Learn to Get Started With Your Wiki

Join us this Thursday July 9th at 11am PST for our Introduction to Wikispaces webinar. We’ll show you how to edit your wiki, teach you about the permissions and settings on your wiki, show you how to manage members on your wiki, and much more.

If you are new to wikis and are looking to do more with yours, we encourage you to attend. For more information and to register for the event, visit: http://wikispacesintro0907-4.eventbrite.com. We look forward to seeing you there.

Update: If you missed the event or would like to review what you learned, you can find a recording at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2009-07-09.0654.D.CA090BE1CFC3C94CF7321D6A717393.vcr.

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  1. Posted July 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I would like to participate but I will be with students ubtil 12:30 pm on this date

  2. TerenceFreedman
    Posted July 8, 2009 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Lunchtime introduction – still trying to find my way:
    where am I, how do i join a discussion, is this it, where do i find a structure, how do I let others know to join me?

  3. TerenceFreedman
    Posted July 8, 2009 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    It seems that I have arrived and am able to leave comments.

    Next I need some sort of search engine to locate wikis by keyword and maybe a thesaurus to cross reference them.
    One such keyword might be author name.

  4. Debbie
    Posted July 8, 2009 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Hi OKat,

    We will have a recording up shortly after the webinar so you can view that anytime you’d like. You will find the recording in the above blog post after the webinar.


  5. Debbie
    Posted July 8, 2009 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Hi TerenceFreedman,

    The comments you left are on the Wikispaces blog rather than on a specific wiki. If you send us an e-mail at help@wikispaces.com with a bit more information about what wikis you are looking for, the wiki you want to get the word out about, etc., we can help get you setup.


  6. forfar1
    Posted July 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I’d love to register but 11:00am PST is 4:00am in NSW Ausralia! (Don’t know if I can manage it – especially as tomorrow is last day for us schoolies here before winter holidays (vacation). Will register just in case but recorded option sounds good. Will this be easy to find? (Born in 60’s – needs to be EASY!)

  7. barbara
    Posted July 9, 2009 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    What is the maximum file size for an image posted in the wikispace? I am a muralist, and some of my image files are rather large. (35 MB for example) I could divide the image up into separate files but am trying to avoid doing that.

  8. GillyG1
    Posted July 10, 2009 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    I have only just received an invitation today and obviously missed the introduction to wikispaces webinar that was held yesterday. Will you be running anything like this again in near future?

  9. Posted July 10, 2009 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    My colleague Eirin and I are really looking forward to getting started.

    If anyone has any great tips for science based wikis, we’d love to hear from you.

    Are there any concordancing wikis to assist in viewing collocations?

    Cheers, annette

  10. Debbie
    Posted July 10, 2009 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Hi forfar1,

    The recording will be in the same blog post that you responded to. You’ll see a new line of text at the bottom with a link to the recording. Also here’s a direct link to the recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2009-07-09.0654.D.CA090BE1CFC3C94CF7321D6A717393.vcr

    We try to have our webinars at different times every month so that more people can attend them. Check our blog for announcements about new webinars.


  11. Debbie
    Posted July 10, 2009 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Hi Barbara,

    It depends on the plan your wiki is on. For example our free ad-supported Basic plan has a maximum file size of 10MB. Your images would be able to fit in our Super or Private Label plans which all support files larger than 20MB. You can find a full list of our plans and the cost of each on our pricing page here: http://www.wikispaces.com/site/pricing


  12. Debbie
    Posted July 10, 2009 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Hi GillyG1,

    Yes, we plan to have at least one Introduction webinar a month. We’ll post information about the webinars on our blog so keep checking back for new ones.


  13. Debbie
    Posted July 10, 2009 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Hi Annette,

    You can find some great examples of educational wikis on the following wiki, including examples of science class wikis: http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/


  14. Mary
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Hi I’m playing around trying to figure this thing out. Why does my name have a delete beside it on one of the pages hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

  15. Fisherman_Matthew_R_Gill
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    How do i start a blog on wiki spaces?

  16. TorresRosaly
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I will like to use this to start a family tress and have others contribute to it. Is this possible? How can I do it? where do I go to open a page and start including information I already have?

  17. Debbie
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mary,

    You might see a ‘remove’ or ‘delete’ link next to your username on the Manage Wiki – Members page. Only you and wiki organizers can see this link. It is there in case you want to leave the wiki or if someone needs to close the wiki temporarily.


  18. Debbie
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Fisherman_Matthew_R_Gill,

    Wikispaces is a wiki service. To start a wiki on Wikispaces please go to http://www.wikispaces.com and create an account. Once you create an account you can create a wiki and add information from your blog onto it. Also each wiki page you create has a discussion area so you can ask for comments on your page information just like you would on a blog entry.


  19. Debbie
    Posted July 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi TorresRosaly,

    Sure, that’s possible. You can also set the wiki so that only you and your family can view it. For a bit more information please send us an e-mail at help@wikispaces.com We can let you know how to set your wiki to Private and get it setup. To start you will need to go to http://www.wikispaces.com and create an account and a wiki.


  20. Keren
    Posted July 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm | Permalink


    How do I make a classroom website?

    Just joined but unclear,


  21. Alexis torres
    Posted July 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi there mi name is Alexis Torres, and i’m wondering if you all can add me to members so i can get started well. Ill appreciate it.

  22. Debbie
    Posted July 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi Keren,

    To create a classroom wiki please go to this page: https://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers


  23. Debbie
    Posted July 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi Alexis Torres,

    To create a Wikispaces account please go to http://www.wikispaces.com and fill out the Get Started information. Once you create an account, you can join wikis and create your own wikis.


  24. rachel.
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    how do i edit my wiki page? like i want to write some things on my page but i can’t figure out how to quite to that.

  25. Debbie
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rachel,

    To edit your wiki page you first need to go to http://www.wikispaces.com and sign in. If you created the wiki page yourself you just need to go to it and select the Edit tab or button on the page. If someone else created the page for you you might need to join the wiki the page is on first.


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