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2019-03-01 12:31:40 -0600 answered a question How much time do in-class activities take and how are they prepared?

How much class time you spend on the Wikipedia assignment is up to you as the instructor. Wiki Education understands that you're balancing a lot of learning objectives, and we don't want to dictate how you spend your time with your students. That said, successful assignments devote some type of regularly scheduled class time to discuss the Wikipedia project. You can choose to do this weekly or however best suits your course. You can set it up as a lesson directed by yourself or a type of lab in which students come together to discuss the project and address any issues they may have.

2018-09-21 11:48:43 -0600 marked best answer If my students work in groups, how can I track their work individually? Grading group work.

If my students work in groups, how can I track their work individually?

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2018-07-23 22:42:42 -0600 answered a question How can I change my email address on the dashboard?

To change your email on the dashboard, visit dashboard.wikiedu.org/onboarding.

2018-07-03 10:47:07 -0600 marked best answer How do I enable the VisualEditor on my account?

How do I enable the VisualEditor on my account?

2018-05-30 17:33:34 -0600 marked best answer Do you know of any peer reviewed studies about the pedagogical value of teaching with Wikipedia?

Do you know of any peer reviewed studies about the pedagogical value of teaching with Wikipedia?

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2017-10-09 18:20:23 -0600 marked best answer Do you have any information about student learning outcomes of teaching with Wikipedia?

Do you have any information about student learning outcomes of teaching with Wikipedia?

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2017-10-03 17:35:20 -0600 answered a question What do I need to know now that my course page is live?

Now that your course page is up and running on dashboard.wikiedu.org, the following is a list of resources you may find helpful in running your Wikipedia assignment.

Tracking Student Work:

The Dashboard will be your main way to see what your students are doing on Wikipedia. Here's how you can use the Dashboard to track student work.

Using your Timeline:

Your timeline is where your students will find the outline for your Wikipedia assignment. There they will find links to relevant handouts and training materials. You can make adjustments to your course timeline at any point throughout the term. Here's how.

Asking for help:

There are a variety of ways you can seek help regarding your Wikipedia assignment.

On your course page, you'll find a purple "Get Help" button in the upper right corner of the page. Both you and your students can click on this to access ask.wikiedu.org, our FAQ site, find relevant resources, or reach out to the appropriate member of the Wiki Education team to assist you.

Wiki Education Staff:

Your course is being supported by Wiki Education's Classroom Program Manager as well as one of our Wikipedia Experts. To find out who your Wikipedia Expert is and how he/she can help you and your students throughout the term, click here.

Other Useful Links:

2017-10-03 17:11:09 -0600 asked a question What do I need to know now that my course page is live?

Now that my course page is up and running on the dashboard, what further steps do I need to take to make sure my assignment goes well? What type of support can I expect from Wiki Education? Who do I reach out to if I need help with my assignment? Where do I find relevant resources?

2017-08-18 17:43:33 -0600 answered a question How can I access my user profile on the Dashboard?

To access your user profile on the dashboard, as an instructor:

  1. Click on your Wikipedia username under the details section of any of your course pages.
  2. Or, go to the address bar of your browser and type in dashboard.wikiedu.org/users/Your Wikipedia username.
2017-08-18 17:40:35 -0600 asked a question How can I access my user profile on the Dashboard?

Is there a page on the Dashboard where I can see all of the courses I've taught with Wiki Education?

2017-08-18 17:38:18 -0600 answered a question How can I comment on my students' work?

*If you'd like to provide your students with feedback on Wikipedia, the best place to do this is either in their sandbox where they are writing their drafts or on the talk page of that sandbox. You can create a new heading in either space with your notes or comment directly within the draft.

Remember that everything you post on Wikipedia is public, so be sure to avoid discussing confidential matters, such as grades, on Wikipedia.*

2017-08-18 17:34:34 -0600 asked a question How can I comment on my students' work?

I'd like to provide my students with feedback on their work. Where should I do this?

2017-08-18 17:26:13 -0600 edited question How do I move blocks around on the timeline?

How do I move or rearrange blocks around on the timeline?

2017-08-17 17:43:11 -0600 edited question Can I delete a student from my course?

A student decided to create a second account. The original account isn't needed any longer. A student is leaving or has left the course. How can I remove their name from the students tab?

2017-08-04 15:33:18 -0600 edited question What are Wiki Education's subject-specific handouts?

Where can I find the handouts offered by Wiki Education? What are the subject-specific handouts available?

2017-08-04 15:26:03 -0600 edited question How can I add additional instructors, teachers, my TAs, or volunteers to my course page?

How do I go about adding additional instructors, my TAs, or campus volunteers to my course page?

Other key words: Adding instructors, add an instructor, add new instructor, add additional instructor, add my TA, adding instructores

2017-08-04 15:24:44 -0600 edited question How do my students enroll their usernames on the dashboard?

How do my students add their Wikipedia usernames to the course page? The site is asking me for a code. DO I get this from my instructor? How do course participants add their usernames to the course page?

2017-08-04 15:17:44 -0600 edited question How do I create a draft? How do I use my sandbox?

This may seem silly, but how do I start a draft? Is there any specific way that I should start? Is there a particular way it should look?

Related questions:

How do I edit? Can I use my sandbox for training? Can I have multiple sandboxes?

2017-08-04 15:16:34 -0600 edited answer How do I create a draft? How do I use my sandbox?

That's not a silly question at all! It's a good idea to know what should go into an article and how it should look before you start. Your sandbox is an excellent place to draft an article and practice editing.

Starting a draft
Go to your sandbox and start to edit. Just make sure that you're logged in! If you're not, then you will end up editing an IP address's sandbox, making it very easy to lose your work. Remember, a sandbox is just a draft space on Wikipedia. You can create as many sandboxes as you like.

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Creating a framework
Sometimes when you're starting a new article it can be helpful to put up a general framework. Don't worry if the article ends up looking slightly different - not all articles look the same. For this example I'm going to use a book article's general framework: the lead, synopsis/plot, development, reception, awards, and a reference section. After you're done setting this up you can add an infobox to the article as well.

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Wiki Education resources
For tips about what to include in your article, check out our subject specific handouts by topic:

From here you can start adding information to your article and flesh it out. Of course if you ever need any help, you can always talk to your Wikipedia experts for advice!

2017-08-04 15:12:34 -0600 answered a question Will a Wikipedia assignment help my students learn to identify fake news?

To learn more about how Wiki Education is attempting to combat fake news, click here