Using Projects as Personal Student Workspaces

Our Projects feature is designed to let teachers easily create member teams in their wiki. However, it’s flexible enough to be used to create Student Workspaces as well.

With a personal workspace, your students can:

  • Submit assignments privately
  • Work on their own project, at their own pace
  • Receive personal feedback from their teacher
  • Keep a record of their progress

Creating Student Workspaces is easy. You can use a spreadsheet to create a list of members and team names, and then assign members to their personal space:

  1. Go to your wiki’s Members page.
  2. At the bottom of the Members list, you’ll find a download button that allows you to download your Members spreadsheet:
  3. Members Page

  4. After saving the spreadsheet, open it on your computer.
  5. Remove the Members and Type columns, as well as any organizers that show up on the list. Remove the “Name” header on Column A.
  6. Copy all usernames to column B, making sure your copied names (i.e. the Project Team names) align with their respective usernames. The result should look like this:
  7. Spreadsheet

  8. Save your spreadsheet as a CSV file and navigate to your wiki’s Projects page by clicking on the Projects icon at the top of any page.
  9. Click on Create Project and assign a name to your new project (e.g. “Student Workspace”).
  10. Next, click on Add Teams, select “Upload a spreadsheet with usernames and team names”, click on “Browse” and choose the username CSV file you’ve created.
  11. Make sure all Team permissions are set to Private, to make sure only organizers have access to these personal spaces, as well as the members assigned to their respective spaces.
  12. That’s it! You should now have a Student Workspace Project, with each student listed in their respective Team box:
  13. TeamBoxes

  14. Once your Project is ready, students will find a link to their personal space directly on your wiki’s Navigation Bar:

Buster

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