Orient yourself to the overall structure of the wiki by going to the HELP button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

The main idea to grasp is that there is a "view" mode and an "edit" mode for the wiki. Anyone can view the pages. But only invited "members" can edit the pages.

In order to edit, you need to first sign in with your personal ID and password combination (usually your asurite/password that you set at the beginning of the class).

Now, go to the horizontal string of options at the top right corner of the page. Click on the little box (has two intersecting lines) at the left end of the row (this is "wiki controls" icon). This activates the edit function. If you toggle this button, you will see a whole bunch of editing functions appear on the navigation menu at the right.

Let's say you want to make a link to the School of Art on your personal wiki page. Here are the steps:

1. Go to the class Directory by clicking on the link in the navigation menu at the right.
2. Go to your personal wiki page by clicking on your last name in the Directory.
3. Activate the "Edit Mode" by clicking on the Edit button on the upper right of your screen (has a pencil next to it).
4. You are now in "edit mode."
5. Type SCHOOL of ART somewhere on the page (insert your cursor and begin typing).
6. Try changing the size of the text by using the pull down cell in the edit menu at the top of the page. Change "normal" to "Heading 3." This will create a "bold" and slightly larger font.
7. Now, let's link that piece of text to the actual URL (universal resource locator--the web address) of the School of Art at ASU.
8. Highlight the text.
9. Click on the Link button at the top of the page.
10. Notice that it gives you three choices as to what you are linking to: A Page or File; Web Address; or Email Address. In this case we are linking to a web address, so you would click that option. Notice that the dialogue box changes to provide little cells for the address. Also, in most cases, you will want to check the box that says "new window" (otherwise, the school of art website would open--and be framed by--the class site...instead of a whole new window).
11. Type the address into the cell labeled Address. In the case of the school of art, this would be http://art.asu.edu
12. Finally, click on the Add Link button at the bottom right of the dialog box.
13. You're done!

OK, let's say you want to upload a file or image to the wiki. (You will need to do this if the file does not already exist as a webpage with a unique URL).

1. While in Edit Mode (remember to click on the "Edit" button in the upper right), go to the Navigation Menu to the right
2. Click on Pages and Files
3. Find the Upload Files button at the upper right and click on it. This will take you to another dialog box.
4. Select the Upload Files option to the left. Try uploading your CV to the wiki archive. Click the Add Files button at the bottom of the dialog box. This will allow you to browse to the file on your hard-drive or external drive. Your files are loaded once the blue arrow to the right of the file name turns into a green check. (Know that each file can only be 20 MB max.). Also, be sure to name the file something unique--such as "collins_cv.pdf" (NOT "cv.pdf"). This way you can do quick searches and ALSO not have your file overwritten by someone else's "cv"!
5. Make a link from a piece of anchor text on your personal wiki page to the file or image. Type your own version of this: "Dan Collins's Curriculum Vitae".
7. Highlight the text (click and drag), then select Link.
8. This time, instead of linking to an external URL, you will be linking to a file that you have uploaded.
9. In order to easily find the file on the wiki archive, click on the down arrow next to the Page Name. This will bring up a little cell where you can type the name of the file. Since all of the stuff I am uploading to the site starts with "collins_", I just type "collins." A list of files that starts with "collins" is delivered beneath cell. Select the desired file--in this case, "collins_CV_NSF_010114.pdf".
10. Click on the Add Link at the bottom of the dialogue window.
11. You're done!