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For support about any aspect of the wiki, contact the Q-Step Wiki administrator (qstepwiki@ed.ac.uk). The administrator is also responsible for moderating any edits and additions to the wiki.

To edit a page

1. You need to register as a user on the Q-Step Wiki using the 'Create account' link at the top right or lefthand menu of each wiki page, or go here.

2. Once registered as a user, you need to login to the Q-Step Wiki using the 'Log In' link at the top right of each wiki page or go here.

3. Go to the wiki page you wish to edit and you should see an 'Edit' tab at the of the page. Use this to bring up the editing interface and toolbar for the page. Using this interface you will be able to add text and edit page layouts. Press the 'Save page' button at the bottom of the interface to save the page with your edits.

To add links to a page

1. Highlight the text you wish to make into a link on the wiki page.

2. Click on the 'Link' button on the editing toolbar.

3. In the popup window, type the full URL into the 'Define the wiki page for the link target:' box (for an external link to somewhere like the Q-Step Google Drive folder ), or the name of the page on the Q-Step Wiki (for an internal link). You can link to files such as PowerPoint presentations as well as web pages.

To create a page

1. In the editing interface of an existing wiki page, add and then highlight some text you wish to use for the name or description the new page.

2. Click on the 'Convert text to link' button to create a new link using the highlighted text. Save the page.

3. Click on the new link, which will take you to a creation interface for the new page. Add content to the new page and save it.

To upload files

1. The following instructions relate to uploading files for storage directly on the Q-Step wiki. However, it's recommended for most purposes that you use the associated Q-Step Google Drive folder for storing files as this has an easier to use interface. This folder of Q-Step teaching material stored on Google Drive is publicly accessible by anyone (see 'Google Drive' section below).

2. To upload files directly to the Q-Step wiki, you must be a member of staff at a UK HE institution (or be affiliated to one) to be granted access to this feature. If you supplied a valid staff email address from a UK HE institution when you created an account, this should have been enabled. If this has not been enabled and you feel you should have it, please email the Q-Step Wiki administrator (qstepwiki@ed.ac.uk) with your details, using your HE institution email account.

3. If you have been granted access, you should see an 'Upload file' link in the 'Tools' section of the main lefthand menu. Use this to upload the file to the Q-Step Wiki from your local computer. There is a file size limit and only certain types of files are allowed.

To add images to a page

1. You need to have access to the uploading files feature. Use this to upload an image to the Q-Step Wiki from your local computer.

2. Go to the editing interface of the wiki page you wish to add the image to, click on the location in the page you wish the image to appear, and click on the 'Image' button on the editing toolbar.

3. In the popup window, type the name of the image file you uploaded in the 'Image file name' box or select it from the 'Automatic search results' box. click on the 'OK' to add the image to the page.

4. Alternatively, you can use an image that is available on the web externally to the wiki.To do this, follow steps 2 and 3 but use the URL of the image instead of its name. You do not need access to the uploading files feature for this.

To add non-image files to a page

1. You need to have access to the uploading files feature. Use this to upload a file to the Q-Step Wiki from your local computer.

2. Go to the editing interface of the wiki page you wish to add the file to, and highlight the text on the page you wish to use for the name or description of the file (which will become a link to the file).

3. Click on the 'Link' button on the editing toolbar. In the popup window check the 'Internal link to an image or a file of other types' option.

4. In the popup window, type the name of the file you uploaded in the 'Define the wiki page for the link target:' box, or select it from the 'Choose an existing wikipage for the link target:' box, Click on the 'OK' button to add the file link to the page.

To add mathematical formulae to a page

1. You need to use the TeX format for this.

2. To create the TeX format for a formula, there are many web resources that can be used, e.g:

http://formulasheet.com/ - search for many pre-written TeX formats for standard mathematical formulae https://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php - create your own TeX format using a graphical editor of mathematical symbols http://tex.stackexchange.com/ - a forum to ask questions and discuss the TeX format

3. Go to the editing interface of the wiki page you wish to add the file to, and insert yout TeX formatted formula inside special \( and \) brackets. Here is an example:

\( \sqrt{1-e^2} \)

is displayed after saving on the wiki page as:

\( \sqrt{1-e^2} \)

Google Drive

1. Go to https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8n95dOVgSVsdlBEV1FnR0EyaVE.

2. Click on the blue 'sign in' button on the top right.

3. Use the Q-Step account username ('qstepwiki') and password (request this from the Q-Step Wiki administrator at qstepwiki@ed.ac.uk).

4. Click on the blue 'Open in Drive' button on the top right.

5. You can create folders and sub-folders here and add material just like using a Windows folder on your desktop, user guide at https://support.google.com/drive.

Google Calendar

1. Go to https://www.google.com/calendar and login with the Q-Step google account username ('qstepwiki') and password (request this from the Q-Step Wiki administrator at qstepwiki@ed.ac.uk).

2. Move through the calendar to get the date you want and click on the date and time you want.

3. Fill in the boxes on the popup window. It's important that you select the correct calendar from the 'Calendar:' drop-down menu, as there will be multiple calendars in the same account for each Q-Step centre (which are colour-coded in the main calendar view).

4. Press the 'Create event' button.

5. You can edit the details after the event is created by clicking on the event in the calendar at any time.

6. The new event should appear on the wiki calendar of events at http://qstepwiki.org/index.php?title=Events.