These instructions will help you to share your resources, materials, thoughts, and ideas with other people who visit this space.



To Add Text


Click on the page to which you wish to contribute content. Click on the Edit This Page link. Type your content into the white box that appears. Click the Save button in the upper, right-hand corner of the box.

To Add Links


Click on the page to which you wish to contribute content. Click on the Edit This Page link. Type your content into the white box that appears. Highlight the part of the text that you want to be hotlinked. Click on the picture of the globe with the chain link on it. When the pop-up window appears, click the External Link button and then type (or copy and paste) your link into the box beside it. Click the OK button in the pop-up window. Click the Save button on the page.

To Add Images or Files


Click on the Edit This Page link above. Click on the picture of the palm tree. Click the Browse button and find the image or file you want to use. Click the Upload button. Click in the large white box next to wherever you want your image or file to appear, then when the file icon appears in the little pop-up window, double-click it. A file name in brackets should appear on the page. Now close the little pop-up window and click the Save button in the upper, right-hand corner of the large white box. The file should now be downloadable for anyone who views the page. Please do not upload anything that is copyrighted without written permission from the copyright owner (this includes images)!

To Add Video


Open a browser window and go find the video you want to use. Look for the word "Embed" on the page. Copy all the code next to the word embed (on a PC, Control + c; on a Mac, Apple + c). Now bring up the MSUGrads wiki in a browser window. Go to the page where you want to add content. Click on the Edit This Page link. Click on the picture of the T.V. Paste the code you copied into the white box of the pop-up window that appears (on a PC, Control + v; on a Mac, Apple + v). Click the Save button of the pop-up window. Now click the Save button of the page.

To Add a New Page (or to link to a page that already exists on the wiki)


Click on the page to which you want the new page to be linked. Click on the Edit This Page link. Type the title of your new page into the white box that appears. Highlight the title. Click on the picture of the globe with the chain link on it. When the pop-up window appears, click the Wiki Link button and then type the name of your page into the box (keep it short or it messes up lots of things that are time-consuming to fix), or use the drop-down arrow to select a page that already exists on the wiki. Click the OK button in the pop-up window. Click the Save button on the page.

To Start a New Discussion


Click on the category of the kind of discussion you want to start. (Use the Home category for general discussion items. Use the MSUGrads page for urgent items that require an immediate response.) Next, click the Discussion tab at the top of the page. Type the subject of your message into the Subject box and the content of your message into the large, white box. To make your post easier for others to find, type key words that describe the content of your post into the Key Words box at the top of the page (this step is optional). Now, click Post.

To Sign Your Posts


Type ~ 3 times. Click the Save button. Your avatar will appear like this: - chericem1 external image chericem1-sm.jpg

For Additional Help


Contact one of the College of Education's Innovation with Technology in Education Consultants (iTecs) if you need additional assistance.