How to Use a Wiki

Basic Instructions


How to write on a page:
1. Click the "Edit This Page" button in the upper right corner.

2. Type on the page exactly as if it were a Word document.

3. Click the "Save" button in the upper right corner.

You can re-edit as many times as as you like.


How to make a new page:

1. Click on "New Page" above the navigation bar on the left side.

2. Name your page. It is convention to make page names one word and as short as possible.

3. Add anything you want to your page.

4. Click the "Save" button in the upper right corner.


How to make a link:

1. Go to the page where you want the link.

2. Click the "Edit This Page" button in the upper right corner.

3. Select the word or term on the page that you want to be the link phrase (the phrase that will be underlined and blue).

4. Look at the Editor bar at the top.Click the button with the chain Link icon.

5a. If you want to link to a page in this wiki, use the "Wiki Link" tab. Click "Choose an Existing Page." From the drop-down menu, select the page you want to link to.

5b. If you want to link to a page outside this wiki, use the "External Link" tab. Paste in the URL for the website you want to link to, and click the box for New Window.

6. Click "Add Link" (and the dialog box will go away).

7. Click the "Save" button in the upper right corner.


In a nutshell: Click Edit to go into editing mode. Use the Editor bar to format. Click Save to save your work.



You don't have to worry if you accidentally delete something! This wiki stores all previous versions, so we can always recover anything that gets deleted.


*These instructional materials were prepared by Lynn Fendler.





Additional help for using a wiki:

http://onlineconnections.wikispaces.com/file/view/Wikispaces+Tutorial.pdf

http://www.barrow.wikispaces.net/Wikispaces+Tutorials