Koer wiki help

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ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ

KOER uses the MediaWiki 'visual editor' which makes editing as simple as working on a LibreOffice writer document. You can simply type, copy paste, insert images and other files, insert tables etc. like you would do in Writer. There is no need to remember wiki syntax, which was the case with the older method of editing called 'source editing'. Source editing continues to be available for editing KOER.

For the latest help on visual editing, click TOER Wiki Help

Contents

Visual editing - basic

Entering Text

Just type in text or copy paste from your existing text file (.doc or .odt) into the wiki page

Headings

Select the Heading type from the visual editor menu (pull down menu on 'Paragraph')

External Web link

When you want to link a page from outside the KOER website, (external link), select the text you want to insert a link to and then click on the 'link' icon in the menu or 'CTRL-K' to select 'external link'. Type in the external web link.

Internal Web link

Same process as for external link. Select 'Search Pages' and then type the page name. As you begin typing, you will get a pull down of pages that start with the letters typed.

Visual editing - advanced

In KOER, we upload text and mind maps, other resources are uploaded elsewhere and then linked/embedded on the koer using widgets-

  1. Geogebra files - Geogebratube
  2. Photos - slide show in Google Picassa
  3. Presentations - slide show in Slideshare
  4. Videos - Youtube or Vimeo
  5. Podcasts (audio files) - Yourlisten

Inserting image

Image:220px-Roots_chart.png

(do paste of your image from clipboard after Image:)

Resizing the image after inserting

to add

Inserting Table

Inserting image slide show

Inserting video

Youtube video can be embedded in KOER Video on Surds from Youtube

Syntax is:

{{#widget:YouTube|id=iTt3TVjsjuY}}

will be seen as


If you want to make the video appear as thumbnail, then syntax is: {{#ev:youtube| o3gN9wI_w64| 150| left}}

{{#ev:youtube| o3gN9wI_w64| 150| left}}

Inserting mindmap

Inserting slides

Inserting audio podcast

Math Formula

http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Math_Formula_on_Wiki

Uploading a Geogebra file on Geogebratube and embedding in KOER

Steps in uploading a Geogebra file to KOER

  1. Click on Upload a new file at left side or clike here
  2. Click on Browse and select you geogebra file to upload.
  3. Modify file name and Add description if needed.
  4. Click on upload file to finish the upload.

Steps in embedding a Geogebra file in KOER

  1. Open the ggb file in Geogebra
  2. Click on File -> Export As -> Dynamic Worksheet as webpage.
  3. Select Export as Webpage and Click on Advanced.
  4. From the dropdown below, choose Clipboard:Mediawiki and click on Clipboard.
  5. Now, the geogebra code will be copied. Paste the same into KOER wiki editor.
  6. Save KOER page to see the Geogebra applet running geogebra file.


Steps in uploading a Geogebra file

  1. Create a Geogebratube ID; you must login to upload material
  2. On the toolbar, click on Upload Material
  3. Choose File (browse for files on your computer) and then click upload
  4. It will display a progress bar for upload
  5. Provide explanations as necessary for students
  6. You should add any questions you want to ask in worksheet for students
  7. Click on “Continue Uploading”
  8. It will display a progress bar for upload
  9. Enter Title of file
  10. Enter other information for other teachers
  11. Choose language, target Age
  12. Definitely add tags to help search for file better - eg., chord, tangent, multiplication, etc
  13. You can determine whether the file should be publicly available
  14. Save the file

Creating pages and adding template

New page

To create a new page, type the following syntax in the address bar: http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/New_topic_to_be_created This will create a new topic page.

New activity

To add an activity to the topic, a new page must be created for each activity. The convention for naming pages is as below.

While creating activity page, give page name as topic name_concept name_activity1
eg. Permutations_And_Combinations_permutations_activity1

ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆ ಪುಟವನ್ನು ಸೃಷ್ಠಿಸುವಾಗ, ಪುಟದ ಹೆಸರು_ಬೋಧನಾಂಶದ ಹೆಸರು_ಚಟುವಟಕೆ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ
ಉದಾ:ಕ್ರಮಯೋಜನೆ_ಮತ್ತು_ವಿಕಲ್ಪಗಳು_ಕ್ರಮಯೋಜನೆ_ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆ1

Follow these steps On your topic page, next to the 'Activity 1', please type double open rectangular bracket "[[", followed by page name, followed by space, followed by concept name, followed by space, followed by 'activity1', followed by double close rectangular bracket "]]" eg, if page name is microorganisms and concept name is introduction, then to create the page for the first activity of this concept, please type [[microorganisms introduction activity1]]

To add template:

Once a page has been created, the content template must be added. The syntax is as follows:
{{subst:Math-Content}}
{{subst:Science-Content}}
{{subst:SS-Content}}

Once an activity page has been created, the activity template must be added to each page.

