Wiki Workshop

Groups!

Today we will be doing a little problem solving!

  • In four groups you will work to accomplish goals that will help you understand how to design creative, multidimensional wiki pages for your portfolio projects.
  • Use the editing and formatting tutorials to help figure out how to accomplish your tasks.
  • Choose one group member's project (someone who has some of their research available to them might be a good choice) and work from their student page to begin a wiki project!

Tasks

1. This group will need to work with images to:

  • Embed an image on the page
  • Make the image link to another page
  • Place text around the image and add a caption to it
  • Resize the image so that it fits appropriately on the page

2. This group will work with attachments to:

  • Add an image that has a file attached to it
    • The image should be related to one of your research sources
    • The attachment should be a screen shot of the research process (a database search, library catalog number, etc.)
  • This will serve as your evidence of research for this portfolio!!

3. This group will work with links to:

  • Make five kinds of links
    • One link should connect to a webpage that connects to your topic
    • One link should link to another page on your wiki project, where you will add text (a short paragraph will work for now; you can revise it later)
    • One link should connect to another student wiki in your facilitation group
    • One link (from the other page you created) should link back to the original page
    • One link should be internal; it should link to another part of the same page
  • All links should have a unique title, instead of the actual link name
  • At least one of the links should open in a new window

4. This group will work with text to:

  • Create a block of text that has a background color
  • Create a link within the block that has a different color
  • Create a larger, bold, centered title for the page
  • Use italics, underline, and strike-through within the text of the page
  • Use a frame around some text

Homework

  • Continue your research
  • Begin working on your wiki projects, using today's examples for reference
  • Remember that we will be having "Compinar" on Monday!
    • We will meet in the library
    • We will meet during your seminar time, not my class time
  • Have a great weekend; spring break is right around the corner!!