Many of us have asked our students, at one point or another, to compile lists of sources on a variety of topics. Depending on the field or requirements, we may also have required a specific formatting (APA, MLA), a given number and type of sources, or any other combination of those elements. The simplest version of this is often a basic bibliography, annotated or not, formatted in a word document.

I much prefer a visual way of doing things. For that purpose, I started using Wakelet. I like using Wakelet for several reasons:

  1. It’s free.
  2. It’s browser-based, and therefore not an extra piece of software to install on every device you have and use.
  3. It’s easy to plug Wakelet collections in other settings, for instance, Blackboard.
  4. It’s visually appealing.
  5. It accepts a variety of formats.

Now, if you are really married to having your students generate formatted bibliographies, then, Wakelet does not do that.

So, let’s explore Wakelet. First, I’ll show give you a little tour of the app (link here). Then, I will show you how to integrate Wakelet objects in Blackboard.

And now the fun part: embedding in Blackboard.

Hope you enjoyed this cool tool.