User talk:Riacale

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Hi, thanks for using the UBC Wiki. I noticed that you created a page today called "Documentation/Wimba_Voice_Tools" I moved that page over to the documentation section by changing the forward slash to a colon. The new page is located at Documentation:Wimba_Voice_Tools. More information about adding pages to the Documentation space can be found at the documentation homepage.

I also noticed that you had set up a DPL command that wasn't working. I changed it so that it would list all pages (including subpages) in the Documentation space that had the word Wimba in the title. Please let me know if you have any questions. You can drop me a note on my user talk page. Will (User:WikiAdministrator)

Hi Z! How's the ankle?



Hi Zack,

I renamed the Wordpress Documentation pages to have a capital P by using the move function and then tweaking the dpl to match the new titles. Please let me know if that works or if can do anything else.

Best, Will - WikiAdministrator 21:55, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi Zack,

I'm not able to replicate any errors from my end - could you send me the pdf file you were trying to upload? Occasionally, I've seen trouble with pdf's if the file is partially corrupt but it might also have to do with how the file is being renamed when it gets uploaded. If you could send me the file, I'll take a closer look at it.

Thanks - Will WikiAdministrator 18:42, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Zack,

I fixed the dpl issue on the Respondus Quiz page. The error was due to the word Respondus being misspelled in the "Titlematch" string on the first line of the dpl.


Will - WikiAdministrator 20:31, 21 October 2010 (UTC)


Hi Zack,

I'm thinking about moving your new page (FNHL_Introduction_to_Social_Web_Tools) to the Course: namespace but wanted to check in with you before hand. Is that page being created as part of a course? Cheers,

Will - WikiAdministrator 19:03, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Zack,
Sorry for my slow reply. For presentations, there are a couple of different strategies that seem to work well. If it is just something you are doing for a limited audience, you can move them as a subpage of your username (ex - User:WikiAdministrator/Open_Access_Talk) or you can move it to the sandbox (which can be thought of as a personal workspace and where anything goes). If the presentation is something that you think would be beneficial to the broader UBC community, it should be in the mainspace of the wiki with a sentence or two introduction to give that page some context (i.e. something like "the following presentation on Social Media tools was presented to the First Nations House of Learning on x date by x person.").
Please let me know if that makes sense or if I can provide further info.
Will - WikiAdministrator 19:20, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Hi Zack
Great - I'm glad that works. Sorry about the vagueness in the mainspace comment - I was just writing in shorthand, although I agree that we need to better describe the criteria for that space. The more official description is "The main space, or root, of this wiki is reserved for articles relating to UBC. It is primarily a community area for knowledge sharing about all aspects of the University. Mainspace pages should include introductions to provide context about how the topic of the article relates to UBC." I've been trying to push the idea that this is primarily a community space where no one "owns" any article and everyone is encouraged to edit every page. If you have any thoughts on how to tighten this up, I'd love to hear it.
Cheers - Will, WikiAdministrator 21:15, 23 November 2010 (UTC) (cross posted, etc)


Thread titleRepliesLast modified
WOrkshop Questions218:09, 5 September 2012
Featured Article222:42, 31 May 2011
Stubs517:45, 28 April 2011

WOrkshop Questions

My question is about clickers....

ZackLee (talk)18:08, 5 September 2012


ZackLee (talk)18:09, 5 September 2012

Hello there!

ZackLee (talk)18:09, 5 September 2012

Featured Article

Hi Zack,

I've added a blurb about T&L Portal to the Featured Article space on the homepage of the wiki. Can you let me know if the blurb works for you or if you would like me to change it? I'm cross posting this message on Lydia's talk page as well.


Will - WikiAdministrator21:59, 31 May 2011

It looks fine to me! Thanks!

Riacale22:13, 31 May 2011

Hi Zack,

I really like the stub template you created. One note, I think you might have more success in helping people fill out stubs if the purpose of the page is a bit more explicit - otherwise users probably won't be sure what the page is about and will thus not add to it or engage with it. For example, your new page Questioning is pretty vague and as a random user, I'm not sure what info I should or could add to iti. You can make it easier for users through a more specific title (something like "Resources for Active Classroom Questioning") or by having an intro sentence or paragraph that explains the page (something like "Creating good classroom questions is an important part of successful active learning. This page lists resources and tools for learning more about this topic" ) or by both.

I think that the more specific a page is, the easier it will be for users to understand and to add appropriate content to build it out. Anyway, let me know if that makes sense.


-Will, WikiAdministrator18:57, 29 March 2011

Hi Zack,

I just wanted to follow up on this comment. I just dropped a related note to Lydia and realized that it might be better to centralize this conversation. My note to Lydia is on her user talk page - User_talk:LydiaJones.



-Will, WikiAdministrator19:02, 8 April 2011

Hi Will,

Thanks for following-up. Yep, you're right about the title. I just hesitated putting in a new one since I really didn't know what part of "Questioning" was going to be discussed in the resources I picked-up (they were in an envelope). Nevertheless, I'll change it soon when I'm finished reading them.

- Z

Riacale18:01, 11 April 2011

No problem - let me know if I can help out with anything.

-Will, WikiAdministrator18:10, 11 April 2011

Hi Zack,

I just wanted to drop a note saying that I think Teaching and Learning portal is looking really good. Let me know if I can do anything to help. I'd also be curious to hear if you get any feedback or "outside" interest in the project.


-Will, WikiAdministrator16:57, 28 April 2011

Thanks Will! Don't worry, I'll definitely come to you with lots of questions. We haven't actually started inviting people yet but we've actually asked some of the Instructional Skills Workshop facilitators to share their lesson plans with us. We've come to the conclusion that there are two sides to this project.

  1. The content pages on certain teaching and learning topics
  2. The lesson plans on how to teach these topics during ISWs.

We're also slowly developing a couple of content pages to show as examples on what we want to achieve. Again, it's slow but it's getting there.

Any feedback from you or other folks you might know is more than welcome!

- Z

Riacale17:45, 28 April 2011