The William and Mary Collaborative Writing Project is a collaboration between W&M faculty and Academic Technology. Our collaboratively authored document provides strategies for facilitating collaborative writing in your classroom. You can explore, edit, and adapt any of our resources (from sample lesson plans to editable rubrics), by visiting the Best Practices page of the W&M Collaborative Writing wiki.
Academic Technology can provide support and consultation for your Collaborative Writing class projects. From wikis, to Blackboard, to Google Drive and beyond, we can help you decide which tools best suite your course objectives.
From group tools and virtual spaces to blogs and wikis, Blackboard provides a host of tools that support collaboration and group work. All William and Mary students have Google App accounts, thereby providing your students with the robust collaboration tools in Google Documents. William and Mary faculty have access to 3 platforms for wikis. A wiki is an online collaborative writing tool that can facilitate the creation of documents in the classroom. Blackboard offers a built-in wiki component that will fulfill most of your classrooms needs.
For needs that go outside the classroom, WMwikis provides members of the College of William and Mary Community with a space to collaborate and share ideas with one another and engage with the world beyond the College. WMwikis is maintained by the staff at the Academic Information Services (AIS) in partnership with colleagues in the School of Education. Anyone at William and Mary community is welcome to create a free site within this community. William & Mary holds a Private Label license contract with WikiSpaces to provide the faculty with a dedicated and secure environment.
We are here to help you match the available collaborative tools to your teaching goals. If you have any questions regarding the use of any of the tools explored on this page, contact your department’s Academic Technology Specialist or email April Lawrence at email@example.com.