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This section outlines how to use wikis after the teacher has added a wiki acivity. To set up a wiki in your course, see [[Wiki settings]]
  
::This page is for documentation on how to use the wiki activity i.e. View, Edit, Links, History and is redirected from mod/wiki/view, a help page.
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== Creating the first page==
==Overview==
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*Once the wiki is set up, a user will click the link and reach  the following screen:
[[Image:Wiki_tabs.JPG]]
 
A wiki has 4 tabs, the most commonly used tabs are view and edit.
 
  
==Adding a wiki page==
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[[File:newwikipage.png]]
There are several ways to add a new wiki page.  In later versions of Moodle, the course participant's privileges can affect adding or editing wiki pages.  First you will create a link to a page that does not exist, then the wiki will create the blank page which someone can edit.
 
Southeast Alaska: Human Habitation
 
  
The earliest evidence of human habitation in southeastern Alaska goes back nearly 12,000 years ago. Arrowheads, wooden tools and other artifacts were discovered from the period that is known as the Paleomarine tradition. During the Paleomarine tradition, tools such as mining drills, double-handled draw saws, axes, and fish cutting blades were widely used. These artifacts are often found in historic archeological sites. Archeologists believe that some of the tools, such as microblades, can indicate cultural similarities between native groups. The technology also helps trace routes of people’s immigrations. Technology was spreading throughout North America, especially metal tools. Southeast Alaska also made metal, but made it without heat. This was called cold hammering. Tools and technologies are created in order for people to adapt and invent to their life surroundings. Much later, other countries noticed the easy ability to make tools and rapidly spreading technology in Alaska.
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==Adding more pages==
The earliest historic breakthrough for Alaska was in 1743, when Russians found Alaska and marked it as their territory. The word spread that there was gold found in Canada, suddenly people all over the world became interested in the gold, which was found in northern Canada/southeastern Alaska. Alexander Baranov was the Russian governor of Alaska; he was responsible for the establishment of Sitka. In 1967 Alaska was bought by the United States. Gold mining and fish canning brought it most of the town’s money, World War 2 brought in an extensive amount of money for the city of Sitka. The Navy constructed an air base on Japonski Island. Sitka became the capital of Alaska Territory until 1906. The capital re-located to Juneau.
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*Type the name of your page inside double brackets. (''1'' in screenshot below) You can preview it by clicking the "preview" button towards the bottom of the screen.
In 1880 two men marked a 160 acre area which soon became a mining camp. Within a year, the mining camp became a small town. The town was initially called Harrisburg, after Richard Harris but later changed to Rockwell. In 1881 it was renamed again-Juneau, after Joe Juneau. In 1906 Sitka had a massive decrease in whaling and fur trade making city not as important, moving the capital to Juneau.  
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*Press the "save" button.
Just a little northwest of Juneau is a city named Skagway. Skagway was inhabited by Tlingit people from prehistoric times. In 1896, gold was found in the Klondike and thousands of miners came into the new town hoping to find gold 500 miles away in Canada. By 1898 Skagway’s population soared because of the gold rush and the city became popular around Alaska. Skagway seemed to become an actual city by 1900, newspapers came out and more people came to the city.
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*Now click the (red) link for one of the pages (''2'' in screenshot below) and you will be prompted to create it in the same way you create the first page:
Haines is located north of Juneau. The Chilkat group of Tlingit Indians asked missionaries to come to the area to help construct the city. Later in 1904, a U.S. Army installation was constructed south of Haines called Fort William Seward. After war the fort was deactivated and became into one municipality with Haines.
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[[File:newpageswiki.png]]
` Southeast Alaska has an interesting historical background. The region where the capital is located and the place where small cities were founded due to wars. What separates southeast Alaska from the rest of Alaska is the unique  culture that was developed from prehistoric times.  
 
  
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*A page once created has a blue link.
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====Hint:====
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If you use the'''New''' option from the navigation block you will still need to copy and paste the name of the new page onto the immediate parent page and surround it with double brackets. This creates a link to your new page and makes it accessible from the main Wiki page.
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Otherwise nobody will recognise the so called lost new page.
  
