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With a wiki (Hawaiian for quick), much like an online encyclopaedia, you can easily create articles and content and edit them with other users.

Users like to use the wiki, for example, for the following application scenarios:

  • as a glossary or index of a course
  • as an aid to certain course topics
  • as a discussion forum with advanced features
  • as a publicly accessible repository for all kinds of text and articles (e.g. to submit tasks)

Within a wiki, each user can create new articles, edit existing articles, link articles with each other, and discuss articles with other users. The articles can be formatted using the wiki syntax (typography, headings, lists, links). It is also possible to insert images , audio files, as well as mathematical formulas in LaTeX format.

Content

Usage: Learners' View

Overview

In the upper area of the wiki, you will find the functions to subscribe to a wiki and to create articles as well as the File management .

The left navigation area shows the wiki menu. The tutor can alter the menu and provide selected articles for quick access. In addition, you have access to all categories in the wiki and the history of your recently viewed articles.

In the middle section, you can see the wiki content. Using the tabs above the page, you can edit the article , engage in discussions on this article, and view the history .

The tutor can assign various rights for the wiki. The displayed functions and areas depend on these settings.

Functions for users

As a user, you can use the following functions in a course element of the type Wiki :

You can be assigned extended rights by a course supervisor. These rights will make additional functions, such as creating and editing posts, available to you.

Upper page area

Subscribe

You can subscribe to course elements to get automatically informed about changes.

 How to do that?

To subscribe to a course element, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the relevant course and go to the desired course element.
  2. Click the Subscribe button in the upper right corner of the course element view.

Example: Subscribing to a course element File discussion

Subscribe to course element

 

 

3. If you have already subscribed to this course element, you will see the button Unsubscribe. Click this button if you want to cancel the subscription.Unsubscribe button

For further information about the general configuration options for receiving notifications, refer to the page Subscriptions and notifications.

Create article

To create a new wiki article, proceed as follows:

 How to do that?
  1. Open the course element Wiki or the relevant wiki resource.
  2. Enter the title of the wiki page to be created in the text field in front of the button Create article.

    Be aware that titles cannot be used twice. In the event of two identical titles, the author will receive a warning from the system.

  3. Click on Create article.

Create wiki article

4. You will automatically be taken to the editing mode of the new wiki page. Now enter the content of the article in the text field.

.

Editing mode of a wiki article

5. To finish off your content, you have several options:

  • Save: Select this button to save your article. You will remain in the editing mode.
  • Save and display: Select this button to save the content of your article and to display it in the user view. You will automatically exit the editing environment.
  • Show preview: Select this button to preview the article from the user's perspective. The current processing status of the article will be displayed below the edit window.
Save your wiki article

File management

The file management allows you to provide images and other files for the entire wiki. The added files can also be accessed by other users and integrated into articles.

Open file management

To open the file management area, click on the File management button in the upper part of the wiki.

Please note that this button will only be visible to you if you have the right to create and edit wiki pages.

The file management area comprises the following functions:

Create and upload files
 How to do that?

To create and upload files, proceed as follows:

1

Open the course element Wiki.

 

Open file management
2Click the File management button in the upper right corner.
3

An overview of all included files opens.

 

 

Create file and upload file icon
4Select the create file or upload icon.
5Upload the desired files.
6

The uploaded files are now listed in the file overview.

Uploaded file in the file management
Download files
 How to do that?

To download files, proceed as follows:

1

Open the course element Wiki.

Open file management
2Click the File management button in the upper right corner.
3

An overview of all included files opens.

Select files
4Select the files you wish to download by ticking the checkboxes next to them.
5Click on the download icon.Download files
Delete files
 How to do that?

To delete files, proceed as follows:

1

Open the course element Wiki.

Open file management
2Click the File management button in the upper right corner.
3

An overview of all included files opens.

 

Select files
4Select the files you wish to delete by ticking the checkboxes next to them.
5

Click on the delete icon.

Delete icon

Navigation pane (on the left):

Index

Displays all linked wiki articles.

From A to Z

Displays all wiki articles in alphabetical order.

Categories

Displays all categories of the open wiki resource in alphabetical order. Clicking on a category entry will display all wiki pages that have been assigned to given category.
 Open an existing category ...

