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How To Set Up A Wiki Site (Updated)

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Basic start up instructions for teachers

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  • 1. With Wikispaces
    How to set up a Wiki site
    Written by Jacqui Sharp
    Updated September
    2009
    http://sharpjacqui.blogspot.com
    http://jacquisharp.blogspot.com
  • 2. Register a Teacher Account
    http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
    Type in a Username
    Type in a Password
    Type in your Email Address
    Type in a name for your wikispaces address with no spaces
    Click on Protected
    Click in the box to verify that this space will be used for educational purposes
    Click Join
  • 3. The editing page: Visual editor
    Click on Edit
    Type in your post
    Highlight the text and change the Font, size and style by clicking on
    Bold
    Italic
    Underline
    Colour of text
    Bullets
  • 4. Click the Edit button
    Click where you would like to place the image
    Click on the Image button
    Click on Upload Files Tab
    Click on the Browse button, navigate to the file you want to upload
    Click Upload
    Adding Images
  • 5. Adding images
    Double click the image to be inserted
    Select Alignment, of either None, Left, Right or Centre
    Alter the size if necessary by clicking on the - + buttons
    Add a caption
    Click Save on the page when finished
  • 6. Click on New Page
    Type in a name for your new page
    Click Create
    Delete the Typing
    New Page
  • 7. Hyperlink to websites
    Copy the Internet address that you are going to link to from the website it came from
    Highlight the text on the wiki that is going to be hyperlinked to a website
    Click on the Hyperlink button
    Click on the External Link address tab, Paste the internet address into the address box
    Click Add Link
    The new link will behighlighted
  • 8. Hyperlink to another Wiki page
    Highlight text that is going to be hyperlinked to another wiki page
    Click on the Hyperlink button
    Click on Wiki Link tab
    Click on Choose an existing page, choose a page from the drop down menu
    Click Add Link
    The new link will be highlightedand when clicked will open to the new Wiki page
  • 9. Adding a Table
    Click on the Table button
    Type in the number of columns and rows
    Click on Insert Table
    The table will appear
    Type in information and/or add graphics
    Add more rows or columns by clicking in the cell of your choice and then click on the small table icon next to the table
    Click on the More Options arrow next to each choice
  • 10. Insert a movie
    Click on the Widgets button
    Click on Other HTML
    Copy the code from the embed box in You tube and pasteinto the box here
    Click Save
  • 11. Embed other items
    Click on the Widgets button
    Click on Other HTML
    Paste the code and click Save
    Examples of other items
  • 12. Change look and feel
    Click on Manage Wiki
    Click on Look and Feel
    Change your theme by clicking onChange or make a new theme
    Choose a Pre made theme
    Click Apply
  • 13. Change look and feel
    Change your Colours of your Wiki Page
    Click on a colour box
    Select a colour from the colour wheel
    Click on Save when finished all colour boxes
  • 14. Change the Logo
    Click on Manage Wiki
    Click on Look and Feel
    Click on Browsein Logo to replace the Wiki logo
    Navigate to the picture of your choice in your computer
    Click Open and Save
  • 15. Editing your navigation Panel
    The Navigation Panel is where your Home button is
    By default your pages are added to the Navigation panel as you make them so they are not in any particular order
    If you want to organise them into headings then you will need to delete the ‘Include PageList’ widget
    Click on which is at the bottom of the Navigation panel click on press Deleteon the keyboard
    Type in a list of all of the pages, highlight each name and link it to its appropriate page by clicking on the Hyperlink button on the toolbar
    Click Add Link
    Your Pages will appear in the Navigation panelas you have listed them
  • 16. Editing your navigation Panel
    The Navigation Panel is where your Home button is
    Widgets can be added to your Navigation Panel
    Click on ‘edit navigation’ at the bottom of the Navigation Panel
    Use the Widgets button through the Other HTML to insert page counters etc into the Navigation Panel, click Save
    The widgets will appear as ‘Other Widget’ blocks inthe Editorpage
  • 17. Create a Table of Contents
    Table of Contents are particularly useful when you have a large amount of information on one page. You can create links that will jump to different sections.
    Click on the Widgets button
    Click on Wikispaces
    Click on Table of Contents
    Click on Embed Table of Contents
    Any links that need to be added to a Table of Contents have to be highlighted and changed to a Heading style, they will automatically be added to the Table of Contents