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== PURPOSE: Support & Collaboration  ==
  
== WHEN:  Thursday 2:00 - 3:00 MST (4:00 - 5:00 EST) ==
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*If you have experience with family history but are new to using the Wiki, this meeting is for you! You may receive support in [[Help:Edit and Contribute|contributing to the Wiki]], which helps others with direction in their personal research.
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*The first part of the meeting will include training on the [[#WHAT:_Scheduled_Topics|scheduled topic]]. After the training, the agenda is open for you to ask any questions you may have about working in the Wiki. <br>
  
The first part of the meeting is training on a scheduled topic. The last part of the meeting is open for personalized help with questions you may have, or with projects you may be working on. Current Wiki news and concerns may also be discussed.
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== WHEN: Thursdays 12:00 to 1:00 PM MST (2:00-3:00 EST)  ==
  
== WHERE:&nbsp;&nbsp;Online with MeetingPlace&nbsp;  ==
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'''<font color="red">There will be no class on Thursday, February 2, 2012</font>'''
  
MeetingPlace ID&nbsp;5252 [http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/a/f70720574ce01277169709f064549edd Link to Meeting]  
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[http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/a/f70720574ce01277169709f064549edd '''Click to Attend'''] (MeetingPlace ID '''5252''')
  
==== To both view and hear the meeting====
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[[#WHERE:_Online_with_MeetingPlace|See below for instructions]] on using MeetingPlace. <br>  
  
#Click '''Link to Meeting''', above.
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=== Note About the Meeting Connection  ===
#If necessary, in the Meeting ID field, enter '''5252''', and then click the '''Attend Meeting''' button.
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#On the Attend Meeting screen, enter either a guest user name ''or'' your LDS Account information, and then click the '''Attend Meeting''' button.
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#Under Connect Me, make sure that the boxes&nbsp;next to&nbsp;both Join the web conference and Have&nbsp;MeetingPlace call my phone have a checkmark in them;&nbsp;type your phone number (including area code, with no dashes or parentheses)&nbsp;in the appropriate field;&nbsp;and then click the '''Connect''' button.
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==== To hear the meeting only: ====
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When you connect with Meeting Place on your computer and enter your Meeting ID # (5252) and then your name, you will come to a screen that asks you to
  
Call 801 240-2663 (or toll-free 877-453-7266), and then follow the prompts. The Meeting ID is&nbsp;'''5252<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1300974552929_644" />.'''
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___ Join the Web Conference
  
== PURPOSE: Support &amp; Collaboration  ==
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___ Have Meeting Place Call My Phone
  
#If you have experience with family history but are new to using the Wiki, this meeting is for you! You may receive support in [[Help:Edit and Contribute|contributing to the Wiki]], which helps others with direction in their personal research.
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<font color="red">'''''Both of these options should be checked'''''</font> and your telephone number entered prior to hitting the "Connect" button.  Your screen images will come from the "join the web conference" link, but your audio only comes through a telephone connection, so if you do not make that telephone hookup, you will be unable to hear what is going on in the meeting.
#The Family history community naturally reaches out to mentor and share our knowledge and sources with each other. As we do this, we experience the support of collaboration and the sweetness of success. Working together, we will find our ancestors! <br>
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== Scheduled Topics: ==
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== WHAT: Scheduled Topics  ==
  
#Ways to get to the Wiki; registering; signing in; setting your preferences; MeetingPlace tips
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{| class="prettytable" border="1"
#Understanding the Home page and the navigation bar; Community guidelines; Forums
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#Editing pages using the Rich Text/FCK editor; setting up your User page; watching pages and understanding the Watched Pages e-mail
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#Creating and editing links; setting up your Sandbox (a subpage) and linking back to your User page;&nbsp;using Discussion pages;&nbsp;signing your name&nbsp;
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#Editing pages using the standard editor; intro to Wikitext; creating and editing links - continued; IE browser tips
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#The Table of Contents (TOC); heading levels; advanced searching; types of pages, including special pages
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#Copying and pasting – from within the Wiki, from other Web sites including Wikipedia
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#Copying and pasting – from Microsoft Office Word, from OpenOffice.org Writer; running OpenOffice from a flash drive
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#Uploading images and files; placing images and files and their thumbnails in an article; roles in the Wiki
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#Creating and adding tables; using templates, infoboxes, and userboxes; adding References/Citations to an article
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#Understanding Wiki namespaces; creating and naming a new page; splitting an article; renaming, moving, and redirecting articles
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#Combining articles; deleting articles; understanding and adding Categories to articles
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{| border="1" class="prettytable"
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! scope="col" | <center>'''Scheduled Topic'''</center>  
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! scope="col" | <center>'''Scheduled Topics'''</center>  
 
! scope="col" | <center>'''<nowiki>*Proposed Dates to be Given</nowiki>'''</center>
 
! scope="col" | <center>'''<nowiki>*Proposed Dates to be Given</nowiki>'''</center>
 
