This page documents the Wikipedia training days run for students of the oral health program at La Trobe University. The objective is to provide students with the fundamentals enough to get started on editing Wikipedia articles relating to oral health, to demonstrate academic critical reasoning.
Dumisani Ndubane taking about his use of Wikiversity for electrical engineering
Mike Cline talking about how he uses Wikipedia to extend his outdoor pursuits
Veteran maths teacher, Poongothai Balasubramanian uses Wikipedia to extend her teaching
Ganesh Paudel explaining how Wikipedia can be created in all languages
Founder, Jimmy Wales explaining the beginnings, and his role today
The Wikipedia Cheatsheet
Welcome to Wikipedia
Ten Simple Rules
Using talk pages
This one-page quick reference helps you to remember the most frequently used wiki markup commands.
This 17-page guide covers creating a user account, editing basics, communication, and how articles evolve and are evaluated, and includes a quick reference to help you to remember frequently used wiki markup.
describes the types of images that can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and how to add an image to a Wikipedia article.
This editorial from PLoS Computation Biology focuses on how to contribute effectively as an expert, and is great for setting expectations before students begin editing.
Handout for Wikipedia Education Program participants teaching them how to use talk pages
How to add references
Introduction to free licenses
Choosing an article
Assessing for quality
Citations are critical to make content on Wikipedia reliable. Here’s how to cite sources in the articles on which you are working.
This is a handout briefly explaining how to add references to Wikipedia.
This brochure helps you understand the basic concepts of free licenses, as well as terms like "CC-by-SA" and "public domain".
A printable 1-page handout with advice for choosing articles for Wikipedia editing assignments.
This reference guide covers specific steps you can take to get the most out of Wikipedia, as well as a look at how its quality system works.
Covers how to avoid plagiarizing on Wikipedia.
Starting a sandbox article
Basic editing: bold and links
How to use a watchlist
How to use talk pages
How to start an a sandbox page to play around with wiki markup or start an article draft (2m 11s)
How to use the most basic features of wiki markup to create bold text and links to other pages (3m 37s)
How to use a watchlist to keep track of pages you are interested in or have edited (2m 10s)
How to interact with other editors using talk pages, including article talk pages and user talk pages (2m 30s)
Basic editing: citing sources
Citing sources with RefToobar
Uploading files to Wikimedia Commons
How to add citations using "ref" tags (2m 3s)
How to use the 'Cite' tool for inserting automatically formatted references (2m 24s)
Uploading files such as images to Wikimedia Commons, using the upload wizard (2 min 48 sec)
A demonstration, recorded live, of how to create a Wikipedia article (7 min 50 sec)
A look at how to assess the shortcomings of an article and improve it (4m 22s)
An exploration of the standard article assessment system, with examples of each quality level (11m 30s)
A trip through the history of an article, from humble beginnings to Good Article status (6m 25s)
Wiki markup quick reference – This one-page quick reference (included in the Welcome to Wikipedia brochure) helps you to remember the most frequently used wiki markup codes.
References – This handout explains why references are important, what the expectations for sourcing on Wikipedia are, where to place references, and the basics of adding "ref" tags.
Reference formatting – This handout explains in more detail how to create footnotes for citing sources, and how to cite the same source multiple times.
How to get help – explains the recommended way to get help and feedback for classes supported by Wikipedia Ambassadors: by posting on their course talk page and notifying their mentor. It also includes a glossary of additional help resources students might use.
Plagiarism – explains what plagiarism is on Wikipedia—including "close paraphrasing"—in addition to why and how to avoid it.
Manypedia – a tool for comparing a specific Wikipedia page from a language edition Wikipedia (for example, English) with its equivalent page on another language edition Wikipedia (for example, Arabic), exploiting automatic translation and additional statistics about both pages such as number of edits and editors.
WikiTrip – a tool for visualizing the animated evolution in time of two kinds of information about the Wikipedians who edited the selected page: their location in the world and their gender.