Name Page Assignment

create a Name Page (or primary page) for yourself.

  1. Make sure your name is spelled correctly under the "Class List" section on our home page. If not, click on the 'edit' button and fix it. It is much easier to change now than after you have created the page and added content.
  2. Click on your name. The wiki will tell you that the page does not exist and ask you if you want to create it. You do. As soon as you click on 'create page' an edit box will appear.
  3. Start adding content. Remember to save frequently!

All of your work will be linked to this name page. Think of it like the preface and table of contents for a book.

In addition, this is a chance to start to work on creating a professional online persona and presence. How do you want to represent yourself to your classmates, teachers, future employers, and future university? Take this space to do that.

On your page you need:

  • an introduction. Tell us a little bit about yourself. For instance:
    • What are your hobbies?
    • What TV shows or movies do you like? Why do you like those shows or films?
    • Which books do you like? What do you like about them?
    • What are your high school, college, and career goals?
    • Where do you want to be in five years? Ten years? Twenty years?
    • If you could meet one famous person from any time in history, who would it be? What would you ask her or him?
  • headings to separate and draw attention to the different sections: Introduction, Links, Class Work, and any other section you might want to create.
  • a list of links to pages you like — things you are interested in.
  • a link to the Purdue OWL
  • A picture of yourself, your pet, your favorite brand of ice cream, or some other representation of you. Up to you, but keep it professional. Check out: How to Insert Images on this Wiki

The best way to learn how to use the wiki is to play around with it. Try bold, italics, headings, whatever. You won't break it.

If you need help, check out the First Time User page or the more detailed wiki syntax page.

To see how someone did something on a page, click the 'edit' button and see the code they used. Copy. Paste. Remix. Save.

If you have trouble, talk to me — either in class, or during my office hour on Tuesday from 1:45 - 2:30 in Decker.

Have these done by the end of class time on Thursday, June 16.

Then, look around at your classmates' pages and get to know each other.

Some examples

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