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| 1. Getting in
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| 1. User pages, Discussion Pages, Setting Preferences and Watching Pages
| 18 Aug 2011&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| align="left" | January 12, 2012 <br>
 
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| 2. Wiki navigation<br>  
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| 2. Navigation Bar, Sandbox, Page History, Uploading Images/Files
| 25 Aug 2011
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| align="left" | January 19, 2012      <br>  
 
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| 3. User pages, watching pages<br>  
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| 3. Rich Text Editor and Wikitext
| 01 Sep 2011
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| January 26, 2012 <br>
 
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| 4. Links, sandbox, discussion pages<br>
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| 4. References/Citations, Namespaces, Categorization, Templates
| 08 Sep 2011&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| align="left" | February 2, 2012<br>  
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| 5. Standard editor &amp;&nbsp;wikitext<br>
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| 15 Sep 2011
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| 6. Table of contents, searching<br>
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| 22 Sep 2011&nbsp;
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| 7. Copying &amp;&nbsp;pasting, part 1<br>
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| 29 Sep 2011
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| 8. Copying &amp;&nbsp;pasting, part 2<br>
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| 06 Oct 2011&nbsp;
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| 9. Images and files<br>
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| 13 Oct 2011&nbsp;
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| 10. Tables &amp; templates, references &amp; citations<br>  
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| 20 Oct 2011
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| 11. Namespaces, creating &amp;&nbsp;naming articles<br>
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| 27&nbsp;Oct 2011&nbsp;
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| 12. Combining &amp; deleting, categorization<br>
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| 03&nbsp;Nov 2011
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'''*'''<nowiki>These dates are subject to change.</nowiki>  
 
'''*'''<nowiki>These dates are subject to change.</nowiki>  
  
=== &nbsp;&nbsp;Lesson Plans  ===
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== WHERE: Online with MeetingPlace  ==
  
Listed below are copies of the lesson plans used for the New Wiki Contributors Training meetings. They correspond to the Scheduled Topics list, above. The information given was accurate at the time of the lesson, but may change slightly as our Wiki grows and matures.  
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[http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/a/f70720574ce01277169709f064549edd '''Attend Meeting'''] (MeetingPlace ID '''5252''')
  
To download a file, right-click the name of the file, and then select either '''Save target as...''' (IE) or '''Save Link As...''' (Firefox). Select a location on your computer, and then click '''Save'''.
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==== To both view and hear the meeting  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/d/d2/New_Wiki_Contributors_Training_%E2%80%93_Lesson_1.pdf New Wiki Contributors Training - Lesson 1]
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#Click '''Attend Meeting''', above.  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/7/72/New_Wiki_Contributors_Training_%E2%80%93_Lesson_2.pdf New Wiki Contributors Training - Lesson 2]
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#If necessary, in the Meeting ID field, enter '''5252''', and then click the '''Attend Meeting''' button.  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/a/ad/New_Wiki_Contributors_Training_%E2%80%93_Lesson_3.pdf New Wiki Contributors Training - Lesson 3]
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#On the Attend Meeting screen, enter either a guest user name ''or'' your LDS Account information, and then click the '''Attend Meeting''' button.  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/9/99/New_Wiki_Contributors_Training_%E2%80%93_Lesson_4.pdf New Wiki Contributors Training - Lesson 4]
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#Under Connect Me, <font color="red">make sure that the boxes next to both Join the web conference and Have MeetingPlace call my phone have a checkmark in them;</font> type your phone number (including area code, with no dashes or parentheses) in the appropriate field; and then click the '''Connect''' button.
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/bf/New_Wiki_Contributors_Training_%E2%80%93_Lesson_5.pdf New Wiki Contributors Training - Lesson 5]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/9/92/New_Wiki_Contributors_Training_%E2%80%93_Lesson_6.pdf New Wiki Contributors Training - Lesson 6]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/f/f5/New_Wiki_Contributors_Training_%E2%80%93_Lesson_7.pdf New Wiki Contributors Training - Lesson 7]
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=== '''Past Meetings''' ===
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==== To hear the meeting only ====
  
To review the recording or access attachments of a previous meeting:
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Call 801-240-2663 (or toll-free 877-453-7266), and then follow the prompts. The Meeting ID is '''5252.'''
  
#Click [https://chqmpweb1.ldschurch.org/mpweb/scripts/mpx.dll MeetingPlace].
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==== International callers  ====
#Enter '''5252''', and then click the&nbsp;'''Find Meeting&nbsp;'''button&nbsp;(''not'' Attend Meeting).
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#Type in '''your name''', and then click '''Find Meeting'''.&nbsp;
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#Under Meeting Search, select '''Past'''.
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#Enter the '''date''' (or date range -- such as From: Apr 7, 2011 To: current date), and then click '''Search'''.
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#In the Past Meetings list, for the desired date, click the Meeting ID link ('''5252''').
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#On the right, under Options, click '''Attachments/Recordings'''.
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#The Web Recording can be played, but not downloaded.&nbsp;It has both audio and video.&nbsp;There are also separate&nbsp;audio recordings (and sometimes document or other attachments) which&nbsp;can be downloaded to your computer&nbsp;by right-clicking the icon or link, and then selecting '''Save Target As...'''.
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Sometimes, MeetingPlace will fail to connect an international caller to the toll-free number. If this happens to you, using Skype, you can call the toll-free number at no cost to join the meeting.
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#Join the meeting over your computer, but don't have the system call your phone.
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#In Skype, click '''Call Phones'''. 
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#Select the United States flag, then enter '''877-453-7266'''. 
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#Follow the prompts; the Meeting ID is '''5252'''.
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#The "'''pound'''" key is the same as the "hash" key, #.
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#Skype can cause reverberation in the meeting, so please keep your audio muted when you are not speaking.
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== Previous Recordings and Lesson Plans  ==
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:New Contributors Training/Prior Lessons|Prior lesson plans and recorded classes]]
  
