Documentation:MediaWiki Basics/Learning Activities/Intermediate

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Going Further with UBCWiki

You already have a wiki page and you know how to use it! But are you using all of the features of the wiki to their best advantage? If not, we're offering up some learning activities to help you take your wiki pages to the next level. Learn what's possible and explore the resources you'll need to help you complete each exercise. These is a self guided exercise, but if you get stuck, contact the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

Your Resources

These are the resources you'll need to refer to in setting up your page and doing the activities:

Exercises

Learn About Namespaces

Resources

Activities

  • Consider why or why not your wiki page should be moved to a namespace
  • move it if it fits the criteria

Include Some Media

Resources

Activities

  • insert an image (photo)from a link.
  • insert an image (from an upload)
  • embed a flash based object (or CC licensed slide deck from Slideshare)
  • embed an image as a thumbnail in page
  • give your embedded thumbnail a caption
  • embed a video from YouTube
  • experiment with other media if you have time

Create Subpages

Resources

Activities

  • create two subpages
  • create links on your parent page to the subpages using the dynamic page list.

Add to Your Watchlist

Resources

Activities

  • add your page to your watchlist
  • add another page to your watchlist

Add a Table

Resources

Activities

  • think about some content you would like to represent as a table on your page - sketch it out.
  • create a table on your page

Include References and Footnotes

Resources

Activities

  • add 2 references to your page
  • add 2 footnotes