Adding Members to Your Wiki
Wikispaces offers easy ways to add new Members to your Classroom wikis.
First, let’s start with a quick refresher on some terminology.
A User is defined as anyone with a username and password for wikispaces.com. When you go to wikispaces.com and log in, you are signing into your User account. Anyone can create a User account for free.
When a User joins a wiki using one of the methods below, they become a Member of that wiki.
A single User can be a Member of any number of wikis on wikispaces.com.
Membership for your wiki can mean different things. If your wiki is Protected, all Users can view its content, but only Members will be able to edit. If your wiki is Private, only Members will be able to view and edit content. More information about permission settings can be found here.
Now let’s have a look at how to add new Members.
The Invitation Tool
A Wikispaces classic. Just use the + button next to the Members link and paste in the username or email address of the Users you would like to make Members of this wiki. It’s the perfect way to announce to a specific audience that your new wiki is up and running.
The Invite Code
A new tool for Organizers to add a group of new Members into their wiki in one swoop. Organizers can activate a temporary join code from their wiki’s settings area, pass out the code during their class or meeting so Users can navigate to the wiki and enter this code to become a Member of the wiki. More info can be found here.
The User Creator
If your students do not have Wikispaces User accounts, this tool will allow you to create them in bulk. The new accounts will already have a membership to your wiki when they sign in!
First, create a spreadsheet or list of the unique usernames, passwords and email addresses (the latter is optional) that you would like to use for your student roster and then:
Go to your wiki and click the Settings link.
Click the User Creator link
Select the appropriate wiki from the Which wikis do you want to add users to? drop down menu and click the +Add Another Wiki button for updating members on multiple spaces.
Paste in the usernames or upload the spreadsheet containing these usernames and click Continue.
Select the column containing users names. Do not worry about email addresses or passwords – there will be no changes made to existing accounts.
You will be notified about any errors (existing usernames, unaccepted characters, etc.). Make any appropriate changes, if needed.
Click Create Users
And for our Private Label and Campus users, you can automatically add memberships to existing Users from the Site Administration area and bypass the invitation process entirely.
The Wiki Details page
Go to Site Administration.
Click the Search link under the Wikis heading.
Search for the wiki you would like to add this user to.
Hover your mouse over the wiki name and click the Details link that appears.
Scroll down to Add a New Member. Type or paste in the username and click Add.