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Subdividing a class wiki

From: Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Subdividing a class wiki

We now have a single location inside of our course for our students to be able to post content that is relevant to the entire class such as the packing list of all the materials that are going to be needed for the Spring Break Trip to Belize. But it would be great if each group had their own Wiki that they could continue to add content and document the research project as they are going along. To do this, simply click on the Research Project Wiki link at the bottom of the page that will take us back to the main page of our Wiki. Now we'll go ahead and click the Edit tab so we can edit the content on the front page. We currently have a link to our Packing List, but let's go ahead and make that a bullet now by typing an asterisk in front of the left hand square bracket.

Subdividing a class wiki

We now have a single location inside of our course for our students to be able to post content that is relevant to the entire class such as the packing list of all the materials that are going to be needed for the Spring Break Trip to Belize. But it would be great if each group had their own Wiki that they could continue to add content and document the research project as they are going along. To do this, simply click on the Research Project Wiki link at the bottom of the page that will take us back to the main page of our Wiki. Now we'll go ahead and click the Edit tab so we can edit the content on the front page. We currently have a link to our Packing List, but let's go ahead and make that a bullet now by typing an asterisk in front of the left hand square bracket.

We'll now go down to the next line, we'll add another bullet point and we'll type in a left hand square bracket and then Coral Group, a right hand square bracket, hit Enter or Return, another asterisk, left hand square bracket, Fish Group and a right hand square bracket. Now when we save this page, our Wiki is starting to have more structure to it and we now have a page that's going to be created for our Coral Group with the question mark at the end, indicating that the page is ready to be created, but is not yet created and a page for our Fish Group.

Let's go ahead and begin adding content to our Coral Group page by clicking the question mark at the end of Coral Group. The Coral Group page is created for us and we are ready to add some content. If you are following along with the Exercise Files, go ahead and open up the file Coral Group Experiment.txt in your Chapter 11 folder. Go ahead and select all of the text that's in that document, copy it by hitting Command+C or Ctrl+C, then return back to your Wiki, click inside the text box and paste with Command+V or Ctrl+V.

We now have some sample text similar to what the students may be uploading. Let's go ahead and add some formatting to this text by making the Hypothesis a heading 2 by typing two exclamation points in front of Hypothesis and the same thing for Proposed Method. Let's go ahead and preview our page to see how it's looking. We have our Hypothesis. We have our Proposed Method. We even have a link inside of our Proposed Method where Acropora palmata is linked because it's being pulled from the database that we've created in an earlier exercise. However, every time a scientific name is displayed, it needs to be differentiated in some way, either italics, underline or bolded. So let's go ahead and do that.

If we scroll down to the bottom inside of our Editing window, to make the text Acropora palmata in italics, simply click right in front of the first word and then put 2 single quotation marks in front of the word Acropora and 2 single quotation marks after the word palmata. Now when we preview our page, not only is the link here taking us to the database listing, but it's also italicize the text inside of that page. Let's go ahead and scroll down to the bottom and save our changes by clicking the Save button.

Let's go ahead and test the link that's being created for Acropora palmata to make sure that it's linking back to our database properly. So simply click on that link and we can see we are taken directly to the listing inside of the database we created for Acropora palmata and the students would have additional information for anything that was added into the database. Let's go ahead and hit the Back button in our browser, so we can go back into our Wiki. The next thing that your students are likely going to want to do is to add an image inside of their Wiki page.

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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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