Session 1: Explore

Play with your wiki



Take some time to explore the editing tools for your wiki.

Go to your wiki and do some of the following things:


Edit your home page.
Click "Edit this page".

The editing toolbar will appear.
Editing_Toolbar.jpg

Type some text.
Highlight the text and click 'B' in the toolbar to make it bold.
'I' = italic
'U' = underline

'T' allows you to format:
Font
Size
Text colour
Background colour

Alignment
Vertical position
Strikethrough

Click "Save" to save your changes.


Create a new page

  • Click "New Page" at the top of the Navigation panel.
  • Give your page a name.
  • Type something on your page.
  • Save.

A link to your page will automatically appear in your Navigation panel.


Add a link to your new page on your home page

  • Go to your home page.
  • Click "Edit this page"
  • Type "Here is my new page"
  • Highlight the text you have just typed.
  • Click the "Link" button in the editing toolbar.
  • Click "Choose an existing page" and select your new page.
  • Click "Add Link"
  • Save.


Add a link to a web page

  • Open a new tab and go to any web page.
  • Copy the URL of the web page.
  • Go back to your home page.
  • Click "Edit this page"
  • Type "Here is an interesting web site"
  • Highlight the text you have just typed.
  • Click the "Link" button in the editing toolbar.
  • Click "External Link".
  • Paste the URL you have copied.
  • Tick "New Window"
  • Click "Add Link"
  • Save.


Add an image

You will upload an image from your computer to your wiki.
  • Go to your home page.
  • Click "Edit this page"
  • Click the "File" button in the Toolbar.
  • Click "Upload Files" and find a file on your computer.
  • Click "Open".
  • When the image appears in the upload window, double click it to add it to your page.
  • Give it a caption.
  • Move it to the centre.
  • Save.


Add an image from a web site

  • Open a new tab and go to a website which has an image.
  • Right click on the image and select "Copy Image Location"
  • Go back to your page
  • Click "Edit this page"
  • Click the "File" button in the Toolbar.
  • Click "External Image" and paste the image location in the box and click "Load".
  • When a thumbnail of the image appears, double click on it.
  • Give it a caption.
  • Move it to the right.
  • Save.


Discussion

  • Go to the Session 3: Share page and open one of the wikis.
  • Click on the "Discussion" tab at the top.
  • Click "New Post" and write a comment.
  • Go to some other wikis and either start a new discussion or contribute to a discussion.
  • Go to your own wiki and respond to some of the discussion posts.


Other Things

In the menu bar at the left, under "Session 2: Create", you can see some of the other things you can add to your pages using widgets. If you have time, you can play with some of these before we get to Session 2.