Campus Pack Wikis Handout

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  • 1. Campus Pack Wikis  Fall 2010               Learning Technologies Institute  University of Maryland College Park  Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland
  • 2. Table of Contents  Introduction to Wikis ............................................................................................................. 1  Adding a New Wiki for an ELMS Course Space .................................................................. 1  Creating a blank wiki ........................................................................................................ 1 Building a Wiki Site Based On a Template. ...................................................................... 2 Adding Content to a Wiki Site .............................................................................................. 3  Managing a Wiki Site ........................................................................................................... 3  Setting Permissions .......................................................................................................... 3 Sharing a Wiki with Users Outside Your Institute ............................................................. 4 Modifying Settings ............................................................................................................ 5 Monitoring Wiki Participation ............................................................................................ 5 Exporting a Wiki Site ............................................................................................................ 6  Subscribing to a Wiki ........................................................................................................... 7  Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland   
  • 3. Introduction to WikisThis document provides basic instructions on how to create, manage and edit Campus PackWiks in an ELMS course space.A wiki is a website composed of one or more pages that allows people to add and editcontent collectively. Wikis pages are "non-hierarchical" and the information is presented in afree flowing or hyperlinked organization, instead of chronological (like a blog). A wiki starts offwith the homepage. New pages can be added at any time and also can be linked togetherhierarchically. Instructors tend to use wikis as a location for a group/team to do a sharedproject or as a website for presentation.Adding a New Wiki for an ELMS Course Space 1. Enter an ELMS course space. 2. In a content area, switch to Edit Mode. 3. From Select drop-down menu, select Campus Pack Wiki. 4. On the Campus Pack - Create New or Linked Wiki page, select the New option to create a new wiki. 5. Click the Submit button. 6. The Add Content page opens. 7. Do one of the following to add a new wiki site. Creating a Blank Wiki 1) Click the Wiki to create a new blank Wiki site. 2) Enter the Title and Description (optional) along with grading information if the wiki is a graded assignment. Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland   
  • 4. 3) Click the Create Wiki button.Building a Wiki Site Based On a TemplateCampus Pack comes with variety of options for site templates. Faculty can reusethose templates to create custom assignments, grading rubrics and other contentitems in the wiki. 1) Choose a template, for example, the Sample Group Project Template by clicking the template name. 2) Enter the Title and Description (optional) along with grading information if the wiki is a graded assignment. A column will be automatically created in Grade Center for a graded wiki. 3) Click the Create button. 4) Each template comes with several default pages for faculty to customize instead of a blank wiki. Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland   
  • 5. Adding Content to a Wiki Site 1. Click Add New Page button to add a new page to a wiki site. If you build the wiki based on a template, click Edit button on the homepage to edit the content. 2. Give the new page a title. 3. The text editor opens. Campus Pack includes a fully-featured WYSIWYG text editor for you to add text, hyperlinks, images, and embedded media and upload files. Tip: hovering the cursor over each item will display the item name on the screen. 4. Add content in the text editor, and then click Save to save the content. Click Save & Exit to go back to the homepage.Managing a Wiki SiteSetting PermissionsPermissions can be set for the content access of the wiki, as well as for the widgets accesswhich include comments and tags.Permissions can be set for Viewers, Authors, and Owners of a wiki.Viewers can read the wiki, but cant participate.Authors can make new pages and edit content. Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland   
  • 6. Owners have complete control over the wiki. 1. Click the Permissions link on the top of a wiki page. 2. By default, all students in the course are assigned the roles of viewer and author. All course builders, TAs and instructors are assigned the owner permissions. To modify the default permissions, click Modify link to the right to change the permissions for each role. 3. All course users will be displayed. Move people with whom you want to share this wiki for each role to the right column. All changes are automatically saved. 4. You can create custom roles with any of the permissions by clicking the Create a Custom Role button.Sharing a Wiki with Users Outside Your Institute 1. Click the Permissions >> Modify. Then select Everybody in the world from the left column. 2. Click Add button. Your change is automatically saved. Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland   
  • 7. 3. Send the user the wiki URL. The URL is intact with the wiki name. To get the wiki URL, point your mouse on the wiki name, then right-click. 4. Select Properties from the drop-down menu. Copy the link location.Modifying SettingsThe “Settings” link on the top of wiki page enables you to change the wiki title or modify theappearance for the wiki site by choosing a different theme for the wiki site.Monitoring Wiki ParticipationYou are able to access participant contributions to a wiki , see change history for any pageand compare versions of the pages. 1. Click the Assessment link on the top of a wiki page. Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland   
  • 8. 2. On the Activity Summary page, click a participant name. 3. Click Evaluate Participant button to review the participation detail. 4. On the Activity Summary page for a participant, select a page name. 5. Click the Page History button to view page versions. 6. To compare versions, select a version from the drop-down arrow for the Compare to field. 7. Then click Compare button. 8. To restore to a previous version, go back to the Page History page. 9. Click the version you want to restore first, then click Restore button.Exporting a Wiki SiteYou are able to export a wiki site as a .zip file and save it to your local machine. The zip filecontains all pages in the wiki site in html format. 1. Click Export button on a wiki page in the site. 2. On the Export Wiki page, choose if you want to include tags or comments in the export. 3. Click Export. 4. Your export is being created as a .zip file. Click Ok. Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland   
  • 9. 5. Go back to the homepage. On the top of the page, click Alerts. 6. Click Export ready (Wiki) from the drop down menu. 7. Click the .zip file link to download it to your local machine. Once the file has been saved, the .zip file can be deleted by clicking the Delete button.Subscribing to a WikiUsers can subscribe to a wiki using a feed aggregator. Only wiki site that is shared toEverybody in the world can be subscribed by users. Users can subscribe to a wiki byclicking the RSS button on the homepage.For additional questions on how to use Campus Pack Wikis, email learningtools@umd.edu. Copyright © Office of Information Technology, University of Maryland