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The Beach

Page history last edited by Anita Brooks Kirkland 12 years, 5 months ago

Welcome to the CATC by the Water Wiki Beach. This is the place for you to learn a few things about working in a wiki.

 

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To play on this beach, you must be logged in to this wiki. CATC Camp facilitators should have a PBWorks account to work in this site. Facilitators are invited to play on the beach before camp starts.

 

CATC Campers should have an assigned login to work on this site. Interested campers can get their login at camp. There will be more information at Newstime, during camp.

 

Once you're on the beach, here are your tasks:

 

  • Create a page and give it a unique and meaningful name. Keep it short.
  • Enter some text on your page, and format it using the WYSIWYG editor
  • Add a link on your page to the FrontPage of this wiki
  • Add a link to another website
  • Add an image to your page. There are several images already uploaded to the wiki - you can see the list under the Images and files tab at the RH side of the page when you are in edit mode
  • Put your page in a folder. If you are a facilitator, put it in the folder named Gulls. If you are a camper, put your page in the folder named Starfish. This way of organizing pages is a good way for a teacher to organize students' pages into classes or groups, to facilitate easy navigation.

 

Be sure to save and save often! The tips below will help you with your task, and help you think how to manage a wiki with your students.


 

**Preparation is key! It is important to organize and plan how you want to present your wiki and how students will navigate and work within the wiki.

 

How to create a page:

  1. Click Create a page... (top right-hand side of the Front Page).
  2. Name your page by topic OR by student name (HINT: last name, first name makes it easier to find when evaluating.)
  3. Click  Save at the bottom of the Edit screen.
  4. To organize your pages: From the View screen, click on Put this page in a folder (right-hand side of page) and select the appropriate destination folder..

 

Remember to SAVE and save often!

 

How to create a folder:

  1. Click Create a folder... (right-hand side of the Front Page in the Navigator, just above the Side Bar).
  2. Name your folder by topic OR by class. This will allow students to click on Put this page in a folder (right-hand side of page) and select the appropriate destination folder when they create their own pages.

 

How to insert a link:

  1. Highlight the text that you want to link.
  2. Select link tool from the tool bar (between the undo icon and the insert table icon).
  3. From pop up screen, select the type of link you wish to make: to another PBwiki page in your wiki; to a folder in your wiki; directly to a URL or to an email address.
  4. Select the wiki page that you want to "jump" to.  This creates and active hyperlink.

 

Inserting a quick link to an existing wiki page:

  1. Put your cursor where you want the link.
  2. From the Insert links box on the RH side of the page, select the Pages tab.
  3. Click on the page you want to link to. Presto, the link will appear on your page - no fuss, no muss.

 

How to insert a picture:

  1. Find the Insert links pane on the RH side of the screen. Click on Images and files and browse to the image you want to insert.

  2. Position your cursor in the appropriate destination spot on your page.  
  3. Click on the image and it will be inserted into that spot.

 

How to insert a file (Word, PDF, MP3, whatever...):

  1. Find the Insert links pane on the RH side of the screen. Click on Images and files and browse to the file you want to insert.
  2. Position your cursor in the appropriate destination spot on your page.  
  3. Click on the file and a link will be inserted at that spot.

 

How to upload a picture or a file:

  1. Do not consider uploading an image unless you have the right to do so. As an educator, it is important that we model ethical behaviour. Use your own images, or images which you are sure you have license to use.
  2. Select the Upload Files link at the top RH corner of the page.
  3. Use the Browse button to locate the image or  on your computer.
  4. Click on the Upload button.
  5. Your image will be added to the Images and files page of the wiki. You can now add it to your page following the instructions above.

 

Rules for Wiki Use

This page provides some "helpful hints" to students when they are first confronted with working on a wiki.  These can be customized to match your classroom expectations.

 

Helpful hints:

 

Tip#1

When you create a wiki, as administrator, you are notified when any changes are made to the wiki.  This can be helpful when you want to "restore" a page that has been inadvertently edited by someone. When you 'invite' your users, you can designate that they do not receive these notifications. You do not want the users of the wiki to receive these notifications, however. 

 

DISABLING NOTIFICATIONS

If you are receiving emails about all changes made on this wiki, you need to disable notification. The creator of the wiki as the administrator will have disabled all notifications to you , but you can also find this in your Profile when you log in if you need to change it.

 

To change your notifcation, click on 'account' at the top right corner of the page (under your email address). Then click the tab called 'Home', and then Preferences has the notification information.

 

 Did I mention to SAVE and to save often?

 

Here are the instructions above in a printable PDF version, for your convenience.

CATC_Beach_Instructions.pdf

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