How To Edit A Topic

Putting together the meat of a topic through both your lecture notes, your reading of the book and through other sources is will be the the most important task as this wiki gets started. Lets assume that you have read the How to Edit Pages link in the side bar, played around in the sandbox and are ready to move on.

The first step is to find where your notes fit in the class outline. Either go to the outline link on the left side bar, the Course Outline link in the drop down box on top or just follow this link. What you will find is my outline of the course.

Click on the link for the topic you will be adding. Topics in blue already have pages created. Topics in red do not. Please don't click on the red links. The instructor still needs to provide the framework for the topic.

Click on the appropriate blue link, take a look at the page and see if it has headings.

This is a heading

If it does that means that the instructor has been through and set up a structure for this page, which is a good thing. It also means that it is easy to have many students editing the same page but different sections. One of the things that happens when you are editing a page is that it is locked so that no one else can modify the page while you are working. That means that if you are working on a whole page that nobody can work on the page with you.

To get around this limitation go down to the bottom of the page where it says "options". Clicking that link will give you some options, one of which is, "edit sections". Clicking that link will allow create a new set of edit links along the left and allow you to edit those sections one at a time leaving others to edit the other sections. You can even try it with this page.

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