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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wikispaces Updates Editing Options

If you're a Wikispaces user the next time you sign into one of your wikis you will notice some new editing features. Late last week Wikispaces added new "undo" and "redo" options to the editing menu. This should make it easier to fix small mistakes or to repeat an action like inserting blocks of text. The other new feature that should be of interest to teachers and students is a new system for notifying you that someone is editing a page at the same time as you. In the past this notification appeared at the bottom of the page and was easy to miss (my students missed it all the time). The new notification placement is just below the editing toolbar.

Wikispaces also made some technical changes last week that don't affect the visual editor, but might be of interest to you anyway. You can read all about those changes here.