This page is a guide to using project boxes to tag and categorise your resources by subject. The Wikiversity project boxes system allows you to insert an easy and attractive project box into your resource which does a lot of handy things behind the scenes, such as classifying your resource and making it accessible in the navigation system. Just follow the instructions below. Traditionally, the following colour scheme was employed for project boxes.
- Green: school (K-12, pre-tertiary).
- Mauve: university
- Brown: languages
- Blue: non-formal education
It is sufficient to write the shortcut into your wiki-markup. Just copy and paste (or type) the code given into your page including the double curly brackets. The project box will align itself on the right-hand side of your page. The project box will also automatically categorise the resource into a special category which puts your resource into the category tree of the equivalent portal. The project box also adds a link to the relevant portal. All of this is automatic - you just type in the code shown, and the rest is done for you.
Project boxes for tagging language-learning resources by languageEdit
See Help:Resources by language.
Requests for new subjectsEdit
Can't create a project box? Then just request it here instead. Please sign your name with ~~~~ after your request.
- Topic: Career development and employment (including career selection, job finding, dealing with unemployment and so on) BillBell 20:53, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
- Topic:Journalism and Mass Communications (i.e. reporting, copy editing, advertising, public relations, broadcast, etc.) --Jp07 13:44, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
- Topic: Critical Care NursingHolly Northam (talk) 09:02, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
- I am developing several courses in the "Applied Wisdom" curriculum. I would like a box to help me link these to a subject. Can you please create a box for a subject called "Applied Wisdom" Thanks! --Lbeaumont (talk) 01:58, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
- Topic: Software Localization Nlyubimova 1:13, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
- Topic: Classics and Ancient Languages --Whovian z (discuss • contribs) 11:16, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Q: I'm not sure which of these templates to use for my resource.
- A: You don't have to pin yourself to one of them. If you're trying to make up your mind between two of them, use both.
Q: My resource is cross-disciplinary.
- A: You are welcome to apply more than one of these project boxes to your resource.
Q: Where should I put this on my page?
- A: Probably either at the very top or the very bottom. It's really a question of your own taste. User boxes have traditionally been placed at the top of user pages, so if you can't decide, put your project boxes at the top as well.
Q: Can I combine these with other project boxes, such as educational-level project boxes and completion-status project boxes?
- A: Yes. In fact, please do. This is the idea. The project boxes are designed to stack up in a matching group, and create a full metadata classification for your resource.
Q: I find these subject classifications too broad. Can I create a project box with a finer subject classification?
- A: Yes. In fact, please do. This is the idea. When you list your project box for use, please ensure that the presentation on this page remains user-friendly. For example, if you create 20 project boxes for different sub-fields of particle physics, you may wish to create a sub-page on which to list them.
Q: Do I have to include project boxes in my resource?
- A: No. You are welcome to just add appropriate Wikiversity:Categories to your resource instead. Most Wikiversity resources do not use project boxes.