Motivation and emotion/About/How to use Wikiversity
This page documents the main wiki skills needed for successful participation in this unit.
- Where am I?
- What is Wikiversity?
Wikiversity is a wiki for free and open educational resources. It is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation which also supports sister projects such as Wikipedia and Wikibooks. For examples of Wikiversity content, try visiting a random page.
- What is on Canvas?
Thesite provides announcements, discussion forum, and grades. It is for formally enrolled students who wish to receive institutional accreditation.
- How is the content organised?
- Create an account
By registering a Wikiversity account, you will create a user page which can be a good place to write about yourself, keep notes, and add links of interest. As the unit unfolds, you will be required to author material on Wikiversity. Editing using a registered account (rather than anonymously) helps to track and organise your contributions.
- How can I learn about using Wikiversity?
- Want to know more?
Post questions or comments to thediscussion forum.
What wiki skills do I need?
The basic required skills are:
- Creating an account
- Logging in
- Locating your user page
- Editing, adding, and saving text
- Working with images
- Communicating via talk pages
- Being bold enough to ask for help
Creating an account
The first step is to create a Wikiversity account - also see why create an account?. By the end of Week 3, you should have created an account and emailed or messaged your user name to the unit convener.
- Choose your user name carefully
- If you are happy to have your name attached to your work/reflections, then feel free to create a user account using something like your real name.
- If you do not want to have your real identity public, then feel free to create a user account using a pseudonym.
- If you want to have your account renamed, ask the convener.
How to convert a word doc into wiki format
- If you develop text offline, as a word processing document, and you want to convert to Wikiversity (e.g., because you have formatting such as headings and links), it can be converted into wiki-text format. Email the convener who can help with this (or you can try yourself - e.g., via the wiki-text export function in Open Office Writer.