To open an existing category, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the course element Wiki.
  2. Click on Categories in the navigation on the left.
3. An overview of all categories is displayed. The entries are listed in alphabetical order.Opened categories section
4. Click on a category to view all articles associated with it. The articles are also arranged in alphabetical order.Wiki articles referenced in a category

Last change

Displays a list of recently opened wiki articles. Via the link in the displayed entries, the respective wiki pages can be opened.

Recently viewed

Displays a list of recently opened wiki articles. A maximum of five entries are displayed.


Middle area

Article

This tab displays the content of an article. If you are the author of the article, you will see the button Add artefact on the right. This button allows you to add the article as an artefact to your ePortfolio.

Edit article

This tab opens the editor view of the selected article.

It will only be visible if you have editing rights within the wiki. You can then create new articles in the wiki and edit existing ones.

You have the following editing options:

 Edit wiki article ...

Open article content for editing

You can edit and enhance existing wiki articles at any time. 

 Edit wiki article ...

To edit the content text of an article, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the desired article (for example using the button From A to Z, which will show all entries in alphabetical order.)
  2. Click on the tab Edit article.
  3. Make your desired changes.
  4. To save your changes, you have three options:
    • Save: Select this button to save your article. You will remain in the editing mode.
    • Save and display: Select this button to save the content of your article and to have it displayed in the user view. You will automatically exit the editing environment.
    • Show preview: Select this button to preview the article from the users' perspective. The current processing status of the article will be displayed below the edit window.
Save your changes
Use wiki syntax

Wiki article formatting buttonsWith the help of the extensive wiki syntax and additional buttons in the page's editing mode, it is possible to customise articles. For example, you can set text elements to bold or italic and add headers, links, or formulas.


 Overview of the wiki syntax and additional buttons ...

Certain keyboard characters, such as quotes, apostrophes, equal signs, or asteriks, allow you to format the text of the wiki article. Alternatively, you can also use the usual formatting buttons, which become available when switching to the editing mode of the article.


 Formatting with buttons or input fields ...
Formatting buttonsInput with formatting charactersExplanation including an example in the article

'''bold"

''italic''

bold text

italic text

==header text==

This is how you can mark headers (level 2).

* unsorted
* unsorted

# sorted
# sorted
  • unsorted
  • lists
  1. sorted
  2. lists
<math>c = a + b</math>

Using this icon, you can enter mathematical formulas so that the following code


< math >
< mi >&zeta;</ mi > < mo >(</ mo >< mi >s</ mi >< mo >)</ mo >
< mo >=</ mo >
< munderover > < mo >&sum;</ mo > < mrow >< mi >n</ mi >< mo >=</ mo >< mn >1</ mn ></ mrow > < mi >&infin;</ mi > </ munderover >
< mfrac > < mn >1</ mn > < msup >< mi >n</ mi >< mi >s</ mi ></ msup > </ mfrac >
< mo >=</ mo >
< munderover > < mo >&prod;</ mo > < mrow >< mi >p</ mi >< mo >&isin;</ mo >< mn >&primes;</ mn ></ mrow > < mn ></ mn > </ munderover >
< mfrac > < mn >1</ mn > < mrow >< mn >1</ mn >< mo >-</ mo >< msup >< mi >p</ mi >< mrow >< mo >-</ mo >< mi >s</ mi ></ mrow ></ msup ></ mrow > </ mfrac >
< mo >=</ mo >
< mfrac > < mrow > < msup >< mn >e</ mn >< mrow >< mo >-</ mo >< mn >i</ mn >< mn >&pi;</ mn >< mi >s</ mi ></ mrow ></ msup > < mn >&nbsp;</ mn >
< mn >&Gamma;</ mn >< mo >(</ mo >< mn >1</ mn >< mo >-</ mo >< mi >s</ mi >< mo >)</ mo ></ mrow >
< mrow > < mn >2</ mn >< mn >&pi;</ mn >< mn >i</ mn > </ mrow >
</ mfrac >
< munderover > < mo >&int;</ mo > < mi >C</ mi > < mn ></ mn > </ munderover >
< mfrac >
< mrow >< msup >< mi >z</ mi >< mrow >< mi >s</ mi >< mo >-</ mo >< mn >1</ mn ></ mrow ></ msup >< mo >d</ mo >< mi >z</ mi ></ mrow >
< mrow >< msup >< mn >e</ mn >< mi >z</ mi ></ msup >< mo >-</ mo >< mn >1</ mn ></ mrow >
</ mfrac >
< mn >&emsp;</ mn >< mn >&emsp;</ mn >
< mo >(</ mo >< mi >s</ mi >< mo >&isin;</ mo >< mn >&complexes;</ mn > < mo >,</ mo >< mn >&nbsp;</ mn >
< mo >Re</ mo >< mi >s</ mi >< mo >></ mo >< mn >1</ mn >
< mo >)</ mo >
</ math >

becomes this formula:

