Navigating Wikispaces In Online Connections

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This tutorial illustrates how to navigate wikispaces (signing in, editing pages, contributing to discussions, etc.) I created this as an instructional tool for my Online Connections course.

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Navigating Wikispaces In Online Connections

  1. 1. Navigating Wikispaces in “Online Connections” A Picture Tutorial
  2. 2. Wikispaces Tutorial
  3. 3. Why use wikis? http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english
  4. 4. An Exercise of 21 st Century Skills <ul><li>Collective Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation, </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriation </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Signing In
  6. 6. Sign In To Wikispaces
  7. 7. Sign In To Wikispaces Use the user name and password you were assigned.
  8. 8. Editing Pages
  9. 9. Click Edit This Page
  10. 10. The Editing Toolbar Will Appear
  11. 11. Basic Editing Functions <ul><li>Bold </li></ul><ul><li>Italicize </li></ul><ul><li>Underline </li></ul><ul><li>Font Size </li></ul><ul><li>Numbered List </li></ul><ul><li>Bulleted List </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Horizontal Line </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Hyperlink (URL) </li></ul><ul><li>Remove Hyperlink (URL) </li></ul>1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  12. 12. Inserting Images and Documents <ul><li>Click on the Tree icon </li></ul><ul><li>Click Browse to locate your document and Upload to add it to the wiki server </li></ul><ul><li>Select if you want the document to be inserted as a file icon or as a hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Place your mouse on the page where you want your document to appear </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on the document’s icon on the menu </li></ul>1 2 3 5
  13. 13. Inserting Dynamic HTML - Widgets <ul><li>Click on the TV icon </li></ul><ul><li>Select the icon that corresponds to the widget type you are inserting. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you do not see your widget vendor list, click Other. If you cannot find an appropriate icon, select Other HTML. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paste the Embed HTML code from your widget into the text field and click Save. ( see next slide for image ) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Inserting Dynamic HTML - Widgets
  15. 15. Explaining and Tagging Page Edits <ul><li>When you edit a page, you should complete the following two items (located on the bottom of your edit screen) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: short sentence or phrase to summarize what and why you edited the page (e.g. corrected spelling, inserted rubric, uploaded group product, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags: several keywords that indicate the nature/topic of your edits (e.g. Teaching The Tools, Class Contract, Podcast, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Saving Page Edits <ul><li>After you have completed your edits, notes, and tags, click Save. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Discussion Board Reading, Creating, and Replying to Discussion Topics
  18. 18. Open the Discussion Tab
  19. 19. Creating Discussion Topics
  20. 20. Click on a Topic to Open It
  21. 21. Replying to a Discussion Topic
  22. 22. Congratulations! Now you are ready to get started with Wikispaces.

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