Documentation:FNH Wiki Training

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Courses

  • FNH 200
  • LFS 350 -working with community partners
  • APBI 200 -Collaboration among teaching faculties
  • APBI 402 -support experiential learning in the communities

Resources

UBC Wiki Tour

This screencast provides a quick introduction and tour of the wiki.

Wiki Spaces

Organizing Your Content

The UBC Wiki is organized into different collections to accommodate different needs:

Main
The root of the wiki is primarily a community area for knowledge sharing about all aspects of the University. Users are encouraged to add to or edit any page in the main space.
  • No prefix
  • You cannot add subpages in Main space.
Course
Course-based content or activities should go into the Course space. See Using the UBC Wiki for Course Work for more information on how to add pages to this space.
  • Prefix: Course:
Documentation
The Documentation space is provided for documentation, support guides, technical manuals, and other similar content. Here is an example of how it can be used.
  • Prefix: Documentation:
Sandbox
The Sandbox is a place to play, experiment, and to use the UBC Wiki as a personal and collaborative workspace. The Sandbox is your notebook and you can use it how you wish!
  • Prefix: Sandbox:

Getting Started with UBCWiki

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

Your Resources

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

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?

You can use this planning document as a tool for helping you think about your wiki project.

Exercises - Beginner

Create A Wiki Page

Resources

Activities

  • Go to the Sandbox
  • Create a page
  • Add a bit of text just to start the page and save it.
  • Switch to wiki text mode, and then switch back to visual editor mode.

Move or Rename Your Page

Resources

Activity

  • Give your page a different name

Create Some Headings

Resources

Activities

  • Add at least 4 level 2 headings (to create a table of contents)
  • Add at least one level 3 heading under each level 2 heading

Add Some Links

Resources

Activities

  • create an internal link (to someone else's wiki page)
  • create an external link
  • rename a link using a pipe

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

Define a Category

Resources

Activities

  • think of a category that your page may fit within
  • add the category to your page

Add to Your Watchlist

Resources

Activities

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

Edit an already existing page on the Wiki

Resources:

Activities

  • add a sentence to an already existing page on the UBC Wiki
  • using the page history tab, undo the the changes you made to that page

Note: Consider setting up your user profile: This helps identify you on Talk pages.


Exercises - 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

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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

Include References and Footnotes

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Activities

  • add 2 references to your page
  • add 2 footnotes

Exercise - Advanced

You're authoring content on the wiki but now you need to keep it organized and publish it out in a variety of ways. 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

View the Printable Version of a Page

  • create or find an already existing page for your use in this exercise.
  • once you have a page, view the printable version of that page.

Create a PDF

  • save your page as a pdf.

Create a WikiBook

  • find 5 to 10 pages that you would like to combine into a single document
  • open the book tool and add or pages to the book
  • organize your book into two chapters
  • give your book a title and a subtitle
  • save your book as a pdf

Create a Quiz

  • Create 3 quiz questions with variety of question types (for ex: multiple choice, numeric response,short answer.. )
  • Add an image or a video to the quiz

Dynamic Page List (DPL)

  • choose a category with at least three pages on the UBC Wiki.
  • on your Sandbox page, create a DPL that lists all the pages in that category
  • include subpages
  • limit the list to only pages in the Course namespace
  • use DPL to list create an index for the subpages you created in the previous exercise

Transclusions & Template Basics

  • create a new page in the sandbox
  • transclude the content from a different, pre-existing page on the UBC Wiki into your new page
  • take a look at the basic template at Template:Infobox_Mainspace or the slightly more complex course template at:Template:Infobox_Course
  • copy the code into your page and populate it with some of your information.

Embed a wiki page

  • Embed a wiki page to your choice of your space (WordPress, Canvas, Drupal, LibGuide..)