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1 Wikispaces 101 Training Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework May 30, :00 - 5:00pm EDT 1

2 2 Text Tables Linking Formatting Text Structuring Text Linking to Wiki Pages Linking to External Web Pages Additional Linking Information Pages 1 Adding Pages Editing Pages Widgets Tabs 7 8 Table of Contents Discussion Tab History Tab Notify Me Tab Images 6 Embedding and Editing Images Files 5 Uploading Files to Wiki Linking to Files Inserting Tables Agenda Q&A/ Key Resources 9

3 What is a Wiki? Meaning of the name: Wiki is Hawaiian for fast. A wiki is practically the simplest form of a database. A wiki is a website that allows the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a text editor or simplified markup language (Wikitext). Wikis are typically powered by wiki software (Wikispaces) and are often used to create collaborative wiki websites. 3

4 Adding Pages 1.To add a page, click on the New Page in the left- hand menu. You will be prompted to Make a New Page 2.Type your pages name 3.Click Create A new page will appear 4.Once you have entered your content, click Save to ensure your page is actually created 4 Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

5 Editing Pages 5 1.Click Edit in the top right-hand corner of your screen Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

6 Editing Pages (con.) 6 2.Utilize the toolbar to format and structure your content 3.Directly enter/edit your content in the Visual Editor box Although possible, you are advised not to copy and paste content from other text editors as the formatting does not always properly transfer 4.As you scroll up/down, the toolbar remains at the top of the editor Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

7 Formatting Text 7 1.Use the toolbar to format your text (bold, italicize, underline) 2.Click the button to change your texts color and style 3.Click on the arrow next to Normal to apply a heading to your text Note: If you are seeking to adjust the size of your text, use the button instead, as headings are used in table of contents. Tip: Do not copy and paste text directly from MS Word into Wiki as formatting will not be retained, and vice versa. Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

8 Structuring Text 8 1.Use the toolbar to structure your text Click the button to create a numerical list Click the button to create a bulleted list Click the button to insert a page divider 2.Tables will be covered on the next slide Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

9 Tables 9 1.Click Table in the toolbar 2.Define size and click Insert Table 3.To add Rows/ Columns: Click in an adjacent row/column (temporarily highlighted in gray). A drop-down menu will appear Click Row or Column Click Add Row or Add Column Click Add Above or Add Below 4.You can also change the alignment of cells, rows or columns Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

10 Linking to Wiki Pages 10 1.Click Link in the toolbar 2.Type the Page Name As you start typing, Wikispaces will attempt to auto-complete your entry 3.Type the exact name of the page Green Check = Wiki page exists Warning Sign = Wiki page mistyped 4.Enter the Link Text you want to appear on the Wiki page itself 5.Click Add Link Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

11 Linking to External Web Pages 11 1.Click Link in the toolbar 2.Click External Link 3.Enter the Link Text you want to appear on the Wiki page itself 4.Enter the hyperlink to the external web page in the Address box Note: You can enter addresses here as well 5.Click Add Link Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

12 Additional Linking Information A.How to Change a Link: 1.Click on the hyper-linked text 2.A link toolbar appears below 3.Click on Change B.Linking Text: 1.Highlight the text that you would like to link Purpose: To link text that is already entered into the Wiki page 2.Click the Link button 3.Continue forward as you would normally link to a Wiki page 12 Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

13 Uploading Files to Wikispaces 13 1.Click File in the toolbar 2.Click Upload Files 3.Navigate to the folder which contains your files 4.Select the file you would like to upload 5.Click Open Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

14 Linking to Files 14 1.Click File in the toolbar 2.Make sure to Upload Files (previous slide) 3.Select My Recent Uploads 4.Select Link to File 5.Click on the file itself 6.To rename the file on the Wiki page, click on the link 7.Then click Change 8.Rename the Link Text 9.Click on Add Link Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

15 Embedding and Editing Images 15 1.Click File in the toolbar 2.Make sure to Upload Files 3.Select My Recent Uploads 4.Select Embed File 5.Click on the file to embed it 6.Click on the image in the editor 7.Click here to Align the image 8.Click here to adjust the Size 9.Click here to Add Link If you want your image to take the user to another link Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

16 Widgets 16 1.Click Widget in the toolbar 2.Select a widget provided by Wikispaces – a set of instructions will be provided to utilize each widget 3.You may embed other application into Wiki pages by entering their HMTL code – Wikispaces offers a list of compatible applications along with instructions for how to embed them Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

17 Widget Example: Inserting a Table of Contents 17 1.Click in the top-left most corner of the Wiki editor 2.Click Widget in the toolbar 3.Select Wikispaces 4.Select Table of Contents 5.Click Embed Table of Contents 6.We advise you not to use theFlat Table of Contents option 7.Your widget will appear in the top-right corner of the editor Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

18 Discussion Tab 18 1.Click on the Discussion tab 2.Select a discussion thread you would like to view or respond to 3.How to start a new thread: A.Click + New Post B.Enter the Subject C.Enter the post as the Message D.Check Monitor this topic to receive notifications E.Click Post 4.You can share a specific discussion by right-clicking on the title and copying the link Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

19 History Tab 19 1.Click on the History tab 2.View a past version of the page by clicking on the Date itself 3.How to compare pages: A.Click select next to the first page B.Click reset if you selected the incorrect version to compare C.If not, click compare next to the other version you wish to compare 4.This compares all changes between the two versions 5.Green Highlight = Inserted Red Highlight = Deleted 6.Click here to Review Changes one by one Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

20 Notify Me Tab 20 1.Click on the Notify Me tab 2. Notifications: A.Select to receive notifications for Page Edits and/or Page Discussions B.Click Update 3.You may also subscribe to RSS Feeds for Page Edits and/or Page Discussions Note: These apply only for Page-wide Changes Pages TextTablesLinkingFilesImagesWidgetsTabs

21 Questions? 21 Question and Answer Session Key Links If you entered a page name incorrectly, please in order to rename the For additional information regarding Wikispaces, For the Standards and Interoperability Framework Wiki Site,


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