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2018-12-05 12:49:49 -0600 answered a question Can a course have multiple assignments?

Yes, this is possible but it requires customization of the assignment. Please contact Wiki Education staff by email for help with this.

2018-11-30 08:27:55 -0600 answered a question How do i join a course?

Courses are offered by instructors to students enrolled in their respective universities.

2018-11-20 07:59:55 -0600 answered a question How should I address when my sources disagree on something basic?

If reliable sources disagree, include both sets of information. If the majority of sources spell someone's name one way, but another source spells it differently, use the more common spelling, but include the other spelling in the article ("also spelled XXXX") and be sure to include the source.

2018-10-17 16:54:28 -0600 answered a question Can I use a graphic from a scholarly article on my article?

Figures, like text, are subject to copyright, so probably not. I recommend you take the Contributing images and media files training module, which can help sort out what sorts of images can and can't be used on Wikipedia. You can also get in touch with the Wikipedia expert assigned to your class if you need additional assistance.

2018-10-07 15:32:13 -0600 answered a question i cant create wiki account because the ip address in my range has been blocked

Please see the response to this question.

2018-10-07 15:31:36 -0600 answered a question ip address in my range is blocked and i cant create account

If this happens, the simplest way to create an account is to use a different IP address. If that isn't possible, or doesn't work, please email the Wikipedia Expert assigned to your class. Include screenshots of the message you get when you try to create an account.

2018-09-24 10:38:56 -0600 answered a question Students missing from dashboard

When students follow the enrollment link, they go to Wikipedia to create an account, and are then redirected back to the Dashboard where they have a "Join" button which lets them enroll in the class. Some of them apparently don't click that button, and thus don't end up being enrolled in the class.

If we have their names, we can search for missing students, but for privacy reasons, this can only be done by Wiki Education staff.

I have replied by email. Questions like these are best addressed by emailing one of the staff people assigned to your class.

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2018-07-24 06:41:23 -0600 answered a question How can I change my email address on the dashboard?

You can change your email address on the Dashboard by going to https://dashboard.wikiedu.org/onboarding

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2018-04-05 17:42:03 -0600 answered a question How can I change my minor edit classification, to a major edit classification?

It can't be changed. Don't stress over it.

2018-04-03 09:29:41 -0600 answered a question How do I respond to someone that posted on my sandbox, so they can see it?

You can use the link to their talk page (which shows up as (talk) next to their username in their signature) to post directly to their talk page, of you can reply to them where they posted and hope they are watching the page they posted to.

2018-04-03 09:26:14 -0600 answered a question Why can't I upload my video on sandbox?

It's usually better to upload files using the Wikimedia Commons Upload Wizard. If you're still having problems, contact the Wikipedia Content Expert assigned to your class.

2018-03-22 09:47:19 -0600 answered a question can I use sources in a foreign language

All things being equal, you should use sources in English on the English Wikipedia. But you should also use the highest quality sources you can get access to. So if the best sources aren't in English, and you have a good command of the language that they're in, you should feel free to use them.

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2018-03-14 05:54:47 -0600 answered a question My name doesn't show on the roster of students for my class

You have registered the Wiki Education Dashboard, but you haven't actually registered with your class. You should have received an enrollment link from your instructor at the beginning of the term. Clicking on that link should allow you to register. If that doesn't work, get in touch with your instructor (they can add you to the class) or email the Wiki Education staff assigned to the class (you can see their names on the right sidebar of the course home page).

2018-02-12 08:15:13 -0600 answered a question how do I comment in the talk section

Please see the answer to this question, or try the talk page tutorial in the Editing Basics training module.

2018-01-30 18:19:23 -0600 marked best answer How do I get articles out of sandboxes into mainspace? How do I move my article live?

How do I get articles out of sandboxes into mainspace? How do I post or publish my article? How do I move my article? Where do I publish my article? Where do I upload my finished article?

2018-01-23 15:08:31 -0600 edited answer Some of my students have noticed that their editors are different from other students, and they are not sure how they chose this (visual v. regular editor). More orientation on this feature is advisable, I think.

The reason that some students may only see one version over the other is that Wikipedia's default setting is to remember the last editor that the account used. So for instance, if a student edits an article in source mode, it will then default to editing in source mode. Since article and user talk pages can only be edited in source mode, it's not uncommon for an account to default to source editor.

However students can enable both editors on their account by adjusting the settings in their account preferences. We have some directions on this here.

2018-01-19 10:34:37 -0600 answered a question If a student has dropped the course, is it possible to remove them from the WikiEdu course?

As the instructor, you can add or remove student from your class using the Enrollment button on the Student tab or your course page on the Dashboard. Clicking on the button will give you a list of students currently enrolled in the course, with minus signs (-) next to their usernames. Clicking on the minus sign will remove the student from your class.

2017-12-02 09:52:02 -0600 answered a question how do I add a hyperlink

To add links, please see the answer to this question.

2017-11-17 10:59:41 -0600 answered a question When I copy content from an article to the sandbox, the references and pictures don't transfer. How do I get pics and refs to copy to sandbox?

You need to click the "edit" button before you copy the content you want to move. This will preserve the formatting and copy images and references.

2017-11-13 18:17:04 -0600 marked best answer How do I find articles for my students to work on? What articles should I choose for my students?

How do I find articles for my students to work on?

How do I choose articles for my students?

Other key words: choosing topics, choosing articles, student articles, help picking topics

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2017-11-13 10:22:11 -0600 edited question How do I cite the same source numerous times in an article?

How do I re-use a reference or combine duplicate references? I have a book or an article I plan to reference to support multiple claims in an article.

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2017-10-10 17:36:09 -0600 edited answer delete the "week" banner

Thanks for the feedback! That's not possible currently, but one option would be to arrange the timeline so that all the blocks are shown in the same week, or in the first week of the set of weeks you want to combine. That would make it more clear that for your class the week-by-week schedule is not intended to be a strict timeline.