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2019-09-17 10:40:48 -0500 edited answer 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 purple Add/Remove Student 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.

2019-09-16 12:13:27 -0500 answered a question Citing to statistics

Statistics of that sort aren't really biomedical information, so it it shouldn't fall under the medical sources guidelines, just the normal reliable sources guidelines. And the CDC is an excellent general source.

2019-09-07 09:17:21 -0500 answered a question Can the same article be assigned to multiple students (to work as a team?)

Yes, you can assign more than one student to work on a single article.

2019-09-03 12:26:00 -0500 answered a question Stop email notifications?

Unfortunately there is no way for instructors or admins to adjust this.

2019-07-23 08:58:55 -0500 edited question What is the difference between blue and gray S ratings

On the article finder page there are S ratings with blue and S ratings with gray. What is the difference?

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2019-04-15 11:48:55 -0500 answered a question Can we use social media and/or publicity images to update photographs on Wikipedia pages?

No, you can't do this. The copyright owner (which may be the photographer, or it may be their employer or the agency they sold the rights to) needs to release it under an appropriate free license.

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2019-03-19 08:45:21 -0500 answered a question How do I add an Icon Image

To add an image that's already on Wikipedia, follow the instructions on this training slide. You can adjust the image size once you're in the editing window.

2019-03-19 08:42:00 -0500 answered a question Missing "More" dropbox option to move sandbox article to mainspace

Until your account is autoconfirmed - until it is three days old and has at least 10 edits - you won't have that option.

2019-03-19 08:41:10 -0500 answered a question Can a "public domain, google-digitized" image be uploaded to Wikipedia?

An image whose copyright has expired can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

2019-02-15 08:49:13 -0500 answered a question Are there existing models to help students understand project expectations?

Questions like these are best handled by getting in touch with the Wikipedia student program manager by email. I have passed this onto her, and she will get in touch with you.

2019-02-15 08:41:22 -0500 answered a question How do I sign up with a class through a second account?

You can use the same enrollment link to sign up with your new account. Make sure that you are signed into your new Wikipedia account when you click the link, and it should take you through the process normally.

2018-12-05 12:49:49 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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

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2018-04-05 17:42:03 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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.