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Intro to OWU Wikis

Why Wikis, and How!
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David Soliday

on 12 April 2011

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Wikispaces for Education A guide to using them on campus What is a wiki? A web page with an edit button
Easy to use
Perfect for collaborative learning Why Wikispaces? The world’s easiest to use wiki
No experience necessary. You are up and running in minutes.
Constantly bring you new and improved features
Develop the product based on what you, our community, wants.
Highly-praised customer service Why bring it to the classroom? Great motivator for students
Easy to monitor
Allows for creativity and innovation
Encourages participation of all students
Promotes communication between students, teachers, and others as desired
A new, interesting way to learn Simple websites
Peer-reviewed projects
Group projects
Online discussion and debate
Team collaboration
Post classroom assignments
Collaborate with other institutions How can I use it on campus? Getting started... Wiki terms User Account: Your identity on Wikispaces, consisting of username, password, and e-mail address (same as BishopApps)
Space: A wiki on which you can collaborate
Page: Each space can consist of multiple pages Wikispaces has different permissions settings for your space
Public: Anyone can view or edit your Wikispace
Protected: Anyone can view your space but only members can edit
Private: Only members can view or edit your space
Custom: Specify separate permissions for viewing, editing, creating and posting Editing your wiki Click the Edit This Page button at the top of your wiki.
Write the text you would like on your page.
You can format it with bold, underline, italics, headings, and more.
Once you are done editing, click Save. Adding links to your wiki Click Edit This Page.
Highlight the text you would like to link and click on the Link button in the toolbar.
Another window will appear allowing you to create a link to another page in your space or another website.
Click Ok. Adding images to your wiki Click Edit This Page.
Click the file button.
Browse your computer for the image you would like and click Open.
Upload the chosen picture or file.
Place your cursor where you would like the image on the page.
Double click the image or file to place it on the page. Managing changes Click the history tab at the top of any page.
Every change ever made to that page appears in a revision list
You can compare two revisions by using the select buttons Time for an activity! Take the next few minutes to edit your personal profile page. Log into OWU Wikis (www.wikis.owu.edu)
Click on your name at top right
Click on the Settings tab
Go to Your Profile
Click the link to Create a profile page now
Write a brief description of yourself Activity Part II Take several minutes to contribute to the Test Wiki. Activity Part III Now edit what someone else has posted, adding to it or directly changing it. Questions? The Help link in the top right corner
The Help Desk Wiki: http://helpdesk.owu.edu
The Information Services Help Desk: x3120 or helpdesk@owu.edu test.wikis.owu.edu
Create a new page or select an existing one
Add, edit and/or delete text
Insert a link
Create a numbered or bulleted list
Insert an image
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