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Editing Wikipedia

This guide is intended to assist students and faculty editing articles in Wikipedia for course assignments.

Orientation for Instructors

We recommend Wiki Education resources and their WikiEdu Dashboard tool.

Wiki Education offers orientation for instructors new to incorporating Wikipedia assignments in the classroom.

The orientation provides guidance on what has worked in the past courses, how to use the suite of tools and student resources. Instructors will learn how to create a course page on the Wiki Education Dashboard, help students navigate Wikipedia, and edit articles.

If you don't have specific articles in mind for students to edit, it is recommended that they start with editing stubs. These are articles that have been created but are lacking sufficient content. These articles benefit from the addition of new sourced content and are easier to monitor than full articles that may be regularly reviewed by bots an experienced Wikipedia editors. 

Contact Iris Finkel for help on starting a Wikipedia assignment for your class.