Using a Campus Pack Wiki

Wikis allow students in a space to collaborate, edit and comment on basic web pages. Wikis can support group work and peer review with shared text, links and media. 

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Below are the steps of this guide:

 

Step One: Navigate to the Content page


1. Login to VU Collaborate and go to the space. Click Content to view all modules.

 

Unit space home screen with Learning Space on the navbar selected

 

2. Navigate to the wiki that you previously created.

Note: If you haven't created a wiki yet, see Creating a Campus Pack Wiki

Within the Learning Space of the unit, the appropriate module and wiki item created is selected

 

Step Two: Add a Page to Campus Pack Wiki


It is a good idea to set an example for students by adding the first page to the wiki.

 

1. Locate the Add New Page button in the wiki you have selected. If it's a brand new wiki, the main content area should feature this option.

 

the main wiki content area. Text reads: There are no new pages in this wiki. Click Add New Page to get started. A button underneath the text reads Add New Page

 

2. This will open up a new page. You can add a Title, body Text and other content here; including images, links and media.

Note: If you want to add a video, the file must be an MP4 format.

Campus Pack Wiki creation screen with New Page region and description space below highlighted

 

3. When you have finished adding everything, click Save to save your changes.

 

close up of the Save and Cancel buttons present at the bottom of the page editor

 

Step Three: Editing a Wiki Page


You can edit a page anytime to add more content, or fix errors.

 

1. Click the page you wish to edit in the Campus Pack Wiki to open it up.

2. In the upper right-hand corner of the page, click Edit button.

 

close up of the upper right hand part of the screen, where the Edit and Delete buttons sit underneath the tags and settings options in the main wiki navigation bar

 

3. Make the changes you want using the steps from before to change the Title and content in the page. Once you are satisfied, remember to click Save.

 

Step Four: Viewing Contributors and Activity


If you scroll to the bottom of the wiki, you will find the Page Contributors and Activity tabs.

These show who has contributed to the page, what they edited or added, and when they did it.

 

The contributors and activity tabs as present in the main wiki area

 

1. To add or remove students or other users to the wiki as Authors, Viewers or Owners, click Settings and select Permissions.

 

close-up of the dropdown that appears when settings is clicked. Several options are listed and Permissions is highlighted

 

2. In permissions, there are three defined roles - Owners, Authors, and Viewers. By default, all students enrolled in the space will be able to add and edit pages as Authors.

 

The Permissions area with the Authors tab selected. Text under the selected tab reads: Authors are the actual participants who can make new pages and edit content, plus a clickable link in parantheses (Customize)

 

3. To add or remove any of these roles, make changes in this panel and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click Save & Exit to make your changes final.

 

The save and exit button

 

You're now on your way to using a Campus Pack Wiki for student engagement and activities. 

 


Further Support

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Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.