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Creating a Sign-up Sheet Using a Wiki

You can use a Wiki in Blackboard to create a sign-up sheet that students can use to sign-up for assignment topics, office hours or to complete a schedule. A Wiki is a page or set of pages that can be viewed and edited by students. When using a wiki to create a sign-up sheet, we recommend that you always create the sign-up sheet on the first page of the Wiki.

To create a wiki for a sign-up sheet complete the following steps.

  1. Go to the Course Control Panel menu and click on Course Tools.
    Course Panel menu, course tools highlighted
  2. Click on Wikis at the bottom of the list.
    Course Tools menu, wikis option highlighted
  3. An area to create a wiki will open. Click on Create Wiki.
    Create wiki button highlighted
  4. In the Wiki Information area: Give the Wiki a name and write out the Instructions for the sign-up list.
    Wiki information data entry fields
  5. In the Wiki Date and Time Restrictions area: Click Yes to make the wiki available or fill in specific dates for the wiki to be available (dates are optional).
    Wiki date and availability options
  6. In the Wiki Participation area: Set the Student Access to Open to Editing and set the Student Comment Access to Closed to Commenting.
    Access and Comments options
  7. In the Wiki Settings area click No grading.
    Wiki settings, grade option
  8. Click Submit. 
    Submit button circled
  9. Open the Wiki by clicking on the Name you gave it in step 4.
    Wikis tools settings link
  10. In the Wiki Page Content area enter a name for the wiki content.
    Wiki page content editor name field
  11. In the Content editing area, create your sign-up list using a table or list format. 
    Content editing area with table format
  12. Submit when done.
    Submit button circled

Students will be able to see this sign-up sheet when they go to the Wiki and can then click on the Edit Wiki Content button in order to write on the sign-up sheet.