New Wiki Contributor

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Logging In

To log in to edit or add to pages it is as simple as clicking the login tab above. When clicked it will bring you to a login page.

Once there it will ask for a username and password. The username will be the same as you use to login to Blackboard as well as the password. Leave the domain as WILDCAT.

Click OK and it will have logged you in.

Create a user profile

On the main page, in the toolbox links, on the left side of the page, click on the special pages link. In the Users and rights section select the User list link. Click on your username. If no page currently exists for your username, click the create tab at the top. Introduce yourself. Include your name, what year you are in (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), and your major.

User scratchpad / development area

You can use your user page as a scratchpad to test out any of the wiki formatting techniques and see how they work. Once you are comfortable with what you want to contribute, you can paste the text from the edit screen of your user profile to the edit screen of the intended page.

General guidelines

When edits are committed, a brief summary must be submitted (it shows in 'history'), along with the type of edit (minor, etc.).

Each wiki article must have at least one category label. Wiki administrators create and manage categories. Use from existing categories. If none is suitable, contact an administrator.

How to edit a wiki article?

Wiki Editing Basics gives details on the syntax for editing pages. Although most of HTML will work, it's easier to use the wiki markup because it does most of the formatting work for you.