The syntax is as follows:
{{subst:Math-Activity}}
{{subst:Science-Activity}}
{{subst:SS-Activity}}


Cross referring English and Kannada KOER

On top of every English KOER Page give the link to its corresponding / equivalent Kannada KOER page For example on top of http://www.karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Economy_And_Government give [http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/index.php/ಅರ್ಥವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ_ಮತ್ತು_ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ]

On top of every Kannada KOER Page give the link to its corresponding / equivalent English KOER page For example on top of http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/index.php/ಅರ್ಥವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ_ಮತ್ತು_ಸರ್ಕಾರ give [http://www.karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Economy_And_Government See in English]

Useful reports from wiki

What changes have been made on any wiki page - and who has made them

At the bottom of each wiki page, the link 'history' is provided. Clicking this will give us all the changes made on that page, when it was made and who made it. Any changes made by mistake can be 'rolled back' or deleted.

To get the changes made on the entire KOER wiki, click on 'Recent changes' on the left frame

User list

To get a list of all the wiki editors, we can visit

Forgot password / cannot login

  1. Check if your user id is created, visit Special:ListUsers pages in the wiki and see if your id is there
  2. if user id not created, then write KOER@KarnatakaEducation.org.in and ask for a wiki id. Note that normally wiki id will be given in a training workshop
  3. If user id exists, but you have forgotten your password, then Click on Log in button
  4. Click on ' Forgotten your login details? ' and ENTER your WIKI ID
  5. WIKI will send a mail to the 'Connected email id', provided during the creation of the login-id
  6. Open your email. Click on the weblink in your email and you will connect to DIET WIKI
  7. Click on your wiki link
  8. Enter your wiki id and your NEW password to login. (keep this NEW PASSWORD CAREFULLY and do not lose it)
  9. You will see your id on the top right part of the screen

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Source editing

If you want to try different format tabling like merge table and for change width/hight of the table, go through table wiki help.

Inserting image slide show

You can embed a Picassa (Google photos) image slide show in KOER Using your gmail id, create a photo album on picassa (http://picasaweb.google.com). To learn how to upload photos on picasa, click here

{{#widget:Picasa |user=<put your gmail id which with you have created the album itfc.education@gmail.com> |album=<write your picasa album id here> |width=300 |height=200 |captions=1 |autoplay=1 |interval=5 }}

example

You can also insert a single image from picassa to the wiki. Click on the image on picasa, copy paste the url of the photo to wiki.

Please note that this depends on adobe flash and may not work on all modern web browsers.

Inserting video

Youtube video can be embedded in KOER Video on Surds from Youtube

Syntax is:

{{#widget:YouTube|id=iTt3TVjsjuY}}

will be seen as


If you want to make the video appear as thumbnail, then syntax is: {{#ev:youtube| o3gN9wI_w64| 150| left}}

{{#ev:youtube| o3gN9wI_w64| 150| left}}

Inserting mindmap

Syntax is: [[File:Assam_Technology_training_agenda.mm|Flash]]

Inserting slides

  1. You can insert slides from a ODP, PDF, PPT files using slideshare.
  2. Create an id for yourself on http://slideshare.net (this is very easy, like creating any id for any web service)
  3. Upload your file on http://slideshare.net
  4. Click on share file and select the 'embed code'
  5. From the embed code,pick out a number string

Syntax in KOER is:

slideshare, please use wordpress 8 digit code as in this e.g. - {{#widget:Iframe |url=http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/48241562 |width=450 |height=360 |border=1 }}

instead of {{#widget:Iframe |url=http://slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/MDPAyvmMvPtOgZ" |width=450 |height=360 |border=1 }}

{{#widget:Iframe |url=http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/29378973 |width=450 |height=360 |border=1 }}


where 29378973 is the number string.

Inserting audio podcast

  1. It is easier to create audio resources than video resources. Audio resources are very useful for language learning. They are a very useful complement to the usual print resources. While print resources support the 'reading/writing' skills, audio resources can support the 'listening/speaking' skills.
  2. You can record an audio resource on your smart phone or on your computer.
  3. You can edit the audio resource using a public software like audacity. Editing can reduce/remove unwanted sounds, add background music etc.
  4. The final audio clip can be uploaded on http://yourlisten.com and the link provided on KOER

Math Formula

http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Math_Formula_on_Wiki

Uploading a Geogebra file on Geogebratube and embedding in KOER

Steps in uploading a Geogebra file to KOER

  1. Click on Upload a new file at left side or clike here
  2. Click on Browse and select you geogebra file to upload.
  3. Modify file name and Add description if needed.
  4. Click on upload file to finish the upload.

Steps in embedding a Geogebra file in KOER

  1. Open the ggb file in Geogebra
  2. Click on File -> Export As -> Dynamic Worksheet as webpage.
  3. Select Export as Webpage and Click on Advanced.
  4. From the dropdown below, choose Clipboard:Mediawiki and click on Clipboard.
  5. Now, the geogebra code will be copied. Paste the same into KOER wiki editor.
  6. Save KOER page to see the Geogebra applet running geogebra file.


