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St. Petersburg, Florida
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The Eckerd College MediaWiki Software has been updated for this year. New are Cite, Poem, Discussion Threading, Flash, Jmol, Google Test, PDF Test, and Java Applet extensions which can all be used in your wiki pages. See the help page for more information.

Peter H. Armacost Library on the Eckerd College Campus in St. Petersburg, Florida

Welcome to the Eckerd College Faculty Wiki. This site is flexible and easy to use, with pages that are fast to create and quick to load. This wiki does not require Eckerd College, or you, to purchase proprietary software (i.e., Apple, Microsoft, Sun, WebCT), and it will be available during campus evacuations for use by Eckerd faculty and students.

The default privileges on this site allow Eckerd faculty to read, edit, and create pages, students to just read and edit their specific course pages, and outsiders to only view pages. Faculty also have the option of protecting pages from student edits. Feel free to look at the namespace extensions added to the MediaWiki software if you would like to try this at your institution. If you have any questions feel free to contact Stephen Weppner, maintainer of this Wiki.

Eckerd College courses, aids, and ideas

Courses with wiki pages

See Sidebar for Current Courses and Previous Courses



Here is some general material on wikis in education.

A well done report by the University of Delaware ITS explaining Wiki possibilities in higher learning

Wiki help

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

See this separate page of questions, and feel free to add to it.

A wiki page in five easy steps

  1. Log in (top right of this page) with your Eckerd email password.
  2. In the Search box at the left type in your name and press the Go button.
  3. In all likelihood you'll get an answer such as "You can create this page."
  4. Click on "You can create this page", type to your heart's content, and then press the "Save page" button.
  5. Sit back and admire your first wiki page.

Question: So now that you're experienced, how would you create a page called "Oliver Twist"?

Additional Help

The Eckerd Wiki help page can be found here. Plenty of great resources!

The general help page for the MediaWiki software can be found here.