Documentation:LFS Wiki Training

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Course and Project Examples

  • FNH 200 - Wiki as course resources
  • APBI 200 - Bonus Assignments
  • MFD: Multilingual Forestry Dictionary
  • GEOG352: Mapping Tool
  • FRST370: Open Case Studies
  • MER: Math Exam Resource Wiki
  • FIB: Fundamentals of Injury Biomechanics Open Textbook

Getting Started with the UBC Wiki

Sometimes, the best way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and just do it! We're offering up some learning activities and the resources you'll need to help you complete each one. These is a self guided exercise, but if you get stuck, contact the UBC Wiki support

Planning Your Wiki Pages

If you already have a specific wiki project in mind, it can help plan out your wiki pages before you begin to edit the wiki. Some questions you might want to think about:

  • What is the purpose of your project?
  • Will you need multiple pages? How will they be organized?
  • How do your pages fit into the overall wiki?
  • How do you want people to use your pages?

Wiki Interface

  • Demo: namespaces, Editor and page options, Watchlist, Visual editor tour (Will)

Activity: Edit your user page

Add a sentence about yourself!


Additional Resources

Creating a New Page

  • Demo: How to Create a New Page, How to Save a Page, Page History, User Contributions (Rie)

Activity: Create a Sandbox Page

  1. Create a new sandbox page
  2. Add headings. And add some links. Adding a table.
  3. Hit save.


Renaming Your Page

  • Demo: How to rename or move a page (Will)

Activity: Rename Your Sandbox Page

  1. Choose a new name for your sandbox
  2. Rename your page


Adding Media to Your Page

Demo: How to add and format image through the editor, Upload Wizard, How to Add a Video (Rie)

Activity: Add an Image to your Wiki Page

  1. Use the visual editor to add an image to your page
  2. Put the image on the right side of the page


Additional Resources

Creating Subpages

Demo: Show subpages (Will)

Activity: Add a Subpage to your Wiki

  1. Create a new subpage
  2. Add a link to your subpage from your parent page


Add a Quiz to Your Page

Demo: How to add a quiz to the page (Rie)

Activity: Add a quiz to your page!

  1. Edit the page in wikitext mode
  2. Copy the code from the Adding a Quiz to add the quiz
  3. Personalize the quiz by modifying the code
  4. Hit save!


Borrow some formatting from another project

Demo: How to look at the wiki text of other pages (Will)

Activity: Add Tabs to Your Wiki Page

  • Go to FRST370
  • Switch to wikitext mode and copy and paste the code to your wiki pages

Additional Resources

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7 Things About Wikis

About the UBCWiki

Help and Support

Basic Formatting

Formatting Tables

Footnotes and References

Adding Images

Embedding Video

Embedding Slides

Adding a Sandbox Page

Renaming or Moving a Page

Upload a new version of a file

Sources for Open Images

Open Licenses

Attributing Open Licensed Material

Searching for Open Education Resources

Citing Resources in the Wiki

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