Clicking on this button will insert a sample text. Adjust the desired formula content. For a reference on mathematical notation, see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Displaying_a_formula .

[[index]]

Use this button to embed a link to an internal page:

If there already is an article with this title (e.g. Index), you can refer to it from the currently opened article. Just put the title of the article to be referred to in square brackets.

Alternatively, you can also use the button Insert link to display a list of existing articles. By clicking on the title of an article in this list, a link is automatically embedded in the article.

If you wish to use an alternative link text instead of the page name, enter a pipe (|) after the actual link text and then the text to be displayed, e.g. [[index|Home page]]. Further formatting options for links are given in the overview below.

[http://www.bps-system.de/ link text]

Use this button to embed a link to an external page. A sample text will be inserted. Adjust its URL and alternative link text.



<nowiki>enter the unformatted text here</nowiki>With this button, you can display unformatted text.
----This is how you add a horizontal separator.

This button will open the upload function. It allows you to upload files from your computer to the wiki via drag-and-drop.

This button will open a list of all the articles within the wiki. By clicking on an entry, this article will be inserted as a link in the current article.

This button will open a list of all the files uploaded to the wiki. By clicking on an entry, this file will be inserted in the article.

While images are directly displayed in the article, other file formats such as PDF, Word or HTML files will be displayed as a link to download.

 Add an image or a file to the article ...

To add an image or a file to your article, proceed as follows:

 How to do that?
1

Open the wiki article in the editing mode by clicking on the tab Edit article.

 

Upload file
2To add a new file to the wiki, click on Upload file.
3

The upload function opens. Add the desired files here by drag-and-drop or by selecting them from your device.

 

Upload dialogue
4Click on Upload.
5

Then place the mouse or cursor at the position in the article where the file should be integrated.

 

 

Add file
6Click on Add file. A list of files that have already been added to the wiki opens.
7Select the desired file, which will then be added to your article in the wiki syntax. If necessary, you can also use additional Wiki syntax formatting to adjust the file’s size and position.
88. Save your entries.

Images are directly displayed in the article, other file formats such as PDF, Word or HTML files as a download link.


This button will open a list of all wiki categories. By clicking on an entry, this category will be added to the current article.
 Further formatting options with input fields ...
Information about the creator

~~~

~~~~

Insert three tilde symbols where you want to display the name of the page creator. You can also insert four tilde symbols for a time stamp.
Underline<u>underline</u>This is how you underline words.
Text colour<span style="color:#006400"> text</span>(Colour table: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_colors)
Line breakdouble Enter or </br>

Only line break, no new paragraph; empty lines create new paragraphs (with larger line spacing)

Right-aligned text<div align="right">right-aligned text</div>Align right
Left-aligned text<div align="left">left-aligned text</div>Align left
Centered text<div align="center">centered text</div>Align centre
Superscripttext<sup>superscript</sup>

Subscript

text<sub>subscript</sub>


Definition list;term: definition of the termTerm: Definition of the term
Indentation without bullet list:indentedType :: for a double indentation
Bullet list

*one

*two

**one-two

**two-two

*three


Bullet list with numbers

#one

#two

##one-two

##two-two

#three


Coloured paragraph<p style="color:red;"> This is a whole paragraph </p>
Background for one or a few words<span style="background-color: yellow;">example</span>
Coloured text + background of a paragraph<p style="color:red;background-color:yellow;">paragraph</p>
Insert medium[[Media:abc.ogg]]
 Formatting of tables ...
Add table

{| 
|cell 1
|cell 2
|-
|cell 3
|cell 4
|}

To create a table in the article, you can use brackets and hyphens..

cell 1 cell 2
cell 3 cell 4
Border around table

{| border ="1"
|cell 1
|cell 2
|-
|cell 3
|cell 4
|}


Table (column width (Percent))

