Welcome to the DGC Biology Wiki

Click on "Join" in the top right-hand corner of the screen.


Enter a Username and Password. You will use these to log in to Wikispaces and to this blog, so make sure you don't forget them! You must use your SCHOOL EMAIL address for the Email Address.


Click on the page links on the left to go to a particular page.


Adding a new page:
  • Click on the New Page link on the left
  • Give the page a name
  • Add tags that can be used to find the content of the page
  • Click on Create
  • Add content to your page (type, add links, insert files, add widgets)
  • Click on the Preview button to preview your page
  • Click on the Save button to save the page

Editing a page:
  • Click on the page link on the left hand side of the screen
  • Click on the EDIT button at the top of the page
  • Edit the page as required
  • Click on the Preview button to preview the changes
  • Click on the Save button to save the changes

When two or more people edit a page at the same time:
Anyone who is a member of the wiki can work on it at the same time as other members. You may find that you and your partner are working on your wiki page simulateously. This is not a problem. Wikispaces will notify you that someone else is working on the page at the same time as you. As long as you don't both change the same item on the page, both your edits will be added to the page when you click on Save. However, if your changes do conflict, when the first person saves their changes the second person will receive a notification of this and will be able to view the changes and remove the conflict. If there are still conflicting changes when the second person tries to save the file, she will be notified that she is about to overwrite the other user's changes. She will then have the option to cancel the changes or continue and save them.

Adding a link to a website:
  • If you want to set up existing text as a web link, highlight the text
  • Click on the Link button in the toolbar
  • Select Web Address from the left hand side
  • In the Link Text field, the text that you highlighted will be displayed (if you did not highlight text, you can type some text here which will be displayed as the link to the webpage)
  • Type in or paste the URL for the website in the Address box

eg. YouTube video on how to create a wiki

Adding images to your page:
  • Click on File in the toolbar
  • If you are wanting to upload an image from your computer, click on the Upload Files button
  • Locate the image on your computer and click on Open (use Shift or Ctrl to select more than one image)
  • The image will be uploaded and its name will appear on the left hand side
  • Make sure the Embed option is selected on the right side
  • Click on the file name on the left - the file will be embedded into your wiki page
  • Use the image settings to align your image, resize it, add a caption or add a link to it

Adding images side by side:
  • If you want to add images side by side you will need to do this by using a table
  • Click on the Table button in the toolbar
  • Select the number of columns and rows you require
  • A small table will be created
  • Insert each image following the steps shown above into a separate cell of the table
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Adding a YouTube video:
  • Click on Widget in the toolbar
  • Click on Video
  • Click on YouTube
  • Go to the video on YouTube that you want to embed
  • Click on the Share button displayed below the video
  • Select Embed
  • Right click on the highlighted code and click on Copy
  • Remove the tick from the box next to "Show suggested videos when the video finishes"
  • Close the YouTube video
  • Right-click in the embedded code box in the widget screen and click on Paste
  • Click on Save - the video will be embedded into your wiki page

Adding a link to a Word or Excel file:
  • Click on File in the toolbar
  • Click on the Upload Files button
  • Locate the file on your computer and click on Open
  • The file will be uploaded and its name will appear on the left hand side
  • Click on the file name on the left - a link to the file will be embedded into your wiki page


Adding an audio file:
  • Click on File in the toolbar
  • Click on the Upload Files button
  • Locate the audio file on your computer and click on Open
  • The file will be uploaded and its name will appear on the left hand side
  • Click on the file name on the left - the sound file will be embedded into your wiki page, showing an audio player


Discussing what is on the page:
  • Click on the Discussion tab at the top of the page
  • Comment on an existing posting by clicking on the subject of the post and then typing into the Reply box
  • Make a new posting by clicking on the New Post button in the top left corner