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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." — Albert Einstein (discuss)


Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Unite together[edit source]

User:Unite together has been nominated for Curatorship. Please add comments and questions and/or vote. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 02:41, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Let's talk about the Desktop Improvements[edit source]

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Hello!

Have you noticed that some wikis have a different desktop interface? Are you curious about the next steps? Maybe you have questions or ideas regarding the design or technical matters?

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 29 April 2022 at 13:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 88045453898. Dial by your location.

Agenda

  • Update on the recent developments
  • Questions and answers, discussion

Format

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file. Olga Vasileva (the Product Manager) will be hosting this meeting. The presentation part will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, French, Italian, and Polish. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org.

At this meeting, both Friendly space policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces apply. Zoom is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy.

We hope to see you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 00:35, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022 Call for Candidates[edit source]

Hello everyone! There is an open Call for Candidates for the 2022 Board of Trustees election. Find out more on the Apply to be a Candidate page. Xeno (WMF) (discusscontribs) 01:16, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]


The seats to be filled this year were previously selected by affiliates in the m:Affiliate-selected Board seats/2019 process. This year, a different method will be used:
  1. Candidates submit their applications (by May 9; this deadline may be slightly extended);
    Any community member can become a candidate if they meet the general and special conditions outlined here.
  2. Affiliates vote to shortlist six (6) names from the candidates' pool.
    Each affiliate carries one vote. The affiliate vote is scheduled to take place in early July.
  3. The Community votes to elect two of the six shortlisted candidates.
    Community Voting is scheduled to begin on August 15 and end on August 29.
  4. The Board will appoint the two newly-elected candidates as the new Trustees.
    This final step, which will conclude the election process, is expected to take place in early October 2022.

The Movement Strategy and Governance team is inviting local users to help publicize the different stages of the election . Feel free to add your name here. Thanks in advance, and to those who have already registered.

If you have any questions, please post them here, on Meta-wiki, or reach out to me directly.

Kindly cross-post and advertise widely.

Best regards,
Xeno (WMF) (discusscontribs) 01:16, 26 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022 - Call for Election Volunteers[edit source]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

The Movement Strategy and Governance team is looking for community members to serve as election volunteers in the upcoming Board of Trustees election.

The idea of the Election Volunteer Program came up during the 2021 Wikimedia Board of Trustees Election. This program turned out to be successful. With the help of Election Volunteers we were able to increase outreach and participation in the election by 1,753 voters over 2017. Overall turnout was 10.13%, 1.1 percentage points more, and 214 wikis were represented in the election.

There were a total of 74 wikis that did not participate in 2017 that produced voters in the 2021 election. Can you help increase the participation even more?

Election volunteers will help in the following areas:

  • Translate short messages and announce the ongoing election process in community channels
  • Optional: Monitor community channels for community comments and questions

Volunteers should:

  • Maintain the friendly space policy during conversations and events
  • Present the guidelines and voting information to the community in a neutral manner

Do you want to be an election volunteer and ensure your community is represented in the vote? Sign up here to receive updates. You can use the talk page for questions about translation.

Xeno (WMF) (discusscontribs) 01:12, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Xeno (WMF), Are you saying that more wmf-members should participate in Board elections? If so, I support this aim. What can someone like me do to help? Ottawahitech (discusscontribs) 13:38, 6 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

convOERter[edit source]

Cool tool: https://convoerter.elearn.rwth-aachen.de/en/ - a Web app which facilitates conversion of existing documents or presentations into Open Educational Resources (OER). Smiley.svg -- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:02, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Coming soon: Improvements for templates[edit source]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 11:13, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

iframe embeds of Wikiversity pages[edit source]

I am embedding some Wikiversity pages into a learning management system (Canvas) using iframe. This works fine, but includes the Wikiversity navigation bars etc. How can these be stripped out? Appending ?action=render to the embed URL allows the print version of the Wikiversity page to be embedded which is OK, but it loses the style. I found an implementation of what I'm looking for here: https://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:Embed_wiki_to_canvas_via_iframe which uses this extension: https://github.com/ubc/EmbedPage. How could something like this be achieved with Wikiversity? Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 13:28, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

You could try using the Mobile view: https://en.m.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page . Does that help? Otherwise, it is possible to request an add-in, but someone has to "own" it and be responsible for maintenance. You might try asking at Phabricator: and see if anyone there has suggestions. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 16:45, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Dave Braunschweig. Following your suggestion, embedding the mobile version does do a reasonable job because it retains the styling and uses stripped down navigation bars. But a clean, styled embed of just the page content would be ideal. So, I followed your other suggestion and added a phabricator request: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T307462. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 14:00, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

New competition on English Wikipedia and related SiteNotice request[edit source]

A popular article writing competition CEE Spring (about Central and Eastern Europe; now with special subcategory about Esperanto) is happening on the English Wikipedia until the 31st May 2022. I warmly invite you to participate, write some article and win a valuable prize! If you have question, I will happily answer it on the competition page talk.

Also, for more wide outreach, I have just asked for a CentralNotice, which should appear also in this project. If you have a comment on the request, you are welcome to write it on the request page. --KuboF Hromoslav (discusscontribs) 18:30, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Warning templates[edit source]

We do not have any warning templates here at Wikiversity yet. Why not import them? Lightbluerain (discusscontribs) 17:40, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Lightbluerain: I'm not sure which warnings you are looking for, but see Wikiversity:Import to add you request(s). Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:38, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Let's talk about the Desktop Improvements[edit source]

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Hello!

Have you noticed that some wikis have a different desktop interface? Are you curious about the next steps? Maybe you have questions or ideas regarding the design or technical matters?

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 17 May 2022 at 12:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 86217494304. Dial by your location.

Agenda

  • Update on the recent developments
  • Questions and answers, discussion

Format

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file. Olga Vasileva (the Product Manager) will be hosting this meeting. The presentation part will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, Italian, Polish; also, only at the first meeting: Farsi, Vietnamese; only at the second meeting: Portuguese, Spanish, Russian. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org.

At this meeting, both Friendly space policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces apply. Zoom is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy.

We hope to see you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 05:02, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

open edX[edit source]

Has anyone tried to put their courses on an open edX instance, or other online courseware platform? SJ+ 23:24, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]