1. Creating a New Page
    1. If there is not a current page appropriate for the content you are adding, you can create a new page
    2. To create a new page, click the "new page" link in the upper right of box. This is available on any page of the wiki
    3. When you create a new page, it will ask you to give the page a title. Give the page an appropriate title that describes the purpose of the page.
    4. You can also add "tags," which are keywords that make finding the page via the wiki search box easier as the wiki grows.
    5. Please be sure to edit the table of contents page by placing a link to your new wiki page in the appropriate place. This will make the page easier to find via the table of contents. See section 3, point 1 for help oninserting links to the wiki.
    6. Please see below for various information and tips on editing a page
  2. Editing an Existing Page
    1. If you want to make edits to an existing page, click on the "EDIT" button on the upper right corner of the page you are viewing
    2. This will make the page editable, and bring up a rich text editing toolbox
    3. From the rich text box, you can see typical font tools such as bold, itallic, underline, along with a button with a T and an easel on it, the "style text" button. That button allows for further style edits.
    4. If you click the style text button, this will open a window allowing you to change font, size, color and allignment of text. This can be done when you start an edit, or you can select blocks of text to edit.
    5. There are buttons next to that than can be use to create bulletted or numbered lists.
  3. Inserting links
    1. You can create links in the wiki by clicking the "link" box at the top of the page editor. The first option is "wiki link," which will allow you to link to any page within the wiki. From the drop down menu, select the title of the page you want to link to. Add a description of the link to the "link text" box: this text is what will appear as clickable on the wiki itself. When finished, click "add link" and your link will appear.
    2. To add a link to an external website (not on wikispaces), click the "External Link" tab at the top of the popup that appears after clicking the "link" box. From there, you can copy the URL you want to link to in the "Address" box and add a description of the link via the "link text" box.
  4. Inserting files
    1. To insert a file, click on the "File" button next to the "Link" button.
    2. A popup editor will open. From there, you have to first upload your file. To do this, click "upload file" in the upper right of the popup: this will open a window that allows you to select a file from your computer to upload.
    3. Once you've selected the file, click "open" and the file will upload to wikispaces. Once the green bar has gotten to the end, your file has been uploaded.
    4. Once your file has been uploaded, it will be stored on wikispaces. This file can be used on as many pages as you want and only needs to be uploaded once.
    5. To find a recently uploaded file, change the "show" dropdown on the right side of the popup from "All files" to "My recent uploads;" which will show only files uploaded recently by you rather than all files uploaded by everyone.
    6. Change the "click to" box on the left to "link to file" or "embed file", depending on your preference.
    7. Linked files look like this: Detailed_info_about_experimental_labs.pdf
    8. Embeded files look like this:
    9. Once you've set this, click your file name on the left side of the popup and it will automatically be inserted into the wiki.
  5. Inserting a widget
    1. Widgets allow for you to embed things such as videos, calendars, spreadsheets, slideshows, etc. directly into the wiki
    2. To insert a widget, click the "Widget" button on the top of the editor.
    3. This will bring up a popup window to insert the widget.
    4. From there, select the type of widget you wish to embed on the left side of the screen.
    5. Each selection will give you an option of what service to use to add a widget. Click on the desired service (for example, Flickr or Youtube)
    6. Once you've selected the service, the widget itself provides detailed instructions on how to add the widget.
  6. Saving the page
    1. When you are done editing, you can click "preview" to view the page in its updated form. From there, you can "save" to publish the page, or you can "continue editing" to make more changes or cancel.
    2. Click "cancel" to revert all changes made to the previous version of the page (prior to your edits)
    3. Click "save" to save your changes and publish the page
  7. Viewing changes and reverting edits
    1. Clicking on the "history" link at the top of any page will allow you to see who has edited each page and view previous versions.
    2. From the history link, if you click on the link under "Date" you can review the change that was made.
    3. Any change can easily be reverted by clicking on the link for an older version. Once you have clicked the link of the date for an edit, you can click "Revert to this version" to change the page to the previous version. This could be useful if you accidentially save changes you did not mean to make.