{| border = "1"
! width = "10%" |cell 1
! width = "20%"| cell 2
|cell 1
|cell 2
|-
|cell 3
|cell 4
|}

Possible in percent; If a line is started with !, it will be automatically bold and centered
Table (column width (Pixels))

{| border = "1"
! width = "10%" |colum 1
! width = "20%"| colum 2
! width = "40%"| colum 3
|-
|cell 1
|cell 2
|cell 3
|-
|cell 4
|cell 5
|cell 6
|}

Possible in pixels; If a line is started with !, it will be automatically bold and centered

 Formatting options for images and links
Internal link[[abc]
External linkhttps://www.abc.de
Image description (when hovering the mouse pointer over the image)[[Image:name of the image.jpg|description of the image]
Thumbnail

[[Image:BPS.png|right|thumb]]

[[Image:BPS.png|right|30px|thumb]]

[[Image:name of the image.jpg|thumb|description of the image]]

A thumbnail is indicated by the word thumb. In the article view, the user will see a reduced image. If they click on it, the image will be enlarged to its original or specified size.
Alignment

[[Image:BPS.png|right]]

Enter "left" or "right" after the pipe.
Image size[[Image:BPS.png|120px]]Enter the desired size after the pipe.
Caption[[Image:BPS.png|Das ist das BPS-Logo.]]Enter the desired text after the pipe.

Multiple formats

[[Image:BPS.png|right|30px|thumb|This is the BPS logo.]]Separate multiple formats by a pipe.
Embed images and files

To add an image or a file to your article, proceed as follows:

 How to do that?
1

Open the wiki article in the editing mode by clicking on the tab Edit article.

 

Upload file
2To add a new file to the wiki, click on Upload file.
3

The upload function opens. Add the desired files here by drag-and-drop or by selecting them from your device.

 

Upload dialogue
4Click on Upload.
5

Then place the mouse or cursor at the position in the article where the file should be integrated.

 

 

Add file
6Click on Add file. A list of files that have already been added to the wiki opens.
7Select the desired file, which will then be added to your article in the wiki syntax. If necessary, you can also use additional Wiki syntax formatting to adjust the file’s size and position.
88. Save your entries.

Images are directly displayed in the article, other file formats such as PDF, Word or HTML files as a download link.

Automatic table of contents

A table of contents for an article is automatically generated if there are at least four headings at the same level.

 Insert heading ...

To mark a text element as a heading, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the wiki article and switch to the tab Edit article to open the edit view.
  2. Mark the text you wish to turn into a heading.
  3. Then click on the formatting option heading or use the wiki syntax for headings.
Format text as heading

4. The text marked as a heading is now represented in the wiki syntax as follows:

==Heading==

Wiki syntax of a heading

5. When using at least four headings in an article, an automatic table of contents is generated in the article view at the beginning of the entry.

Automatic table of contents on a wiki page
Add category

Categories can be used to support navigation in a wiki. All content-related articles are grouped together in one category. All categories of a wiki are available through the navigation entry Categories.

 How to do that?

To add a category to an article, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the wiki article in the editing mode by clicking on the tab Edit article.
  2. Then click on Add category.
Add category button

3. An overview of all categories within the wiki is displayed. If there is no category available yet, you will see the entry example of category.

Now you have the following options:

  • Create a first category (option 1)
  • Select an existing category (option 2)
  • Create a new category (option 3) 
Example of category


Wiki article including categories

 

 

Option1: Create a first category in the wiki

  • If there is no category available yet, you will see the entry example of category.
  • Click on this entry and the following syntax will be displayed at the end of the text: [[Category:example of category]]
  • Replace the term example of category in this syntax by your own new category term, for example [[Category:chocolate]], and save your changes.
  • You have successfully added a new category to the wiki, which will also become available in the category overview soon after.

Option 2: Select an existing category: 

  • Click on the category to which you want to add the article.
  • The category will be embedded in the wiki syntax at the end of the text. For example like this: [[Category:chocolate]]
  • Save your changes.

Option 3: Create a new category: 

  • Click on an existing category entry.
  • The category will be embedded in the wiki syntax at the end of the text. For example like this: [[Category:chocolate]]
  • Replace the category term by your own new category term, for example [[Category:ingredients]], and save your changes.
  • You have successfully added a new category to the wiki, which will also become available in the category overview soon after.
Delete wiki article
 How to do that?

