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Just thinking - it would ne nice to have some sort of certificates in various disciplines that would indicate a certain level of completion/competence in that area of learning. i realize that Wikiversity is NOT a degree-granting body but it would be interesting to gain some competency in the school/subjects contained on this site. --Imperoo1

See for example IT Fundamentals. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 18:24, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
See also Category:Certifications. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 19:06, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Course "Research in programming Wikidata" needs in native speakers[edit]

Dear friends! My student @Oksana Panfilova finished the article Banks. This is a part of our project "Research in programming Wikidata".

There are several other articles in this project written and finished by students of Petrozavodsk State University (Russia):

You are welcome to try tests in this articles.

Native speakers, please, check our English in these texts. Ideas and comments related to the project are welcome! -- Andrew Krizhanovsky (discusscontribs) 20:23, 18 May 2017 (UTC)


Dear friends! Please, give me a link to institutions (universities from real world) presented in the Wikiversity! For example, our course was created by students of Petrozavodsk State University. What are other universities in Wikiversity? I need in this information, because I want to report about Wikiversity at Wiki conference in Moscow. -- Andrew Krizhanovsky (discusscontribs) 19:33, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Here's a few from my watchlist:


Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 01:03, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Great! Thank you very much! -- Andrew Krizhanovsky (discusscontribs) 05:20, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
But I don't understand... Are students or teachers of these colleges and universities participated in any courses in Wikiversity? What courses? -- Andrew Krizhanovsky (discusscontribs) 05:24, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
If you search here the college or university name as stated you can put together a list of courses from each. I haven't seen a comprehensive list of their courses offered here. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 13:58, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
Most of the courses offered here can be found in Category:Courses. Here's some more schools and courses:
  1. National University of La Plata, Argentina - Escuela de Lenguas UNLP.
  2. Ozyegin University - Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers.
  3. Ohlone College - Digital Media Concepts.
  4. University of North Carolina - Federal Writers' Project - Life Histories.
  5. University of Canberra - Motivation and emotion. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 18:37, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
I've started Wikiversity:Real world schools. Please add to this page. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 19:58, 9 October 2017 (UTC)


Edit - reposted at colloquium as more logical location T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 06:28, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Finding one's political jurisdictions[edit]

How can someone find the political entities that have jurisdiction over a particular geographic coordinate?

I'm creating a template that could eventually grow to include one article for each state or other major jurisdiction like the District of Columbia in the United States to discuss the state-level activity associated with net neutrality.

It would be useful in that regard to have an article that could help people identify where and how to register to vote and who their elected representatives and candidates in an election year for governor, attorney general and their representatives in their state legislature. For other purposes, it would help to have a central place in Wikiversity that anyone any place in the world could visit to find the school, school district and boards, municipalities, counties, states, and equivalent.

For example, in Johnson County, Kansas, gives its own address (2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061) and phone [(913) 715-6800] in the upper right. One can contact them to get information about who is eligible to vote and how to register. Clicking "Voter information" > "Voter lookup" there invites a registered voter to enter "First Name", "Last Name", and "DOB (mm/dd/yyyy)", then click "Look me up". When I have done that, it told me which district I was in for the US House of Representatives, Kansas House and Senate, and similar district information for county, municipality, school boards and water district. And how can I find this information for a particular set of geographic coordinates if I'm not a registered voter there?

Does something like this already exist? If yes, how can I find it? If no, where would you suggest this might optimally be located? I found U. S. Government/Voting Registration and Participation, which suggests that this or another article under U. S. Government might be a good home for this kind of thing for the US. I also found a Category:Government, which might seem to be appropriate for a more general discussion of this.

Suggestions? Thanks, DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 16:17, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


People get HIV from accidents, sex ,mother's during pregnancy and blood transfusions. But one day a teacher said "if you are bleeding then your blood gets cold and dry , and maybe you touch someone who is also bleeding with your blood . The particular person will not be HIV infected". I am confused so what really is correct????????????????????????????????????????????

Ranevinci--Ranevinci (discusscontribs) 21:22, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

You might want to start with w:Sexually transmitted infection. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 01:51, 15 May 2018 (UTC) may also be useful. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 02:41, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Chinese wikiversity took over the multilingual incubator?[edit]

Hello all, I tried editing today the page: [1], and got this message:

Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Forbid edits to the ZH test project (please edit instead).

Which is strange, since these Hebrew pages has nothing to do with the Chinese wikiversity, and my edit is a standard edit, similar to what me and my friends do on these pages for the last couple of years.

Trying to write in an administrator personal discussion page gave the same blocking, so the administrators cannot be contacted on this.

Could anyone help making the pages editable again as they used to be?
8374.620u9 (talk) 17:53, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

I looked through a few things, such as the page in question and the user's talk page (on which you left your message), and it seems to me that you haven't asked at the appropriate venue. Have you tried posting your problem at WV:Request for custodian action (beta.wikiversity)? Or am I misunderstanding, from you, "Trying to write in an administrator personal discussion page gave the same blocking, so the administrators cannot be contacted on this"? I don't really understand what you are trying to say in the statement that I've quoted from you... so maybe a little bit more clarification on your part would be appreciated. Thanks. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:49, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Navigation subpage is not working[edit]

This template is not working specifically for this page, High School Chemistry/Atomic Structure, The Periodic Table, and Electrons or Light. What is the reason for this? It previously was "High School Chemistry/Atomic Structure, The Periodic Table, and Electrons/Light", so I believed that it had to do with the "/". But I changed the "/" to "or" and the navigation template didn't budge a bit. Help? -Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:40, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Update: It seems to be working fine now, thanks! ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:54, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

DISPLAYTITLE on User:Atcovi/French/Qui je suis?[edit]

Hey. Can someone help me out here? I'm trying to add Template:Displaytitle on my French project, User:Atcovi/French/Qui je suis?, so that the title only shows "Qui je suis?". For this specific page, I'd like "Qui je suis? - Introduction" and so on. I'm trying to add it, but it just isn't working. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:59, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

YesY Done See Wikiversity:Colloquium/archives/September 2016#Hiding Title Parts. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 03:44, 8 January 2019 (UTC)