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== Wiki editing in general ==
  
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Depending on the type of the wiki, there are several ways to edit your page.
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But don't worry: The best thing of a wiki is, that nothing is lost. The old version will be there - and if someone changes your version of the page - your version will also be there.
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Note that the options for editing, commenting viewing history, map and files may all be accessed both from tabs at the top (''1'' in screenshot below)  and links in the navigation block (''2'' in screenshot below):
  
Bibliography
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[[File:editingwiki.png]]
1. Alaskool.org, “Alaska Regional Profiles.” 26 June 2007. <http://www.alaskool.org/resources/regional/profile_index.htm>.
 
  
2. Heaton, Timothy H. “Southeast Alaska.” Google. <http://www.usd.edu/esci/alaska/>
 
12 June 2007.
 
  
3. "Juneau, Alaska." Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia. 18 Jun 2007 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneau,_Alaska .
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==View==
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*The '''View''' tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to display and view the wiki page.
  
4. Schoenberg, Ken. “Prehistory of Southeast Alaska.” Google. <http://www.nps.gov/akso/akarc/seast.htm> 12 June 2007.
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==Edit==
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The '''Edit''' tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to edit the wiki page.
  
5. Person, Roger W.. "Historical and Archaeoloigical Landmarks." 1998. Alaska Geographic. 21 Jun 2008
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==Comments==
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*The  '''Comments''' tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to see and add comments about the wiki.
  
===Add by initial wiki creation===
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==History==
When the teacher selects '''Wiki''' from the [[Adding resources and activities|Add an Activity
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*The '''History''' tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to see what has been altered in the wiki.
]] pull down menus in a course, they will be asked to create the first page.
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*Compare edits by clicking the "Compare Selected" button.  
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*Click the "Restore" button of the version you wish to restore if the latest edit is unsuitable:
  
===Add by using search ===
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[[File:comparewiki.png]]
In some versions of Moodle (not in 1.8 standard), any participant (with correct privileges) of an existing wiki can enter the name of the page they would like to create in the Search box on a wiki page.  For example they might enter the name "Roses".
 
  
: If the page already exists
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==Map==
::they will be taken to the page "Roses"
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*The '''Map''' tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to view areas of the wiki such as a list of pages (as in the following screenshot), updated or orphaned pages etc. (Orphaned pages are pages not linked to anywhere.)
: If the page does not exist, they will see:
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*To select what you want to see, click the Map menu dropdown box.
:: '''There is no page titled "Roses"'''  
 
::They can create this page by clicking on the "create this page" link  
 
::and begin editing the new page called "Roses"
 
  
==Editing a wiki page==
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[[File:wikimap.png]]
Editing the standard Moodle wiki is simple
 
* Click on the '''edit''' tag at the top of the wiki page
 
* Edit the text
 
* Then save the page, or preview the page before saving
 
  
* Remember that MoodleDocs is a different(more robust and complicated) kind of wiki than the standard Moodle wiki. Many MoodleDoc or WikiMedia wiki tags (See [[Help:Editing]]) '''may not''' work in the standard Moodle wiki in versions 1.8 and earlier.
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==Files==
The standard help file gives the basics of editing in ErfurtWiki. See [http://moodle.org/help.php?module=wiki&file=howtowiki.html&forcelang=#createpages Moodle Help Docs on How to wiki]
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*The '''Files''' tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to access any files which have been added to the wiki.
  
==Wiki search==
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* By default, the Teacher role can add and manage files to the '''Files''' tab, but the Student role can only view them. You could change this though with a permissions override to the '''Manage wiki files''' capability (mod/wiki:managefiles) in any particular wiki.
Wiki search ignores hyperlinks so it is wise to add a "Keywords:" line which contains the words of the the page title separated by commas, and any other entries that you wish to be found by the search.
 
