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What Is It?
Wikispaces is a site that allows users to share information by creating a wiki that is visible by other members.
, which allows for any person to edit your wiki,
, which allows only people that you accept to edit your wiki, and
, which does not allow for anyone but you to edit the wiki, help users control their accounts.
There are also types of wikispaces accounts called
accounts that allow organizations to promote their own business, but this type requires payments of up to $1,000 a year. However, organizations that pay for their memberships have access to special features such as unlimited wikis, incorporating their logos and other tools that let their wikis feel like a personalized website.
The more common type of wiki account is for
that use wikis for personal interests, schools, etc. No payment is needed fo these users and they have access so many similar tools that make creating and managing a wiki simple.
Here is a tutorial that covers the basics of wikispaces.
Your Account Page
is basically your home page.
It contains you
, which is a list of shortcuts to some your wikis. You can regulate the list and also, by clicking on the action tab you can control major changes of those wikis (for example deleting a wiki).
it contains a preview of your
. With wikispaces comes your own personal email that allows you to send private messages to other members. You can access your mail from the preview on your dashboard, the mail tab at the top of your account page, and by clicking on the envelope at the top of your screen.
it contains a section that allows you to view any wikis that you are
, or keeping track of.
it contains links to the wikispaces blog that contains the most recent
it contains links to the wikispaces official email and other places where you can stay connected to your wikispaces
Your account page also has a tab where you can view
where you can chnage all the basic settings for your account, wikis, etc.
Starting and Managing a Wiki
Name your wiki and choose if you want it to be public, protected, or private (see top for explanation)
Click on the edit button at the tope right to put your own content on this page.
To invite new members, click on
To change your wiki's colors or theme, click on
Look and Feel
To set who can view and edit your wiki, click on
Editing Your Wiki
When you begin your wiki click "edit" at the top right of your page
you can input any text you would like
you can format the text just like on microsoft word
you can also add other features to your wiki
You can make these same changes to other peoples wikis if they ar eset to public or you have joined the wiki and requested access
Searching For Other People's Wiki's
Go to the wikispaces
Type in your search
A search result page that looks similar to Google will be displayed
Click on the result you want
This is a good way to do research as well as share information
Editing Other People's Wiki's
First you have to check if the page is protected or not
If the page is not protected you are free to edit (See picture of "Welcome to the Humboldt Dogs")
If the page is protected you must request to join the wiki ( see picture of "Sea Dogs" wiki)
More Sources of Information on Wikispaces
Click on the source you want to access:
wiki tours videos
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"