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2019-11-01 11:30:31 -0600 answered a question I think the Wikipedia article I want to work on was plagiarized from another website

Because Wikipedia content can be freely re-used, you will often find its content all over the web, which makes it difficult to identify plagiarized content in a Wikipedia article. Here are a few steps to help you decide.

First, examine the page carefully to see if it provides attribution. Often it will be buried down at the bottom of the page, or even concealed in a collapsed section. If it credits Wikipedia, you're probably safe.

Visit the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine at http://archive.org/web and enter the URL of the page you found. Go back to the earliest date that the page appears. Now open the History tab on your Wikipedia article and see what the article looked like just before the oldest version of the page on the Wayback machine. If they look identical, that's evidence in favor of the Wikipedia article being older. If they look different, skim through the history of the Wikipedia article since then. Do you see a large addition of text? Check out the diff - it's often easy to pin-point the process of copying because large blocks of text were added.

Sometimes it's hard to locate that point in the article's history where the text was added. You may need to gradually narrow it down by looking at the state of the article at different points in time. This might be a good time to contact the Wikipedia Expert assigned to your course to see if they can help with this.

If the Wikipedia article is older, you aren't safe yet - absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence. Not every page gets archived by the Wayback Machine when it's created. The Wikipedia Expert assigned to your course is always a good resource for help on this.

2019-11-01 11:11:48 -0600 asked a question I think the Wikipedia article I want to work on was plagiarized from another website

I found text from my assigned Wikipedia article on another website, and I don't know if it copied Wikipedia, or if my article was copied. I don't want to work on a plagiarized article, but I don't know how to tell.

2019-10-03 12:21:02 -0600 marked best answer Can I upload a CC-BY-NC image?

Can I upload a CC-BY-NC image?

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2019-10-03 12:20:43 -0600 marked best answer Can I upload a photo from Flickr?

Can I upload a photo from Flickr?

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2019-09-26 09:48:30 -0600 answered a question Where do the students write the draft of their articles? How do I assign the people to review?

The best place for student editors to draft their contributions is in their sandbox. This reply to a question outlines the process. We also have a pair of training modules for this - one for students working individually, and another for group work.

To assign your students articles to review, see this reply to a question. The process of having them assign themselves articles to review is outlined here.

2019-09-17 10:40:48 -0600 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 -0600 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 -0600 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 -0600 answered a question Stop email notifications?

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

2019-07-23 08:58:55 -0600 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 -0600 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 -0600 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 -0600 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 -0600 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 -0600 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 -0600 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 -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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