Fall 2017 (Due by September 11)

Create an account
1) Cick on “Sign In” in upper right-hand corner.
2) Click on “Create a new Wikispaces account” and follow instructions. To make it easier, click "No" on creating a wiki.
3) Make your user name the same as your Fitchburg State email account (ex. mine would be ktracy3). If this user name is taken, add a number, etc., to it, but retain the first part (ex. ktracy).

Join site
1) After creating your account and/or signing in to your account, click “Join” in the upper left-hand corner of this site/page.
2) Follow instructions.
3) I will have to approve your membership request before you can access the site.
4) Validate your email account through the email you will receive from the site (this will allow you to receive notifications of updates/discussion).

From syllabus
*Note: our wiki is a public space; if, at any time, you have issues with any information (i.e. user names, use of legal name, etc.) that you are asked to publish in this space, especially if these issues are privacy related, please see the instructor in order to discuss your concerns and potentially make alternate arrangements. Also, if you have any concerns with course responsibilities as related to FERPA rights, please see the instructor in order to discuss alternative options.*


GENERAL WIKI GUIDE

Things to keep in mind
1) Wikis, because they are a simple platform designed for anyone to use, can be somewhat glitchy.
2) In particular, this can take the form of not saving the way it looks in “Edit” function. Sometimes you just need to go away and come back later. Sometimes you just need to change the formatting.
3) Sometimes spacing does not want to work. In this case, best to “force” it by including some symbol as a divider (ex. line (in edit bar), dashes, asterisks, etc.).
4) Occasionally the glitch will be with images. I’ve found it’s best to let it go and try again later.

NOTE: ALL IMAGES/FILES UPLOADED - SAVE THEM WITH YOUR LAST NAME IN THE FILE NAME (if images/files are named the same as someone else's or one you have uploaded before, it will replace that image/file). SO - SAVE EVERY IMAGE/FILE WITH A UNIQUE FILE NAME.

NOTE: CHECK "RECENT CHANGES" (should be at the top of the navigation bar on the right-hand side) OFTEN TO FIND WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WIKI.

Creating: How to…

…create a page.
1) On the right-hand navigation (contents) bar, click on the “plus sign” next to “Pages and Files."
2) Under “Page Name,” type in the name of the new page. REMINDER: this will also be the page address name.
3) Add the tag "extra."
4) Click “Create.”

Editing existing page content: How to…

…edit an existing page.
1) Click on the page link in the right-hand navigation (contents) bar.
2) On every page, there will be a menu of options in the upper right-hand of the white space. One of these is “Edit.”
3) Click on “Edit.”
4) This will take you to a new menu bar and the ability to add to the page.
5) “Save” (on the menu bar) often.

…edit the font.
1) In “Edit” mode (either before typing or after highlighting text to be changed), click on the color pallete/T button on the menu bar.
2) Options are self-explanatory.

…insert a link to another page in the wiki, a file already uploaded to the wiki, a web site, or an email address.
1) In “Edit” mode, click on the “Link” button.
2) Follow instructions.

…insert an image or file.
1) In “Edit” mode, click on the “File” button (this will bring up a list of files/images already uploaded to the wiki).
2) If this is the first time using the file or image, click “Upload Files” in the upper right-hand corner.
3) Find file/image.
4) When the file/image shows up in the list, click on it.
5) When it inserts into the page, a menu bar will appear with it including options of how to revise it (sizing, alignment, etc.)

...insert YouTube video (or similar).
1) In "Edit" mode, click on the "Widget" button.
2) Click on "Other HTML" or just "Other."
3) Follow instructions (note: on the page with your selected YouTube video, find where it says "Share." This will bring up "Embed." Copy the code and paste it into the text box under Widget "Other.")

...add a line.
1) In "Edit" mode, click on the line button (it is to the right of the bullet button).

Discussion and comments: How to...

...leave a discussion post for a page.
1) On every page, you can leave a discussion thread.
2) Click on "Add Discussion" at the bottom of the relevant page.
3) If you wish to be notified if there are replies to this thread, click "Monitor this topic."
4) Click "Post."

...reply to a discussion post.
1) Click on the thread to read it and/or reply.
2) Enter a reply.
3) If you wish to be notified if there are replies to this thread, click "Monitor this topic."
4) Click "Post."

...leave a comment on a word, phrase, section. This is similar to the Comments function in Word.
1) In "Edit" mode, highlight desired section.
2) Click on "Comment" in menu bar.
3) Type in the box that pops up.
4) Click "Save" on menu bar.

...read comments on the page.
1) On every page, there will be a menu of options in the upper right-hand of the white space. One of these is a yellow dialogue bubble. It will not be clickable if there are no comments.
2) Click on the button. The comments will appear.
3) To get rid of the comments, click on the Comments button again.

Revision history: How to...

...view the revision history of an individual page.
1) On every page, there will be a menu of options in the upper right-hand of the white space. One of these is a clock with a number it.
2) Click on the button.

...revert to a previous version.
1) Repeat 1-2 from previous instructions.
2) Click on the link to the date/time of the version to which you wish to revert.
3) Click "Revert to This Version" (next to a green arrow).

...compare previous versions.
1) Repeat 1-2 from previous instructions.
2) Click "Select" next to the two versions you wish to compare.

Recent changes: How to...

...view the recent changes to the entire wiki (and who made them).
1) On the right-hand navigation (contents) bar, click on “Recent Changes."
2) To see Discussion Messages or other activity, be sure to click that box at the top of the page.

Notifications: How to...

...receive notifications of edits or discussion posts on a specific page.
1) Go to page.
2) On every page, there will be a menu of options in the upper right-hand of the white space. One of these is an ellipsis (...). Click it.
3) Click "Notify."
4) Follow instructions.