To delete an article, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the wiki article in the editing mode by clicking on the tab Edit article.
  2. Then click on Delete article at the bottom of the page, below the buttons for saving and displaying the article.
Delete wiki article

3. Confirm the dialogue with OK.

All versions of the wiki article will be deleted. However, the attached files and images remain intact. Attachments need to be removed manually via the file manager.

Confirm security prompt

Discussion on a wiki article

A wiki text is usually created by several authors. In the Discussion section, there is a forum for each article in which you can exchange comments on the article with other authors.

 Functions in the discussion tab ...

 How to do that?

To start a discussion on an article, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the course element Wiki.
  2. Navigate to the desired article.
  3. Switch to the tab Discussion.
Tab Discussion
4. Now you can add new discussion topics, reply to existing topics, and edit or delete them.Add new discussion topic

 

 

History

Here you can track the status of the wiki article, compare different versions, and restore a version if necessary

 Use history ...

Open history

 How to do that?

To open a history, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the corresponding wiki article.
  2. Switch to the tab History.
Open history
3. A tabular overview pops up listing all existing histories of opened articles.Overview of existing histories

Compare versions

 

 How to do that?

To compare two page versions, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the history.
  2. Select the versions to be compared and click on the numbers in the column Comparison. The numbers are representative of the different page versions.

    Example: 2 to 3 provides a comparison between version 2 and 3.

    Below the table, an overview of all differences between the two versions is displayed.

Compare page versions
Restore version
 How to do that?

To restore an older page version, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the history.
  2. In the column Version, click on the version of your article you want to restore.
  3. Then confirm the recovery with Restore version.
Restore version

Configuration: Authors' View

In the course editor

The following functions are available to you in the course editor:

Add a course element wiki
 Click to open instructions on how to add a course element ...

To integrate a course element into your course, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the course you want to edit.
  2. Use the pencil icon at the top of the page to open the editing mode.
Switch from the course view to the editing mode

3. Select a course element from the menu on the right.

Select course element

4. In the new window, you can define the position of the new course element within your course structure (left navigation pane). The available positions are marked with an insert icon.

To insert the new course element into an existing substructure, you need to open the substructure by clicking on the small triangle symbol next to its title. The area will open and you will again see insert icons at the positions which are available.

5. Click on the insert icon at the desired position within the structure. The selected area will be highlighted.

6. Confirm your choice with Insert course element.

Insert course element into the course tree

7. The element will be inserted into the course structure at the selected position.

8. Depending on the course element, you have to make additional configurations or add content in order to complete the configuration.

9. For these changes to take effect, you must publish the course. The course element will then also become available in the course view.

Configure and publish course element



General configuration settings

In the course editor, you will find the following configuration tabs:

Title and description
 Configuration options in the tab title and description ...

ElementsDescription
Title

You need to enter a title for the course element. The title can comprise a maximum of 100 characters. All special characters and numbers are permitted. The title will appear in the navigation menu of the course and also as a heading in the content area.

 Changes to the title of the first course element, the so-called main course node ...

(warning)  If you change the title of the first course element, the new content will only be applied to the main course node and then displayed in the opened course. If you wish to edit the course title or description, you can do so using the more settings menu of the course.

Course editor settings in the tab title and description  
SubtitleYou can enter a subtitle for the course element with a maximum of 255 characters. All special characters and numbers are permitted. The title will appear as a tooltip in the navigation menu and - if selected and configured accordingly - as a subtitle in the content area.
Description

Here you can describe the course element. The description will appear in the content area below the title.

Depending on the settings configured in the element Display , this additional text is displayed to the user when opening the course element. The user can expand or collapse the view of the text.


Display

Define which information about the course element should be displayed in the course view. In addition to the content, you can optionally display the title and description. All course elements are provided with a reasonable presetting, which mostly includes the setting Title, description and content . You can adjust this setting in accordance with the options available for each course element.  

In the new user interface, the title is always displayed.


Set link for this course element

Each course element can be accessed via fixed link addresses. Therefore, an internal and an external URL is assigned to each course element. These direct links to concrete elements can be used within courses or provided to learners. The URLs are located below the title and description of the element and will appear upon selecting Set link for this course element .  

