An Introduction to Wikispaces

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An Introduction to Wikispaces

  1. 1. Working with Wikispaces An introduction
  2. 2. What is a Wiki….? a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content. It also allows for linking among any number of pages and websites. It is easy to use and an effective tool for collaborative authoring.
  3. 3. Creating your Account http://www.wikispaces.com Fill in required info Leave #4 blank Click ‘Join’
  4. 4. Account Tips: Username: first name last initial ex: diannek Password: write it down! Email: one that works! Make a Space? NO ** Your username will be how the teacher credits you for your work.
  5. 5. Editing your page Click on ONLY ONE PERSON can edit a space at a time. You may want to cut and paste your work from MS Word and save right away. Use the discussion tab to communicate and discuss the page.
  6. 6. Discussing your work Click on the Discussion tab to post a message to your group. Reply or Post your own messages.
  7. 7. Inserting Files If you have a file (word doc, pdf, etc) that you want to add to your page… Click Click on the tree icon in the toolbar Click on , find the file on our computer and click on Place the cursor where you want the file link to go. Then double-click on the file to insert it.
  8. 8. Inserting Links If you have a website that you want to link to your page… Click on Highlight the text Click on the globe icon Choose external link Paste the weblink from another source. Click OK
  9. 9. Embedding HTML Code If you have HTML embed code from another website such as YouTube, Slide.com, VoiceThread, etc: Click on Click on the TV icon: Choose the category you want “Other HTML” works for ALL code Paste the embed code you copied from the other website. Click Save
  10. 10. Other Wikispace Links Just Click the links below to learn more about Wikispaces and editing: Wikispace Tutorial Tours Wikispace Help Wikis in Plain English Video
  11. 11. Thanks for Watching! Created by Dianne Krause, Wissahickon School District March 2008 Based on a Power Point created by Kristin Hokanson, Upper Merion Area School District

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