Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Tips and tricks: Group work in wikis

You could use a wiki all by yourself: You could use it to publish your work, or post your links, or keep your notes accessible and organized. You could run a solo wiki and it would still be a pretty valuable tool — but you wouldn’t be getting nearly as much out of it as […]

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Tips and tricks: Add footnotes to a page

Let’s say you’ve assigned your students a research project, and, when they’re done, they are supposed to post the paper to the wiki. They can link right to any of their online sources, of course. And any embedded videos or widgets will probably include a link back to their origin. But what about their offline […]

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Have you ever tried to change the permissions on a file, embed a widget, or copy a page? Have you ever tried to explain it to someone else? I know I have, both on this blog and over on our help wiki. And the truth is, sometimes it’s just much, much easier to show than […]

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Tips and Tricks: Using your Recycle Bin

You’ve been working hard on your wiki. Over the past few months — or year, or years — you’ve been adding files, tweaking copy, embedding videos. And now it’s just about perfect. But, one day, your finger slips, and you delete your carefully crafted home page. Oh no! What can you do now? Well, not […]

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Tips and tricks: Life without tabs

Earlier this month we released a new user interface for Wikispaces that transformed your tabs into page buttons. But never fear: all the familiar tools are still there, they just look a little different. Global Navigation These are the elements that stay at the top of the page, no matter where you go in Wikispaces. […]

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