WGST 112 @USask

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Welcome to the Wiki created by and for students in Dr. Josh's sections of Women's & Gender Studies 112 at the University of Saskatchewan. This site has three types of posts:
1) Feminist Knowledges, where students will summarize key ideas, terms, and units from the course;
2) Analyze This!, a page containing student's critical takes on art and culture; and
3) Homegrown Research, a space for students to share their own projects conducted as part of the First Year Research Experience (FYRE) program at USask.

For Students:
Each of your study cluster's three assigned write-ups already have pages created for them - you just need to navigate to the proper page, and select "Edit this Page" in the top menu to add and edit content. At the end of term you'll need to create a new page on the wiki to share the findings of your research project. You can do this by typing in the name of your project, followed by "Homegrown Research" (just like the other pages have "Feminist Knowledges" or "Analyze This!" appended to their titles).

First thing's first: to collaborate on this wiki, you'll receive an email from Dr. Josh (to your USask email account) which will invite you to join the site as a member. You will need to have a WikiDot account to collaborate, and if you don't have one, the invitation email will provide information on how to register.

When you edit a page, you'll see that WikiDot includes tools to format your text properly without your needing to know coding. For more info on editing pages through WikiDot's "How To" Pages. For example:

  • To use format features like bold, italic, or underline, simply type your text out, then highligh the section you want to change and choose the appropriate button (bold, etc.) from above the editing text box.
  • To add a hyperlink, move your cursor to the place you want to insert it, and click on the "URL link" button above, which will auto-populate a space in the text itself for you to paste in the link and write out the text you want highlighted as the hyperlink (which you could make the name of the website you're linking to, or part of the sentence you're writing for a more integrated link). You can also use the "URL link wizard" button to bring up a pop-up menu that will talk you through the information needed to add a URL directly into your page.
  • The "page link wizard" button works the same way as the URL link ones.
  • Choose the "insert image wizard" button to add a picture to your page either via a URL to a website the image is hosted on or by uploading an image from your computer (please keep file sizes minimal where possible to conserve storage space).
  • To embed a video from YouTube or another video hosting site the same way all the "Analyze This!" videos are already in their pages, follow these steps:
    • Place your cursor where you want to embed the video in your page, and type the following (without the quotation marks around it and with no spaces between the brackets and letters on either end - they've been added to let the text show up here instead of trying to embed a video into this page): "[[ embedvideo ]]
    • Go to the video you want to embed on its home website. For ease, let's assume it's YouTube. Under the video click on the "Share" button. in the list of options that appears, click "Embed."
    • Copy the text that appears next to the video after you click "Embed"
    • Return to the Wiki page you're editing. After "[[ embedvideo ]]" hit the space bar once, then paste in the code you copied from YouTube (by right-clicking and selecting paste, or pressing apple+v on a mac or ctrl+v on a pc).
    • Press space once after the copied code, then type (minus the quotation marks) "[[/embedvideo]]". It's important that the slash goes this direction!
    • Continue with the post's text: your video will now be embedded.
  • To create a list with bullets or numbering, select the appropriate button above the text box, then replace the text "list item" that appears with your desired text. Hit enter to move on to the next bullet/number like you would in a word processor. When you're done with the list, hit enter after your last item, then delete the symbol that appears at the start of the line and go back to typing in normal text (example: bullets are represented by the star/asterisk symbol, "*", while numbers are reprsented by the pound/hashtag symbol, "#").
  • You can even add a bibliography to the end of your page, and have linked references to individual items if you're feeling really fancy, via the "bibliography block" and "bibliography citation" buttons.
  • If you have HTML experience you're welcome to explore the more advanced options such as inserting HTML code for things like widgets, video players, etc. This is NOT required of anyone.

To create a new page:

  1. Sign in to your wikidot account and go to the course wiki homepage
  2. In the left-hand menu, locate the text-entry box under the word “Pages” with a button labeled “New Page” next to it (not to be confused with the search box!)
  3. Type the title of your new page (ie the title of your research paper write-up) into the box, then click “New Page”
  4. A new screen will load that will let you create a new page - it should have your title pre-populated in the Title box, and a text-entry box below it. Put your write-up text into that box, then use the formatting options (bold, italic, hyperlink, etc.) to customize your text
  5. When you’re satisfied, click the “Save” button and the page will post to the wiki
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