Steps in uploading a Geogebra file

  1. Create a Geogebratube ID; you must login to upload material
  2. On the toolbar, click on Upload Material
  3. Choose File (browse for files on your computer) and then click upload
  4. It will display a progress bar for upload
  5. Provide explanations as necessary for students
  6. You should add any questions you want to ask in worksheet for students
  7. Click on “Continue Uploading”
  8. It will display a progress bar for upload
  9. Enter Title of file
  10. Enter other information for other teachers
  11. Choose language, target Age
  12. Definitely add tags to help search for file better - eg., chord, tangent, multiplication, etc
  13. You can determine whether the file should be publicly available
  14. Save the file

Creating pages and adding template

New page

To create a new page, type the following syntax in the address bar: http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/New_topic_to_be_created This will create a new topic page.

New activity

To add an activity to the topic, a new page must be created for each activity. The convention for naming pages is as below.

While creating activity page, give page name as topic name_concept name_activity1
eg. Permutations_And_Combinations_permutations_activity1

ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆ ಪುಟವನ್ನು ಸೃಷ್ಠಿಸುವಾಗ, ಪುಟದ ಹೆಸರು_ಬೋಧನಾಂಶದ ಹೆಸರು_ಚಟುವಟಕೆ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ
ಉದಾ:ಕ್ರಮಯೋಜನೆ_ಮತ್ತು_ವಿಕಲ್ಪಗಳು_ಕ್ರಮಯೋಜನೆ_ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆ1

Follow these steps On your topic page, next to the 'Activity 1', please type double open rectangular bracket "[[", followed by page name, followed by space, followed by concept name, followed by space, followed by 'activity1', followed by double close rectangular bracket "]]" eg, if page name is microorganisms and concept name is introduction, then to create the page for the first activity of this concept, please type [[microorganisms introduction activity1]]

To add template:

Once a page has been created, the content template must be added. The syntax is as follows:
{{subst:Math-Content}}
{{subst:Science-Content}}
{{subst:SS-Content}}

Once an activity page has been created, the activity template must be added to each page.

The syntax is as follows:
{{subst:Math-Activity}}
{{subst:Science-Activity}}
{{subst:SS-Activity}}


Cross referring English and Kannada KOER

On top of every English KOER Page give the link to its corresponding / equivalent Kannada KOER page For example on top of http://www.karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Economy_And_Government give [http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/index.php/ಅರ್ಥವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ_ಮತ್ತು_ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿ]

On top of every Kannada KOER Page give the link to its corresponding / equivalent English KOER page For example on top of http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/index.php/ಅರ್ಥವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ_ಮತ್ತು_ಸರ್ಕಾರ give [http://www.karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/Economy_And_Government See in English]

Useful reports from wiki

What changes have been made on any wiki page - and who has made them

At the bottom of each wiki page, the link 'history' is provided. Clicking this will give us all the changes made on that page, when it was made and who made it. Any changes made by mistake can be 'rolled back' or deleted.

To get the changes made on the entire KOER wiki, click on 'Recent changes' on the left frame

User list

To get a list of all the wiki editors, we can visit

Forgot password / cannot login

  1. Check if your user id is created, visit Special:ListUsers pages in the wiki and see if your id is there
  2. if user id not created, then write KOER@KarnatakaEducation.org.in and ask for a wiki id. Note that normally wiki id will be given in a training workshop
  3. If user id exists, but you have forgotten your password, then Click on Log in button
  4. Click on ' Forgotten your login details? ' and ENTER your WIKI ID
  5. WIKI will send a mail to the 'Connected email id', provided during the creation of the login-id
  6. Open your email. Click on the weblink in your email and you will connect to DIET WIKI
  7. Click on your wiki link
  8. Enter your wiki id and your NEW password to login. (keep this NEW PASSWORD CAREFULLY and do not lose it)
  9. You will see your id on the top right part of the screen

Steps to use Wiki to create a web-site

  1. Identify the audience for the site - who do you want should see the site
  2. Collate the information you want to share through the site
    1. Information about the institution - plans, programmes, staff
    2. Detailed information about programmes - objectives, scope, approach, activities, status, challenges/risks, outcomes
  3. Try and collate information in different formats
    1. Text information, images/photos/pictures, videos, animations, existing web links
  4. Make a 'design' for your site - home page contents, other pages. This is similar to designing a home - based on needs, how many rooms and for what purpose. Good news is that you can always add pages to your wiki whenever you want, and add/modify/remove content, which is not so easily possible with a house!!
    1. Home page should be simple and clear. Avoid jazzy styles.
    2. No information should be too lengthy on home page. Use additional pages for providing details.
    3. Cluster/categorize information and provide it in pages based on such categories/clusters.
    4. Any page address (web link) should be provided either on the site home page, or on another page, based on relevance. This can help user to reach any page from the home page. Of course, user can reach a page just through the web address as well.