Here is how Tom Clauset - Friday, August 5 2005, 04:27 PM
It worked for me this spring but it might be out of date now.
"Solved the problem. The solution is NOT what you would think. It turns out that you only need to create 1 Wiki from the front page
of your course. The other wiki(s) are "clones" of the first one assigned to each of the groups you have set up. Here is a graphic that I captured from setting up the first wiki. Over on the right hand side is a drop down window called "Other Wikis:" When you click on the down arrow, you will see all of the "groups" that you have made and can go in individually and setup the "clone" wikis.
When a student logs in to the "Wiki" they are taken directly to the group wiki they have been assigned to. Their wiki has the edit tabs available. When they use the same drop down menu, they can "look" at the other wikis, but there are no edit tabs that let them 'tinker' with another group's script. Now that is very cool!
Here are the basic steps that I followed:
1. Set up your "course."
2. Create several groups for the course (I named mine, Group #1, Group #2, etc.)
3. Now create a "wiki" -- make it for "groups" and "group visible" (although if you don't want students to be able to see other groups, make the second variable "separate")
4. The "name" for the wiki will be shared by all of the subgroup versions.
5. The "description" for the wiki needs to be generic .. it will show up on all of the subgroup versions.
6. In the "edit" mode when you click on the wiki you have made, it takes you to a page showing all the wikis -- but, at first there is only one showing. That's all that ever shows -- it's the "master template." Now click on that link and it takes you to the wiki page with tabs where you can edit the wiki.
7. Now in the top right hand corner you will see the graphic that I included. Click on the drop down menu and you will see your groups. Choose "Group #2" and another wiki opens up for you to edit the intro statement. You can do this for each of the drop down listings and so set up your cloned "wikis" the same way. I used the same statement on each one, but a different title.
Hope this helps,
I'd like to know if anything is different now.