Getting Started


What is a Wiki?

Watch this video to learn what a wiki is and how it works.

Creating your Wikispace Account

View this slideshow to learn how to create your account and use wikispaces.com.

Editing your Page

Insert text

Click on <Edit this page>. Although Wikispaces is easy to use ONLY ONE PERSON can edit a page at the same time. You CAN type directly in the page but a better idea is paste your text from your Microsoft Word and save right away so no work is lost. Use the discussion tab to communicate with your partners and teachers.

Upload a document

Click on <Edit this page>. Click on the tree icon tree.gifnext to the TV screen tv.gificon just above this text. Click on <browse>, insert the filename and click on <upload file>. Place the cursor where you want the file link to go. Then double-click on the file.

Upload pictures

Click on <Edit this page>. Click on the tree icon tree.gifnext to the TV screen icon tv.gif just above this text. Click on <browse>, insert the filename and click on <upload file>. Place the cursor where you want the picture to go. Then double-click on the picture. Finished. !!! Please keep the size of your pictures below 200KB !!!

Creating a link

You can link information from your page to another place on the wiki or another website. Click on <Edit this page>. Highlight the text you want to Click on the globe icon globe.png . A pop up box will ask you what you want to link to....be sure you have the link text filled in. Most links will be to EXTERNAL sources you can copy and paste them from another source.


You can also use Audio or Video on your page as long as it is your own work and follows copyright laws.


Uploading your own Content

Video

If you want to use your own video, the following websites are good places to load them.

Audio

To upload your own audio, you can use an audio recording program to record your file. The computers have Audacity to record, and we have headphones with microphones in the lab too. Export your file as either WAV or MP3. Once recorded, you can upload it to Evoca. It is free and found at http://www.evoca.com You can also record your file live online in Evoca.
Once logged in Evoca, click on <upload a recording> found in the right-hand column under <create>.
Once uploaded, click on < Go to your shoebox> and then click on your file. Find the tag that says <HTML code> and click on that.
Copy the code. To put your recording in your Wikispace, place the cursor on the page and at the place where you want the file to go. Click on the TV screen tv.gif and paste the HTML code.

PowerPoint...watch this show to learn how to create your own slideshare

To put your SlideShare presentation in your Wikispace, place the cursor on the page and at the place where you want the file to go. Click on the TV screen tv.gif and paste the HTML code.
That's it.


Slideshow: Pictures

You can make slide shows of images only using tools on the internet such as the ones below:
  • Animoto - Create and share short movies with just images and audio. Very cool transitions and themes.
  • Slide.com - Create and share slide shows with your favorite pictures and images.
  • VuVox - Your visual voice. Create and share slideshows with images, videos, and audio.

This page was borrowed and revised from http://learninglatinamerica.wikispaces.com/Start.