Celtic Dance/How to use it

This page documents the main wiki skills needed for successful participation in the Celtic Dance research project.

Welcome edit

Orientation edit

Where am I?

Welcome to the English-language Wikiversity (http://en.wikiversity.org).

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 Moodle?

CBU's Moodle site provides most of the course content. It is for formally enrolled students who wish to receive institutional accreditation. Wikiversity will be specifically used for the major research assignment for CBU's Celtic Dance course.

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 our course unfolds, you will be required to author material on Wikiversity. Editing using a registered account (rather than anonymously) helps to track and organize your contributions.

How can I learn about using Wikiversity?

To teach yourself more about Wikiversity, try the guided tours and see Help. You can also ask questions at the Colloquium which is Wikiversity community hub.

Want to know more?

Post questions or comments to the CBU Moodle discussion forum.

What wiki skills do I need? edit

The basic required skills are:

  1. Creating an account
  2. Logging in
  3. Accessing your user page
  4. Editing, adding, and saving text
  5. Formatting (including bold, italics, bullet points, headings, and tables)
  6. Making links (to other pages, whether internally or to an external website)
  7. Inserting media (images, videos, sound files, other file types). Note on videos: I recommend linking to a video (e.g., on YouTube, on Vimeo) instead of uploading a video into Wikiversity.
  8. Communicating via talk pages
  9. Starting a new page
  10. Being bold enough to ask for help

Creating an account edit

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 me (Heather Sparling).

Choose your user name carefully
  1. 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.
  2. If you do not want to have your real identity public, then feel free to create a user account using a pseudonym.
  3. If you want to have your account renamed, ask the convener.
  4. For more information, see Wikiversity:Privacy policy

FAQ edit

How to convert a word doc into wiki format edit

  • 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.

See also edit