This session will explore the use of WordPress pages in two lower-intermediate Spanish courses as a substitute for the Wiki feature in Blackboard. In one class students worked individually on a WordPress page, and in another students worked collaboratively in pairs. Some questions addressed will be: what are the pros and cons of moving outside the Learning Mangagement System (Blackboard) for a technology assignment? Did students prefer working collaboratively or
individually? Was there added value in using a WordPress page vs. using a Wiki on Blackboard? And how does one assess such a project? I will share the results of pre-assignment and post-assignment surveys of my students and share some thoughts on what I think to be best practices for usingWordPress pages.