  • External link: To refer to this course element from outside of the course or learning platform, you can use the external link and insert it, for example as a href attribute, into the desired HTML page.
  • Internal link: To set a link to another course element within the same course, you can insert the internal link as a href attribute into the desired HTML page.
IDYou will need the ID number of the course element (on the bottom right), for example, if you wish to use the expert mode in the visibility or access tab.

Visibility
 Configuration options in the tab visibility and access ...

In the areas Visibility and Access, authors and course owners can individually determine the presentation of course elements. If no input is made in the access area, the content of a course element will by default be visible to all course participants after publishing the element. Apart from the general options listed below, additional configuration options are available depending on the course element.

The following general options are available for the configuration of visibility and access:

Course editor - Tab visibility and access

 

General configuration optionsDescription 
Blocked for learners

If you select this checkbox, all other configuration options will disappear. The course element content is now exclusively accessible for tutors and administrators of the course.

Block access or visibility for learners
Depending on dateMark this checkbox to specify a particular access time. You can set individual dates or date ranges by filling in only one or both input fields respectively. You can also create or delete dates via the + and - buttons.Set access or visibility rights depending on dates
Depending on group

Select this checkbox to restrict the accessibility of the course element to learning groups or learning areas. You can then select existing groups and areas or create new ones.

If you set restrictions with the configuration option "depending on group", the corresponding course element will be restricted for all non-members of the group. This includes, for example, users who have not yet confirmed the group invitation or who are on the waiting list for a group. Such users cannot yet see or access the restricted course element.


Set access or visibility rights depending on groups
Depending on assessmentHere, you will find all assessable course elements. These include, for example, the elements test, assessment, task, or structure. 

If you select the option Check for "passed", you will be able to choose a course element from the input field Course element, which the user must have passed as a prerequisite to accessing this course element. 

If you select the option Check score, you can indicate a number of points in the input field "Passing score", which have to be achieved in order to be able to access the course element.

Set access or visibility rights depending on assessments
Depending on attribute

The visibility of this option is system-dependent.

Via this option, you can set visibility or access rights according to user attributes. Only users who meet the predefined attributes will be able to see the course element or have access to its content. Multiple attributes need to be linked with an operator (AND/OR).

Different kinds of relational operators might be available depending on the selected attribute. For example:

  • "contains the value"
  • "does not contain value"
  • "has exactly the value"
  • "does not have value"
  • "starts with value"
  • "ends with value"
  • "greater than" (>)
  • "less than" (<)
  • "greater than/equals" (<=)
  • "less than/equals" (>=)

A list of all available attributes of several selected institutions can be found on the page Overview of the OPAL-Shibboleth attributes.

Set access or visibility rights depending on attributes
Apply rules also for author, owner and tutorThis option does not become visible until one of the other options has been selected. If you activate the checkbox, the same access rules which apply to users will also be valid for tutors and course administrators.Apply rules also for author, owner and tutor
PasswordThis option is only available in the area Access and can either be applied to the whole course or a structural element of the course. Enter the desired password, which users will need to use in order to gain access to the course content, in the text field.Set access or visibility rights depending on passwords
Display expert modeClick on the button Display expert mode to open an input field, which allows you to perform a more complex configuration according to your needs. For more detailed information about the expert mode, see the help page Visibility and access> Access rights in the expert mode.Set access or visibility rights in the expert mode
Advanced configuration optionsIn the case of individual course element types, there are further attributes to configure access to editing rights for course participants.

If various restrictive single options are set, they will be linked with AND, i.e. all conditions of the single options must be met for the user to see and have access to the course element. The only exceptions are the single options Attributes. In this case, various restrictive single options can also be linked with OR. The OR linking only requires the fulfilment of one condition in order to enable visibility or access, unless other restrictive single options prevent this.

All restrictions are also automatically valid for all subordinate course elements.

Note about hiding access restrictions

If a course element is visible, but there are

  • current or future access restrictions or
  • restricted rights for the course element,

the user will be informed accordingly when accessing the course element. This information helps the user to learn more about the functions available, e.g. which functions will be available at what time and under what conditions.

If required, however, you can hide this information text (from the user) for each course element individually.

 How to do that? ...

Notification message about existing access and authorisation restrictions in the course view.

