Session 2: Wikis: your questions answered...

a how to session on how to customise your wiki page.

Lynne's slides with links to the sites she used for the presentation.

This was practical session using desktop sharing so there are only 4 slides

Where: online in Elluminate: click on the link below to view a recording of the session:

Presented by Lynne Gibb and Josie Rose

The session
In this Session Lynne Gibb will take us through some of the practicalities of customizing your wiki. She will show us how to:

  • Add backgrounds and change text colours and borders
  • alter the standard wiki template
  • use a button-making site to make buttons and
  • how to insert and link them.
  • upload an audio file / a digital story or slideshow

Explore the links to Lynne's previous session: Wikis in education in ACE - who is doing what, and how?

The session

In this session Lynne Gibb from Coonara Community House explained how and why they are using wikis to support their accredited delivery. She also explained how they are using wikis to support blended delivery, and gave us an insight into the various models they are currently trialling. Lynne also explained some wiki basics and Josieprovided some pointers on how to set up our own free wiki.

For a link to a recording of the session, click on:

It should start automoatically. Unfortunately we missed the first half hour due to technical difficulties, but well worth a listen!

Or work through a copy of presentation by Lynne Gibb from the above PD session and Lynne's speaking notes:

pdf of wiki presentation with presenter's notes

Want to ask a question?

  1. Click on the discussion tab at the top of the page. You will find a message there entitled Wikis in Education
  2. Click on the message and you will find a reply message boc further down the page.
  3. Complete and click POST.
  4. If you would like to receive email updates on your and other questions, tick the monitor this topic box just abovethe POST button.

Some links to explore

1. Guide to Social e-learning

In this resource you can explore the opportunities and challenges that you might discover with social e-learning in practice, and get practical guidance and tips from e-learning practitioners. Listen to the following presentation by Lynne Gibb to find out more about how she used wikis at Coonara.
Available at:

2. Designing E-learning: 2.