-How To Use the Curriculum Documents Wiki-


Moving Your Current Outlines to the Wiki

You may have noticed that your department pages are already created, though the specific course outlines are not. This is because you'll need to create your own Course Outline pages, ideally following closely the templates/guides that we have provided here. You're welcome to use whatever format you currently have/use, but in the interest of saving admin staff a lot of time reformatting and homogenising documents from each department, it is best that they're followed as closely as possible.

Creating a New Page

1.
Open your department's Wiki HomePage  
2. Click on the "New Page" Button
(Top Right)
 
3. Name Your Page
(Usually Course Name, eg "L1 Economics and Business")
 
4. Choose a Template to Start From
(You can always change/remove this in the next step if you'd rather use your own!)
 
5. Click Create Page  

Editing your New Page

Note:
It is important to leave the "Table of Contents" box as it is. This helps with searching and cataloging changes!  
1. Create or Copy and Paste the Contents of your old Course Outline underneath the Table of contents, replacing the exiting titles.
When Pasting, instead of pressing Ctrl-V or Right-Clicking, press Ctrl-Shift-V. What this does is paste the content of your last document, while preserving the formatting of the new document (fonts etc).
 
2. Fix any Formatting Issues in your Page
Sometimes when copying and pasting between programs/editors formatting is lost. Try to fix the issues that are present, but if you are stuck, See Andy Miller (Media) or the ICT Department for help.
It might help to create a page from a Template to get the idea of the best formatting practices, like fonts, headings etc.
 
3. Assign Headings, Subheadings and Content Text
  • For major headings, use "Heading 2", for minor/subheadings use "Heading 3" and so on.
  • These headings and Normal Text options decide what gets included in the Table of Contents at the start, so it's important to get the right ones! You'll know you have if when you click "Save" the table of contents looks correct!
 
4. When you're done, click Save  

Editing a Page

Editing an existing page, whether it's to update or correct information, is simple!

1.
Open the page you wish to edit, then click the "Edit Page" button.
(If you can't see the button at the top right of the page, either you aren't logged in to your school google account, or your account doesn't have Editing Permissions and you'll have to see your HOD or the ICT Department if they can't help)
 
Note:
It is important to leave the "Table of Contents" box as it is. This helps with searching and cataloging changes!  
2. Edit the page as you see fit.
  • It might help to create another page from a Template to get the idea of the best formatting practices, like fonts, headings etc. That page can be deleted afterwards if you need to.
  • To keep the Table of Contents accurate and working, for major headings, use "Heading 2", for minor/subheadings use "Heading 3" and so on. Normal Text (content that isn't headings) should be "Normal Text" in the Format Menu! Like in the picture on the right)
 
3. When you're done, click Save  

Changing Who can Edit/Create Pages

This should only apply to HOD's who want to delegate the creation or maintenance of the Course Outline documents to their staff. See the ICT Department for further help here.