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How do I view my students' work?

asked 2016-12-01 11:52:52 -0500

updated 2019-12-13 15:08:50 -0500

I can see where to click on “Students” and see a list of them, but I can’t understand what I get when I click on “user contributions.”

Other key terms: *checking in on my students' progress *viewing my students edits *student work *student edits *viewing the work of my class *authorship highlighting * track student work

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answered 2016-12-01 13:29:46 -0500

updated 2019-08-20 09:28:48 -0500

As of December 2016, there are several ways to view your students' work: on Wikipedia, from the Students tab, and from the Articles tab of your course page.

Students tab of your course page

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From the Students tab of your course page use the arrow on the far right column ^ to drop down an individual student row. From there, you'll be able to see a date and time stamp of your students' progress through the trainings, and a summary of their 10 most recent edits on Wikipedia (below the "User Contributions" section header). For each edit if you click "show" you will be able to see an edit summary of that specific edit.

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Content highlighted in GREEN is content added. Content highlighted in RED is content removed. In the example above, the edits were mostly copyedits: helping change the capitalization of "Regulations", the possessive in "plaintiffs" and the section title. (Unlike the Wikipedia page of contributions, this view filters out automatic edits that were made by the dashboard on the student's behalf.)

Here's another example of what that might look like for a specific edit:

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Content left BLANK has not been changed.

Viewing student work on Wikipedia

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Starting from the Students tab, if you click the username of a student (or the 'View full contribution history on Wikipedia' link when you've zoomed in on an individual student) you'll be taken to a list of every edit that student has made, with the date/time, page title, how much content was added or removed, and edit summary that the student left with the edit.

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Viewing cumulative changes from the Articles tab

The Articles tab of your course includes an "Articles edited" section - this is any article on Wikipedia that your students have touched during the assignment, whether it was assigned to them or not.

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The far right column includes links to two "assessment tools" - The "Current Version with Authorship Highlighting" button will show you the current version of the article with a color coded highlight of what exactly the student(s) contributed. In the example below we can see that the username listed contributed the sections and text highlighted in purple.

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The "Show Cumulative Changes" button (denoted by the +/-) will open up a "differences between revisions" view. This is copied from the "diffs" on-wiki. The right hand column shows that students have added and the left hand column shows what students have removed from the article.

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Hope this helps!

-Wiki Education team

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