  
=NWiki=
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==Administration==
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*The '''Administration''' tab  at the top or link in the navigation block is available to editing teachers in the course so they can delete page versions or selected pages. Clicking the "list all" button will list available pages to delete. The first page of the wiki cannot be deleted.
  
if you are using Ludo's new Nwiki module, there are some additional features.
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[[File:adminwiki.png]]
  
==Change to one of the following editors==
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==Deleting pages==
  
Nwiki has several parsers, each one requiring a different sort of text. Its best to choose properly at the beginning, as altering half way through is not a good idea - they may well make a mess of text with a different formatting.
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Teachers and other users with the'' mod/wiki:managewiki'' capability can delete any page or page version, with the exception of the first page, via the Administration link in the navigation block or the Adminstration tab. See the section '''Administration''' above.
* HTMLeditor - the default editor that is used for all other moodle forms
 
* DFwiki - the parsing engine from a previous third-party version of the wiki software. You or your students may be familiar with this and wish to continue using it
 
* Ewiki - the parsing engine from the previous default moodle wiki.
 
* nwiki - the most up to date engine, which is almost identical to the one used by wikipedia.
 
  
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== Markup language ==
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You miss all the formatting you know from other moodle activities?
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That's because the wiki-type of your wiki is e.g. nwiki. See [[Nwiki markup]]
  
  
[[Category:Teacher]]
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==Why use a wiki?==
[[Category:Wiki]]
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Wikis are a simple, flexible tool for collaboration. They can be used for everything from simple lists of web links to building entire encyclopedias.  As an example, [http://www.wikipedia.org| Wikipedia] is the largest wiki in the world.
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In your own class  it's important to have a plan for your wiki so students  know  how it fits in with their learning. If it's a individual wiki, will they be graded? Is it simply a staging area for group work that will be submitted as assignments later? Will you let the students be completely responsible for the work? How will you deal with offensive content? The great advantage of a wiki is that all edits are clearly visible and reversible.
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==Ideas for using wikis==
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===Group lecture notes===
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Creating a wiki for group lecture notes after a lecture gives students a chance to combine all their notes. Those that missed information can get it from their peers. The group can also decide what information is critical and give it proper emphasis. Group lecture notes could be done with the entire class, if it is small enough, or with small working groups. Groups can also compare notes for further discussion and refinement.
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===Group Project management===
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A teacher assigning a group project can give students a place to work by creating a wiki with the group mode enabled. This will give each group their own space to record research, to develop outlines and to create the final product.
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===Brainstorming===
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Brainstorming is a non-judgmental group creative process in which group members are encouraged to give voice to any ideas they personally consider relevant to the group exercise. In a face-to-face meeting, a brainstorming facilitator will usually stand in front of a big piece of paper and elicit ideas from the participants in the room. A teacher can create an online version of this process by setting up a wiki for the entire class or for smaller student groups and asking people to submit ideas around a brainstorming topic. People can add ideas as they occur and link to other pages for elaboration.
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===Contribute to other wikis===
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A teacher might assign his or her class the task of contributing to [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], [http://en.wikiversity.org Wikiversity], or to another wiki on the Web, on any class topic, perhaps by assigning students to groups (or making it a class project if the class is small enough and the topic broad enough) and challenging them to collaboratively create an article they would feel confident posting to a public-information space. Students will use the course wiki to create drafts of the article they will eventually publish to the community at the end of the semester.
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===Collaborative story-telling===
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Younger students could be encourage to work together on a wiki to build up a story -each adding a sentence following on from the previous contribution.
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== See also ==
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*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?f=366 Wiki module forum]
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*[[Creole format]]
  
 
[[fr:Afficher un wiki]]
 
[[fr:Afficher un wiki]]
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[[de:Wiki ansehen]]
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[[es:Uso de Wiki]]
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[[ja:Wikiを閲覧する]]

Latest revision as of 17:21, 9 August 2015


This section outlines how to use wikis after the teacher has added a wiki acivity. To set up a wiki in your course, see Wiki settings

Creating the first page

  • Once the wiki is set up, a user will click the link and reach the following screen:

newwikipage.png

Adding more pages

  • Type the name of your page inside double brackets. (1 in screenshot below) You can preview it by clicking the "preview" button towards the bottom of the screen.
  • Press the "save" button.
  • Now click the (red) link for one of the pages (2 in screenshot below) and you will be prompted to create it in the same way you create the first page:

newpageswiki.png

  • A page once created has a blue link.

