You asked, and we listened! Announcing the arrival of one of the most requested features of all time, this blog post explains how to use a Join Code to make joining a wiki easier for students.
Try it out and let us know what you think! Step by step directions below.
Here’s how to use a Join Code.
Go to Members at the top right of your page. Then you’ll see the Join Code option. Press Create Code.
Woo hoo! Now you’ve got yourself a 7-character code that lets other Wikispaces users join your wiki easily.
Then, your students can simply go to the address where they will be prompted to log in and automatically become members of that wiki. If the students do not have accounts yet, they can either go to your wiki address, or the Join Code address. They will then be prompted to create an account and also put in your Join Code. Then they will become a member of Wikispaces.com AND of your wiki!
If your students already have accounts, they will automatically become a member when they go to the Join Code page address you receive.
If your students just go to your wiki address, then they will be prompted to go to the “Join page” to input the code.
As a note, the code currently lasts one week and then you’ll need to add it again. You can also disable the code anytime you’d like. It shows up under “Members” as well as on the top of your wiki as long as it’s active.
We were excited to see it in practice at ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) this past month at Vicki Davis’ Wonderful World of Wikis hands-on session! Below, Eric from our team helps moderate the backchannel as dozens of eager educators used the join code to easily gain access to Vicki’s resource site!
Let us know how it goes in the comments below. Have you tried the Join Code feature yet? For what class? And how have your students liked it? We look forward to hearing from you!