Activities

This book covers:
BlogChoiceDatabaseDialogueForumGlossaryLessonsQuizzes, and Wikis

Wiki

A wiki is a type of Web site that allows students to collaborate on writing projects by contributing to a single online document.  The best known wiki is Wikipedia

The first page can act like the table of contents or home page of a website. This is a wiki page, so it can be edited by students.  The wiki will grow as students add more pages and anyone who can edit the wiki can add new pages.

Here is a 7 minute video from engineering showing basic editing as a student.

A key principle is that pages on a wiki should be linked together in some way.  In order to ensure this happens, you have to create a link to the new page before you can create the new page itself.

Be careful about titles - once a page has been created, the title can't be changed.

Wiki Structure


  1. The View tab displays the current page. 
  2. The Edit tab allows you to edit the current page.
  3. The Comments tab allows you to view and create a comment on the current page.
  4. The History tab displays all changes that users have done to the current page.
  5. The Map tab displays all pages in the wiki.
  6. The Files tab displays all files that have been added to pages.
  7. Title of the current page.
  8. Content of the current page.

Add a page

  1. Navigate to the page that you want to create a link from. 


  2. Click on the Edit tab. 
  3. Put the title of the page you want to create inside of two square brackets [[    ]]. This will create a link to the new page. 
  4. Click Save


  5. Click on the link that you just created.
    Note: the link is displayed in red to indicate that the new page has not yet been entirely created.


  6. Leave HTML format selected.
  7. Click Create page.


  8. Enter content you wish the page to have.
  9. Enter any Tags you wish the page to be associated with.
  10. Click Save.


Edit a page

  1. Navigate to the page that you want to create a link from. 
    Screenshot showing a wiki page.

  2. Click on the Edit tab. 
  3. Edit the content as you wish.
  4. Click Save


Comments

  1. When you are on the page you wish to make a comment on, select the Comments tab.


  2. Click on Add comment


  3. add a comment. 
  4. click Save changes.