Hint:

If you use theNew option from the navigation block you will still need to copy and paste the name of the new page onto the immediate parent page and surround it with double brackets. This creates a link to your new page and makes it accessible from the main Wiki page. Otherwise nobody will recognise the so called lost new page.

Wiki editing in general

Depending on the type of the wiki, there are several ways to edit your page. But don't worry: The best thing of a wiki is, that nothing is lost. The old version will be there - and if someone changes your version of the page - your version will also be there. Note that the options for editing, commenting viewing history, map and files may all be accessed both from tabs at the top (1 in screenshot below) and links in the navigation block (2 in screenshot below):

editingwiki.png


View

  • The View tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to display and view the wiki page.

Edit

The Edit tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to edit the wiki page.

Comments

  • The Comments tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to see and add comments about the wiki.

History

  • The History tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to see what has been altered in the wiki.
  • Compare edits by clicking the "Compare Selected" button.
  • Click the "Restore" button of the version you wish to restore if the latest edit is unsuitable:

comparewiki.png

Map

  • The Map tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to view areas of the wiki such as a list of pages (as in the following screenshot), updated or orphaned pages etc. (Orphaned pages are pages not linked to anywhere.)
  • To select what you want to see, click the Map menu dropdown box.

wikimap.png

Files

  • The Files tab at the top or link in the navigation block allows users to access any files which have been added to the wiki.
  • By default, the Teacher role can add and manage files to the Files tab, but the Student role can only view them. You could change this though with a permissions override to the Manage wiki files capability (mod/wiki:managefiles) in any particular wiki.

Administration

  • The Administration tab at the top or link in the navigation block is available to editing teachers in the course so they can delete page versions or selected pages. Clicking the "list all" button will list available pages to delete. The first page of the wiki cannot be deleted.

adminwiki.png

Deleting pages

Teachers and other users with the mod/wiki:managewiki capability can delete any page or page version, with the exception of the first page, via the Administration link in the navigation block or the Adminstration tab. See the section Administration above.

Markup language

You miss all the formatting you know from other moodle activities? That's because the wiki-type of your wiki is e.g. nwiki. See Nwiki markup


Why use a wiki?

Wikis are a simple, flexible tool for collaboration. They can be used for everything from simple lists of web links to building entire encyclopedias. As an example, Wikipedia is the largest wiki in the world. In your own class it's important to have a plan for your wiki so students know how it fits in with their learning. If it's a individual wiki, will they be graded? Is it simply a staging area for group work that will be submitted as assignments later? Will you let the students be completely responsible for the work? How will you deal with offensive content? The great advantage of a wiki is that all edits are clearly visible and reversible.

Ideas for using wikis

Group lecture notes

Creating a wiki for group lecture notes after a lecture gives students a chance to combine all their notes. Those that missed information can get it from their peers. The group can also decide what information is critical and give it proper emphasis. Group lecture notes could be done with the entire class, if it is small enough, or with small working groups. Groups can also compare notes for further discussion and refinement.

Group Project management

A teacher assigning a group project can give students a place to work by creating a wiki with the group mode enabled. This will give each group their own space to record research, to develop outlines and to create the final product.

Brainstorming

Brainstorming is a non-judgmental group creative process in which group members are encouraged to give voice to any ideas they personally consider relevant to the group exercise. In a face-to-face meeting, a brainstorming facilitator will usually stand in front of a big piece of paper and elicit ideas from the participants in the room. A teacher can create an online version of this process by setting up a wiki for the entire class or for smaller student groups and asking people to submit ideas around a brainstorming topic. People can add ideas as they occur and link to other pages for elaboration.

Contribute to other wikis

A teacher might assign his or her class the task of contributing to Wikipedia, Wikiversity, or to another wiki on the Web, on any class topic, perhaps by assigning students to groups (or making it a class project if the class is small enough and the topic broad enough) and challenging them to collaboratively create an article they would feel confident posting to a public-information space. Students will use the course wiki to create drafts of the article they will eventually publish to the community at the end of the semester.

Collaborative story-telling

Younger students could be encourage to work together on a wiki to build up a story -each adding a sentence following on from the previous contribution.

See also