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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.
 
=== From a Wiki page===
 
This is the easiest way to add a page (or the first one that worked for me!).  Participants in a Wiki can create a new page by editing an existing Wiki page and adding a Wiki link that points to the page they want to create.  A Wiki link is simply any character string enclosed in square brackets.  The string is converted to a link by the following process:
 
  
# Click the ''Edit'' tab on the front page of the Wiki
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==Adding more pages==
# In the edit box type the title of the new page that you want to create.  Enclose the title text in square brackets. Like this:  [[Image:Wiki non linked page example 1.JPG|center]]
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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.
# Click ''Save''.
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*Press the "save" button.
# The page you have just edited will now be displayed.  The words "My First Added Page" will be displayed with a question mark link immediately after it and may look like:[[Image:Wiki non linked page example 2.JPG|center]]
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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:
# Click on the "?" and you will be taken to an edit screen for a new page called:- "My First Added Page"
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[[File:newpageswiki.png]]
# Edit this new page with text as you will, and then click ''Save''.  You just created a new wiki linkable page.  
 
# Want to check the link by going back to the original Wiki page? 
 
##Click on the page link under "referring links" at the bottom of the new page in view mode.
 
##Another way is to click the ''- Choose Wiki Links -'' box, and then, from the drop down menu, select ''Site map''.  Click on the original page displayed on the screen. The words "My First Added Page" will have now become a link to your new page, a Wiki link. 
 
# Bingo!
 
  
===Add by initial wiki creation===
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*A page once created has a blue link.
When the teacher selects '''Wiki''' from the [[Adding resources and activities|Add an Activity
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====Hint:====
]] pull down menus in a course, they will be asked to create the first page.
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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.
  
===Add by using search ===
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== Wiki editing in general ==
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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Depending on the type of the wiki, there are several ways to edit your page.
::they will be taken to the page "Roses"
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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.
: If the page does not exist, they will see:
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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):
:: '''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:editingwiki.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.
 
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]
 
  
==Wiki search==
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==View==
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.
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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.
  
=NWiki=
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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.
  
if you are using Ludo's new Nwiki module, there are some additional features.
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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.
  
==Change to one of the following editors==
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==History==
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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.
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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:
  
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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[[File:comparewiki.png]]
* HTMLeditor - the default editor that is used for all other moodle forms
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=115&filter=1 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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==Map==
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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.)
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*To select what you want to see, click the Map menu dropdown box.
  
==Also See==
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[[File:wikimap.png]]
  
* [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1015 OUWiki] (Plugin)
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==Files==
* [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=570 Tiddlywiki integration] (Plugin)
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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.
  
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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.
  
[[Category:Teacher]]
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==Administration==
[[Category:Wiki]]
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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.
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[[File:adminwiki.png]]
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==Deleting pages==
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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.
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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]]
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==Why use a 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]]
 
[[de:Wiki ansehen]]
 
[[de:Wiki ansehen]]
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[[es:Uso de Wiki]]
 
[[ja:Wikiを閲覧する]]
 
[[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