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Check out the navigation page for an explanation of the basic elements of the UBC Wiki page. The searching page provides help for finding information on the wiki.
Search to see whether someone has already written a similar page before you start one yourself. Click on Create a New Page under navigation on left sidebar and use the form for the proper namespace of your new page. If you search for a page that doesn't exist (using the search box and “Go” button on the left of the page) then you will be provided with a link to create the new page. Please note that you might have to sign in with your CWL before you can see the link. See the starting a new page article for other tips and methods.
Check out the editing, formatting, and linking pages for information and help on how to edit and format your UBC Wiki content. Please note that you might have to sign in with your CWL before you can edit the UBC Wiki.
The UBC wiki is organized into different spaces to accommodate different needs:
To add a page to Course or Documentation spaces, prefix the page name with the space name and a colon (either "Course:" or "Documentation:"), for example wiki.ubc.ca/Course:ABCD123. See Help:Namespaces for more information on how the UBC Wiki is organized.
The UBC Wiki is also organized by using categories and subpages.
See the Help Category for additional help documentation in other spaces of the wiki.
The Frequently Asked Questions page highlights common questions and provides tips and answers.
Sometimes, the best way to learn the wiki is from learning from other wiki pages. You can take a look at the example below:
More examples for wiki courses can be found here
More examples for documentation can be found here
MediaWiki is the software platform on which the UBC Wiki runs. Check out the MediaWiki documentation for more information and help on how to create and edit content on the UBC Wiki.
Much of the content of the UBC Wiki help pages came from the public domain user guide to MediaWiki.