Course element with notification message about authorisation restrictions
  1. To hide this message, open the course editor and switch to the Visibility tab of the respective course element.
  2. In the section Information if course node is visible but not accessible (max. 248 characters), remove the check mark in front of the entry Show access restrictions below the text field.
  3. Publish your changes.
Course editor setting to hide notification message

The note will no longer be visible in the course view.

Course element without notification message about authorisation restrictions

For individual course element types, there are further attributes which can be used to regulate access to editing rights for course participants.

The following editing rights can be restricted or extended using the general configuration attributes (depending on date, group, etc.):

Task
  • Assignment
  • Edit task folder  
  • Drop box - Delete own solutions
  • Drop box  
  • Return box
  • Assessment
  • Sample solution
Blog
  • Read  
  • Read and write
  • Moderate
File Dialogue
  • Only file download / read in the forum  
  • File up- and download/ read and write in the forum
  • File up- and download/ moderate in the forum
Forum
  • Read  
  • Read and write
  • Moderate
Calendar
  • Read  
  • Add and edit dates
Link List
  • Display  
  • Display and add
  • Display, edit, and delete
Bibliography
  • Display  
  • Display and edit
Messages
  • Read
  • Write
  • Manage
Folder
  • Download
  • Upload
  • Delete
Podcast
  • Read  
  • Read and write
  • Moderate
Page
  • Display  
  • Display and edit
Profile
  • Display
  • Add
Test

Configurable in the tab Visibility :

  • Conduct test
  • View assessment
  • View results
Wiki
  • Read  
  • Add and edit articles

Access
Wiki learning contentIn this tab, you can select, create, and import wiki resources. Detailed instructions are given in the following section.
MultilingualismIn this tab, different translations can be added to individual course element areas.

Special configuration settings

In the tab Wiki learning content , you can assign a wiki resource to your course element. Choose one of the three options:

  • use an existing learning resource Wiki (option 1),
  • create and use a new learning resource Wiki (option 2), or
  • import a new learning resource Wiki (option 3).
 Start the configuration for all three variants as follows:
1.

In the tab Wiki learning content , click on the button Choose, create or import Wiki .

Choose, create or import Wiki button
2.

Displayed is a page that contains functions to create and import new wiki resources, as well as a list of your existing wiki resources. Decide on one of the following options:

3a.

( Option 1:)

To use an existing learning resource Wiki , select the desired resource via the link Choose Wiki .

Choose wiki
3b.

( Option 2:)

To create and use a new learning resource Wiki , click on Create . It opens a page for creating a new learning resource.

 Expand further steps ...
  • Enter a title for the new resource and add a description if necessary.
  • Click on Save .
  • As a next step, you can add an image to the resource using the Upload button.
  • Click on Finish to complete the creation process.

The newly created resource is now automatically used as a resource for the wiki course element and displayed under Selected Wiki .

Create wiki
3c.

(Option 3:)

To import a new learning resource Wiki , click on Import . The default upload page of the system opens.

 Expand further steps ...

Select the location of the file you want to import and upload the file.

  • The page for creating a new learning resource opens.
  • Enter a title for the imported resource and add a description if necessary.
  • Click on Save .
  • As a next step, you can add an image to the resource using the Upload button.
  • Click on Finish to complete the creation process.


4.

5.

The newly imported resource is now automatically used as a resource for the wiki course element and displayed under Selected Wiki .  

Publish your course to complete the configuration and to make the resource available to participants.

Selected wiki

Functions after adding a wiki resource

 Once a wiki resource has been added, you have the following options in the course editor ...
To detailed view

Use this button to switch to the detailed view of the added wiki resource. Among other things, you will find information on the supervisors and access rights in this area.

Functions after adding a wiki resource
Replace wiki

Click the button to replace the added wiki resource with another wiki resource. The settings window for the wiki appears. Switch again to the tab Wiki learning content. Choose one of the three options to add a new wiki resource.

Edit

Click this button to get an overview of all existing wiki entries. You can then create new entries, edit existing entries, and delete entries. If you click the Edit button, the editing view of the old interface opens. All of these functions can also be used in the course view of the course element or in the individual resource view of the wiki resource.

In the course view

Information on the functions in the course view can be found here: Functions in the course view

As a course supervisor, you can assign extended rights for a course element's additional editing functions to individual or even all course users. These rights can be configured in the tab Access. Further information can be found in the section General configuration settings on this page.