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An Introduction To Pbworks

  1. 1. An introduction to Pbworks Dr. Sam Chu Assistant Professor Division of Information & Technology Studies Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  2. 2. Introduction to Pbworks <ul><li>Pbworks ( http://pbworks.com ) is a wiki website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor. </li></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  3. 3. Login Centre for Information Technology in Education Login using your pbworks account or the below account: Login: qefpblsh Password: qefpbl2010
  4. 4. Introduction to the FrontPage Centre for Information Technology in Education
  5. 5. Creating pages <ul><li>Clicking the &quot;Create a Page&quot; Link </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the upper right corner of your workspace, you'll see a link to create a page.  Click on this link. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You'll then see a form which lets you input the title of the new page, and select a template to use.  Make the appropriate selections, and click &quot;Create Page.&quot;   </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  6. 6. Creating pages <ul><li>Creating a page in the Pages & Files manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the Pages & Files manager, click the &quot;New&quot; button. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select &quot;Create a page...&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter the title of the page and make the appropriate selections. Click &quot;Create Page.&quot;   </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  7. 7. Organizing your pages into folders <ul><li>Create a folder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the Pages & Files manager, click the &quot;New&quot; button, then click “Create a folder”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or you can simply click “add” to create a new folder. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rename the folder </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  8. 8. Organizing your pages into folders <ul><li>Put a page in a folder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The fastest way to put a page in a folder is to click and drag pages into their folders. Just check the boxes of the pages or files you wish to move and drag them into the correct folder. </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  9. 9. Uploading files <ul><li>Upload files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the &quot;Upload files&quot; link in the upper right corner of your workspace page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the files page, click the &quot;Upload files&quot; button. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the file you'd like to upload. If you'd like to upload multiple files, please hold down the CTRL key (to add a file to the list of selected files) or the SHIFT key (to select a range of files) when choosing files from your computer. </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  10. 10. Editing a page <ul><li>To edit a page on your workspace, simply click the &quot;Edit&quot; tab at the top left of your screen or hit the &quot;ctrl + e&quot; key on your keyboard. Make your edits and then click &quot;Save&quot; to finalize and publish those changes. </li></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  11. 11. Editing a page <ul><li>Add a link </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight a word you wish to use as the link to the page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the “Insert/Edit Link” tool in the toolbar (see image below). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the “Link Type” you want to add. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click &quot;OK&quot; to insert the link. </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  12. 12. Editing a page <ul><li>Another way to add a link </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You may also add a link by clicking the pages or the files on the “Insert links” sidebar. </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  13. 13. Editing a page <ul><li>Add a PowerPoint slideshow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You need to create an account at Slideshare and upload your slideshow first. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>While viewing the Slideshow, the embed code is available in the Embed field. Click on this embed field and press Ctrl+C to copy. </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  14. 14. Editing a page <ul><li>Add a PowerPoint slideshow (con’t) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the &quot;Insert Plugin&quot; button. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose, &quot;PowerPoint slideshow&quot; from the Office Applications category. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paste in your embed code into the box provided. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click Preview, and then OK. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ref. http:// usermanual.pbworks.com /PowerPoint-slideshow </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  15. 15. Track changes <ul><li>To see the older versions of a page: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In a page, click “Page history” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the pages you want to compare, then click “Compare”. </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  16. 16. Additional information <ul><li>Other important knowledge about Pbworks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a workspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tutorials for Pbworks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBworks User Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30-second training videos </li></ul></ul>Centre for Information Technology in Education
  17. 17. The End

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