TIP: When placing photos in the wiki, if you do not choose a size option, you can resize the photo when editing the wiki by clicking and dragging from the corner of the photo. You can also set the width and height (see second tip, below).
TIP: When placing video in a wiki, it will be too small unless you enter the pixel size you desire. A good size is 420x300. To add the video: Click on Add MPEG/AVI Content or on Add Quicktime Content (these are the third and fourth buttons in Row 3). Choose your video, and for Set Width type 420 and for Set Height type 300. (This also works for photos.) Click on Submit, click Submit again in the next window that appears. You will need to save (click Submit) to see it (the portion with the video will look blank until you do).
While either creating or editing a wiki page, you can create links to not only other pages you have created, but to pages you want to create.
To do this, either type in the text or insert the image that you want to link from, then highlight and select the Insert Link button on the bottom left tool bar of your wiki page (the icon looks like a chain).
You can insert a link to a new page by selecting its radio button and inputting the page name that you want to create, insert a link to an existing page by selecting its radio button and choosing the page from a list of pages that have already been created, you can link to an external web site by selecting its radio button and pasting or typing in the URL, or you can link to an anchor (a section of a wiki page that has already been created) by selecting its radio button and choosing the Anchor name from a drop-down list (this option will only be available if you have already anchored a section title of a wiki page).
To comment on a Wiki, first make sure that you are in the course you would like to work in and then select the Content Area in which the wiki is located.
Once in the Content Area page, find the wiki for which you would like to add an entry comment and select View. Next, find the wiki page you would like to add a comment to and select Comments to the bottom right of its body. A text box will appear in the Wiki page for you to type or copy/paste any text you wish. When you are finished, select Add Comment to post the comment below the wiki page.
Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011
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