Collection of one or more wiki pages with its own settings and administrator. All wiki pages belong to some wiki space. All spaces have their own pages, blog, RSS-feed and comments.
Wiki Page / Page
Single page in a wiki space. A page can have child pages (that can have child pages etc.)
Front page of Aalto Wiki collaboration platform.
The dashboard lists the wiki spaces you have permission to view as well as their most recent updates. It also keeps a list of most popular contents of the wiki. You can go to the Dashboard from any wiki space using the link at the top left of the page.
The Dashboard shows Popular content across the wiki, and also populates a list of updates from favorite spaces, your contact network etc.
Dashboard also lists your favorite Spaces, Pages and your Network. It also shows some of the Global Spaces that you are allowed to view. To make a space your favorite (so that you can follow it's updates more easily) just click on the star next to the Spaces name. A lit up start means that the Space is already in your favorites list. You can also add a Space in the Space Directory ( Browse -> Space Directory )
Each wiki user has a user profile. You can view your profile by clicking your username in the upper right corner and choosing Profile from the dropdown menu. You can also access your Personal Space, Network and Settings from this same menu.
On the profile page you can easily change your profile details and picture. You can also view your latest activity, and check what your network is up to (from the Network tab).
Users with Aalto -username and password cannot change their password from the profile page, but have to use salasana.aalto.fi - service.
Each Aalto -user has the option to create an own Personal Space. This wiki space is intended to use as your own as you like it. You can use it to take notes, make your own "homepage" in the wiki, share information or what ever you want. It has the same possibilities as other wiki spaces and can be closed or opened to the other users. But it's your own.
Creating Personal Space
When you first log into Aalto Wiki with Aalto -username you have no Personal Space. You can create one by clicking open the drop down menu from your username (on the top right part of the page) and selecting Create Personal Space.
Pages are added to wiki spaces by using 'Add' -menu (top right of the page) and choosing Page. The new page will automatically become a child-page (a sub-page) of the page you were using when you added the new page.
You can also create a page from a template. Templates are pages with some content / features already in them. They can be used to keep memos of meetings etc.
Each wiki space can also host a blog. You can add new blog-posts from the Add - menu. From the Add menu you can also include attachments into the wiki space. These attachments can then be used in different wiki pages in the space.
Enter the title (mandatory) and content of the page in the Edit -page that opens up. Always save the page by clicking 'Save'. After creation, the page can be edited by using Edit -button when viewing the page. Remember to save your page after editing.
You can add a comment on the page by clicking the write a comment -area at the bottom of the page. When you have written a comment, click 'Save'. The comment writing area has the same basic features as the page editor. Please note that anonymous and basic user -comments are subject to be checked by Akismet -spam filter. The comment author may remove the comment using 'Remove'.
To create a link, first select the text functioning as a link, and then click the link icon at the top of the editor. Internal and external links are created differently:
An internal link (another wiki page or space): choose the link target from the drop-down menu of the 'Search' tab in the 'Choose a Page' window and type e.g. * in the search field -> Click 'Search'. Click on the title of the page you chose, and finally click 'Save'. A link made this way will work even when the target address or location changes.(kuva)
To create an external link, write the link address under the 'Web link' tab. Save the page.
6.4 Attachments and Images
Wiki allows downloading page-specific attachments with the help of the 'Attachment' tab. The number on the tab indicates the number of attachments. You can add attachments into a page from the page -edit view, either by using the Insert - menu in the top bar of the editor or from the bottom of the editor from the Attachments -button.
There are three ways to attach images: 1. Click Insert/Edit image, 'Browse' and select an image from your computer. 2. Upload the image as an attachment to the page. Now the image may be selected via the 'Attachments' tab. 3. Upload the image into the page by dragging and dropping the image from your computer into the editor in the wiki.
Users of the wiki service fall into four categories:
Do not log into the wiki service
Have permission to read and comment on publicwiki pages
If you want to hide your information from anonymous users, be sure to check the Permissions from the Space Admin -page.
Have access to the same information as Internet search engines
External cooperation partners of Aalto etc.
Log in to the wiki service separately. A Visitor has to create an separate user account fromsignup -page.
Space Admin adds Visitors to groups or into the wiki space.
All reliably identified users are part of the 'haka_users' group
Users from Aalto universities are part of the 'aalto_users' group
Persons who are enrolled as present at Aalto are part of the 'aalto_student' group
Aalto employees are part of the 'aalto_staff' group
Space Admin adds identified users to groups.
Are in charge of administering individual spaces
You become a Space Administrator automatically when you create a page
The rights and responsibilities of different user groups and the service rules are explained in detail in the wiki service terms and conditions. Identified users are also bound by the rules of their home organizations.
Each page can be given labels and restrictions. These can be added and modified from the bottom part of the editor.
Each page may be assigned user-defined tag words or 'labels'.
Labels may be freely chosen by the page creator, and their purpose is to help the user find wiki pages on a certain topic. The labels can be used when searching, or grouping information. There is also a macro for displaying information from pages with certain lables.
Tip: Wiki pages associated with the same course or project can be grouped by label, you can list content by label using Content by Label -macro
You can give a wiki page restrictions that give you additional permission control. You have to first give all the users you want to use any of your wiki pages permissions in Space Permissions. After that you can restrict pages so that only some of the users allowed into the space will be able to view/edit them.
You can restrict the page to be viewed and/or edited by certain person/persons or group/groups. Page restrictions can be created by viewing the page, then choosing Tools -> Page Restrictions.