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Wiki Wondering....

 
C'est Moi....
Wiki Wondering....
 

How does a Wiki work as a class project?
I have little knowledge in what they do, other than looking up information.

Apparently, I can go into the Moodle Wiki, for example, and suggest a correction or to enter new information but that is about the extent of my understanding.



 
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Moving to Wiki forum...

 
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Mary Cooch
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Well, it is basically like Wikipedia - a place where students can edit a document collaboratively and where each edit/deletion and addition is recorded with the person's name and time.


 
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C'est Moi....
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Yes, the link is a good start.
We are presently in 3.1 and I presume that it will carry over to 3.5 later this month.

Thank you.


 
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When you work with a collaborative wiki in Moodle you have to consider a few things:

  1. What is the content you want to add in your wiki?
    In case you want to use some advanced features like some embeded activites, you will need to write a filter to do so. For instance, you can't embed H5P activities without a filter. 
  2. How many people will edit the wiki at the same time.
    With the Moodle wiki only one person can edit a certain page at the same time. When working with students - who sometimes forget to save their work, this might cause problems, as other students will not be able to edit the same page.
  3. Choose the name of the main wiki page carefully, as you can't change it afterwards.
 
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C'est Moi....
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  1. What is the content you want to add in your wiki?

I am figuring that this one will be an experiment.  The editing will be done by any student that wants to edit.  The object is for students to do research, or apply their own knowledge, and explain how Twitter works.

  1. How many people will edit the wiki at the same time.
    With the Moodle wiki only one person can edit a certain page at the same time. When working with students - who sometimes forget to save their work, this might cause problems, as other students will not be able to edit the same page.
Good point, Students will be warned.  I think the odds of a collision here will be reduced because they will not be editing during class.  It will be homework.  I will stongly suggest that they write the edit in a document before they copy it to the wiki.

  1. Choose the name of the main wiki page carefully, as you can't change it afterwards.
Yes, I saw that.  Right now, I have a few test models to check things.  I will leave one so students can check their wiki skills.


 
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Could you post a screen shot of a sample document and another one showing how you edit it?
 
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C'est Moi....
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Are you asking how to edit a wiki in general or how I plan to do editing in class?

If you are new to Wiki then there is a good video in MoodleDocs.  The easiest way to get started if to go directly to https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Wiki_activity.  Play the video a few times then we can help you understand it. 

If you are asking me what I plan to do, well, that has not been established yet.  For this first round, I am going to open it up to all students and see what happens.  I will get more into it in a few days or a week or so.  I can let you know when I figure it out. ( :




 
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No. I am asking, in your opinion, how a good tool, wiki or any other thing, looks like.

Anyway, this discussion is stale. There is another "Wiki Wondering" in the General help forum: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=372590.
 
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