Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wiki play

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with wikis, which are tools for collaborative writing.

Create an account at wikispaces.com. Your user name should be your last name followed by your first name. (For example, mine would be PressLarry). If your user name is already taken by someone else, just add a number after it and try again. You will receive a confirmation email to which you must reply, so be sure it does not go into a spam folder

Once you have created your account, go to the Play page on our class wiki. That page is just for playing around and getting used to the editor.
  • Add something to the page (be sure to save the edits).
  • Change the type font on some portion of the page.
  • Add a comment to the Discussion page.
  • View the History page.
  • Compare two versions on the History page.
  • Check the Notify page to see how to subscribe to be informed of changes via email or RSS.
If you are not easy with the wiki after completing the above, keep playing around with it, review the What is a wiki presentation, read the Wikispaces documentaion, or ask for help. Do not go on until you get the idea of the wiki.

There is nothing to turn in for this assignment, so it will not be graded. However, if you do not paly around on the practice page until you are comfortable with the wiki, you will probably mess something up while trying to do another assignment. Since we share the class wiki, that would hurt everyone -- don't be the one to do it.

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