Curriculum Editing Help

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Variables

By using variables instead of literal text we can redefine the the text at any time and it will show up where ever we use the variable. The following variables are defined:

To change a variable's value go to the variable's page and edit it.

Create a New Unit

To create a new unit, start a new page with the name of the unit, copy in the Unit Format and populate it. The new unit will automatically appear on the main page (or any other) listing of units.

Create a New Lesson Plan

To create a new lesson plan, start a new page with the name of the lesson plan, copy in the Lesson Plan Format and populate it. The new lesson plan will automatically appear in the specified unit's list of lessons.

Create a Handout or Lab Report

Use these document templates to create Handouts and Lab Reports:

Create a New Learning Objective Group

To create a new learning objective group, start a new page with the name of the learning objective group, copy in the LearnObj Group Format and populate it. The new group will automatically appear on the main page (or any other) listing of learning objective groups.

Create a New Learning Objective

To create a new learning objective, start a new page with the name of the learning objective, copy in the LearnObj Format and populate it. The new learning objective will automatically appear in the specified learning objective group's list of objectives.

Add a Learning Objective to a Lesson

To add a learning objective to a lesson plan, go to the article for the learning objective and add the following template:

{{AddLesson|<lesson plan>}}

You can also go to the lesson plan article, select the text for the already-populated template in the Learning Goals section and then paste that.

Upload a File

Use the following link to upload new files to Co-op Power Media Manager: http://www.cooppower.coop/administrator/index.php?option=com_media&folder=rootsup. NOTE: do not use any spaces in the file names.

To upload a file to this web site (NOTE: this is not recommended due to limited space), select Upload file in the "toolbox" (or press alt-shift-u). That page also has instructions for linking to the file in your pages.

Attach a Handout File to a Lesson Plan

Generic handout stored on another web site

After uploading the file, add the following template to the Lesson Plan. Wherever you put it, "ShortDescription"[1] will be displayed as a link to the FileURL. The file will also automatically appear in the list of Materials and Equipment. (Adding this more than once will cause the file to be listed more than once. Use the ShortDescription text without the template to refer to the file more than once.)

{{AttachFile|ShortDescription|FileURL}}

Generic handout stored on Co-op Power's website

Use this template to attach a non-pdf file hosted on the Co-op Power web site to a lesson plan. Use it as follows:

{{AttachCPFile|ShortDescription|FileName with extension}}

Where FileName is the name of a file from the upload page on Co-op Power's web site, [http://www.cooppower.coop/administrator/index.php?option=com_media http://coop "ShortDescription"[1] is a brief description of the file which will be displayed as a link to the file.

Handout stored on Co-op Power's website with PDF and Doc files in English and Spanish

Use this template to attach a pdf file (and it's Spanish translation) hosted on the Co-op Power web site to a lesson plan. It also supplies a link to the doc version of the file (and it's Spanish translation) so it can be edited. Use it as follows:

{{AttachCPPdfFile|ShortDescription|FileName without extension}}

Where FileName is the name of a file from the upload page on Co-op Power's web site, http://www.cooppower.coop/images/rootsup/. Note: Do not include a filename extension and don't use any spaces in the file name.
"ShortDescription"[1] is a brief description of the file which will be displayed as a link to the PDF version of the English language file.

Uploading a file to the Co-op Power web site

  • Login to the Co-op Power web site using an admin account.
  • Go to the Media Manager.
  • Select the rootsup folder and "Detail View" tab.
  • Delete the existing version of the file if it exists.
  • Browse to the file and select "Start Upload".

Create a List of Materials for a Lesson Plan

For each material used in the lesson, add the following template to the Lesson Plan. Wherever you put it, "MaterialName" will be displayed. MaterialName and the Notes[1] will automatically appear in the list of Materials and Equipment. (Adding this more than once will cause the material to be listed more than once. Use the MaterialName text without the template to refer to the file more than once.)

{{AddMaterial|MaterialName|Notes}}

Create a List of Equipment for a Lesson Plan

For each piece of equipment used in the lesson, add the following template to the Lesson Plan. Wherever you put it, "EquipmentName" will be displayed. EquipmentName and the Notes[1] will automatically appear in the list of Materials and Equipment. (Adding this more than once will cause the equipment to be listed more than once. Use the EquipmentName text without the template to refer to the file more than once.)

{{AddEquipment|EquipmentName|Notes}}

Hiding Pages

Hide a lesson plan by giving it a negative start week.

Hide an objective by giving it a negative order value.

Plans that need work

To tag a lesson plans that needs work, add a tag (at the top by convention):

{{LessonPlanIncomplete|notes about work to be done}}

If you do do some of the work, please change the notes in the tag to indicate what still needs doing.
If you complete one of these plans, please remove the tag.

General Help

Referata uses the wiki application called MediaWiki, along with some of its extensions.

For an overview of the MediaWiki application, see here. For help with MediaWiki editing, see the basic editing guide and the advanced editing guide.

For help with the individuals extensions used in Referata, see their respective help pages:

Semantic MediaWiki
Semantic Result Formats
Semantic Forms
Semantic Drilldown
Semantic Google Maps
Widgets
Header Tabs
Replace Text
Parser Functions

Also check out the Semantic MediaWiki quick reference guide, available both as an image and a PDF file.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 To use a comma in the description or notes of a template, enter ''',''' (comma surrounded by three single quotes)