How would I create a Wiki for student use in Canvas?
You can create a content page and allow students to edit the page. See the Add Content section of the Guide How do I create a new page in a course?.
I agree with Shanae, create a content page and allow students to edit this. It can be quite effective. When I was using Canvas as a student, I had a couple of my professors create wikis this way and we were all able to contribute and find it easily.
But pages don't feed into speedgrader, so that would feedback and grading would need to be done as a separate function?
Just to complete the circle here... you can go into your course "Settings" screen (check out the section "View More Options" near the bottom of this Guide: How do I set details for a course?) to choose whether "Only Teachers", "Teachers and Students", or "Anyone" has the ability to edit pages. If you were to set this to "Teachers and Students", then when you are editing a Page in a course, you'll have the option to choose whether or not you want students to be able to edit it or not. So, you can really be selective in which pages of your course you want people to edit and which pages cannot be edited by students. I hope this helps!
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I've considered using "Pages" as a wiki tool, but I really want to grade students input. I have several wikis (which are essentially graphic organizers) as study prep in my online courses. And I my goal is for students to print these out to use to study for exams. (I created these wikis when my school used Blackboard, which has a developed wiki program that corresponds to the gradebook.)
So far, the easiest way to track student work and participation in Canvas is to use Google Docs. However, this process is cumbersome for emailing students the link without a Google account (they can view, but not edit without a Google account). Plus Google Docs doesn't relate to the gradebook in Canvas. I've been trying to remedy this situation for the past two years since we switched over to Canvas, and honestly, I'm rather unhappy that Canvas doesn't have this feature that corresponds to the gradebook.
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