{| border="1" class="prettytable"
 
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! scope="col" | <center>'''Scheduled Topic'''</center>
 
! scope="col" | <center>'''Dates Given<br>'''</center>
 
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| 1. Getting in
 
| 07 Apr 2011
 
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| 2. Wiki navigation <br>
 
| 14 Apr 2011
 
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| 3. User pages, watching pages
 
| 28 Apr 2011
 
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| 4. Links, sandbox, discussion pages
 
| 05 May 2011
 
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| 5. Standard editor &amp; wikitext
 
| 12 May 2011
 
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| 6. Table of contents, searching
 
| 26 May 2011
 
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| 7. Copying &amp; pasting, part 1
 
| 02 Jun 2011
 
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| 8. Copying &amp; pasting, part 2
 
| 09 Jun 2011
 
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| 9. Images and files
 
| 30 Jun 2011
 
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| 10. Tables &amp; templates, references &amp; citations
 
| 14 Jul 2011
 
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| 11. Namespaces, creating &amp; naming articles
 
| 21 Jul 2011
 
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| 12. Combining &amp; deleting, categorization
 
| 28 Jul 2011
 
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[[Category:Wiki_community_meetings|'''Wiki_community_meetings''']]
 
[[Category:Wiki_community_meetings|'''Wiki_community_meetings''']]

Revision as of 20:48, 29 May 2012

Contents

PURPOSE: Support & Collaboration

  • If you have experience with family history but are new to using the Wiki, this meeting is for you! You may receive support in contributing to the Wiki, which helps others with direction in their personal research.
  • The first part of the meeting will include training on the scheduled topic. After the training, the agenda is open for you to ask any questions you may have about working in the Wiki.

WHEN: Thursdays 12:00 to 1:00 PM MST (2:00-3:00 EST)

There will be no class on Thursday, February 2, 2012

Click to Attend (MeetingPlace ID 5252)

See below for instructions on using MeetingPlace.

Note About the Meeting Connection

When you connect with Meeting Place on your computer and enter your Meeting ID # (5252) and then your name, you will come to a screen that asks you to

___ Join the Web Conference

___ Have Meeting Place Call My Phone

Both of these options should be checked and your telephone number entered prior to hitting the "Connect" button. Your screen images will come from the "join the web conference" link, but your audio only comes through a telephone connection, so if you do not make that telephone hookup, you will be unable to hear what is going on in the meeting.

WHAT: Scheduled Topics

Scheduled Topics
*Proposed Dates to be Given
1. User pages, Discussion Pages, Setting Preferences and Watching Pages January 12, 2012
2. Navigation Bar, Sandbox, Page History, Uploading Images/Files January 19, 2012
3. Rich Text Editor and Wikitext January 26, 2012
4. References/Citations, Namespaces, Categorization, Templates February 2, 2012


*These dates are subject to change.

WHERE: Online with MeetingPlace

Attend Meeting (MeetingPlace ID 5252)

To both view and hear the meeting

  1. Click Attend Meeting, above.
  2. If necessary, in the Meeting ID field, enter 5252, and then click the Attend Meeting button.
  3. On the Attend Meeting screen, enter either a guest user name or your LDS Account information, and then click the Attend Meeting button.
  4. Under Connect Me, make sure that the boxes next to both Join the web conference and Have MeetingPlace call my phone have a checkmark in them; type your phone number (including area code, with no dashes or parentheses) in the appropriate field; and then click the Connect button.

To hear the meeting only

Call 801-240-2663 (or toll-free 877-453-7266), and then follow the prompts. The Meeting ID is 5252.

International callers

Sometimes, MeetingPlace will fail to connect an international caller to the toll-free number. If this happens to you, using Skype, you can call the toll-free number at no cost to join the meeting.

  1. Join the meeting over your computer, but don't have the system call your phone.
  2. In Skype, click Call Phones.
  3. Select the United States flag, then enter 877-453-7266.
  4. Follow the prompts; the Meeting ID is 5252.
  5. The "pound" key is the same as the "hash" key, #.
  6. Skype can cause reverberation in the meeting, so please keep your audio muted when you are not speaking.

Previous Recordings and Lesson Plans

Prior lesson plans and recorded classes