A Meta Wiki

Defining Meta [edit]

Meta adj.

(of a creative work) referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.

Meta means about the thing itself. It's seeing the thing from a higher perspective instead of from within the thing, like being self-aware.

e.g. Making a movie about the film industry isn't meta. Making a movie about making movies is.

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The Meta Wiki?

  • This Wiki is designed to teach students how to use a Wiki.
  • This Wiki is inside a Moodle Course designed to teach students how to use a Moodle Course.

Creating Wiki Pages [edit]

Navigate to various instructions on using Wikis by using the following links:

Adding a page

Commenting on a page

Reviewing Edit History

Prompting Engagement

Add your own practice pages below this line

e.g. new page

Creating a Table of Contents [edit]

When entering text into a Wiki Main Page you can use headings to create a table of contents for a single page view. This function does not work on Wiki sub-pages.

Locating Headings (medium)

Headings can be found under the headings dropdown in the text-editor menu:

Ordering Headings (small)

Make sure you keep your headings consistent and select your headings in order. For example, if you are using Medium headings for the top of all your major sections, you should never put a Large heading underneath a Medium heading. 

Small heading under a Medium heading will create a sub-heading/sub-chapter.

Editing Headings-Based Content (medium)

Content under a heading can be individually edited by selecting the edit link which appears beside the top-most heading of the section.

Using Headings as a Page Links List [edit]

Instead of just leaving your pages as simple front page links, you can create your links using headings so they build out the table of contents. For example: 

Adding a Page

This link will take you to instructions on creating a new Wiki Page.

Commenting on a page

This link will take you to instructions on commenting on a Wiki Page.

Reviewing Edit History

This link will take you to instructions on reviewing the edit history of a Wiki Page

Prompting Engagement

Visit this page to learn about ways you can encourage your peers to add pages, edit content, and otherwise engage with your work!