How to create a wiki using Wikispaces

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How to create a wiki using Wikispaces

  1. 1. How to create a wiki using Wikispaces By Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.za
  2. 2. Ask Google/Bing for wikispaces Choose Wikispaces - for Educators
  3. 3. Click on Start your wiki Choose Start your wiki
  4. 4. Make sure you have thought about your wiki name This is your internet address that reflects your type of wiki You will use the same username for all your wikis. Mine is‘fionabeal’ for instance
  5. 5. So in my case… This is your internet address that reflects your type of wiki I always choose the ‘protected’ option so that the wiki can be seen by others Choose this as you get extra features free as a teacher Check this box here and then press create
  6. 6. This is how it will open up! Note that the navigation bar is on the right. We want to change that to make it look more like a website, so click on ‘Manage wiki’.
  7. 7. This is the page where you change your settings Now click on ‘Look and feel’
  8. 8. Go to ‘Themes and colours’ Choose ‘themes and colours’
  9. 9. Make your choices I chose this one. Once youhave made yourchoice there aresome gorgeous colours – notreflected on this page
  10. 10. Here are the colour choices for this theme Make your choice!
  11. 11. Add some writing about the type of wiki you have chosen Edit is the important button from now on! Click on here to be able to write on this page
  12. 12. Write a short paragraph about your wiki and press Save Do your first bit of writing – we can remove it later. Then press Save. 2 1
  13. 13. Our wiki is ready for next week’s lesson!
  14. 14. See you next week!

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