover over the icons for a description. You can add text, hyperlinks, images, and even video to your wiki pages. When finished click Save and Exit.

Setting Permissions (i.e. Group or Individual Wikis)     back to top >

Note: With our current D2L integration, you can create the Wikis, but you cannot assign group members or individuals to a specific wiki until the student has accessed the Campus Pack area from the course. If you plan on using groups, you may want to setup an assignment during the first week of class that requires students to go to the Campus Pack area.

1.  Group wikis are created exactly the same as above.

2. To create group wikis, you will need to change the PERMISSIONS on each wiki so that only the students in each group can access their own wiki.  To change permissions, access the wiki.

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3. Click on the Permissions link at the top of the screen.

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4. By default, all users within the course can VIEW the wiki.  For Group Wikis (or individual wikis), you will want to remove this permission. 

There are three tabs under the Permissions area.  Click on the Viewers tab first.  You will see the Course Name listed - which means that all participants in this course will be able to access the wiki.  Remove the access from all participants by clicking on the course name in the Viewers box and select Remove.

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5. Under add viewers, click on the course name in the first column. In the middle column, locate the student(s) that you would like to add to the group wiki. Click on the student's name and click add. Repeat this process for all the group members.

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6. Once all the group members have been added as viewers, click Save.

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7. Click on the Authors tab at the top of the page.

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8. Remove the Course- All Students from the authors by clicking on the course name in the authors box and select Remove.

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9. Under add authors, click on the course name in the first column. In the middle column, locate the student(s) that you would like to add to the group wiki. Click on the student's name and click add. Repeat this process for all the group members.

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10. Once all the group members have been added as authors, click Save.

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11. When finished saving, click Finish.

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Note: There is a small box that says "Loading" that appears in the upper left hand corner.
          Do NOT change the page (from Viewers to Authors) or click finish until the box disappears.

12. To return to the main page for your Campus Pack course site, click on the link above the name of the wiki on the left hand side.

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Editing a Wiki Page   back to top >

1. Enter the wiki in your D2L course content area. Navigate to the page for which you want to create a subpage.

2.  Click the Edit link in the upper right-hand navigation menu.

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3. This page contains word processor-like tools that you will use to edit and add content to the wiki page. Hover over the icons for a description. You can add text, hyperlinks, images, and even video to your wiki pages.

 

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