Professor Ruppel knows that Wikipedia assignments work best when integrated with the theme of the course and that it’s best to introduce the Wikipedia assignment early in the semester. Therefore, she introduced the project in the first week by distributing the brochure “Welcome to Wikimedia" and showing the video “10 years of Wikipedia: An Overview”. She also assigned students to complete the a one-hour online training: WP:STUDENT.
Marguerite has plenty of time to get acquainted with the Wiki site. She gets started right away with the reading assignment and doing a bit of simple research just to see what she can find on the subject and exploring the page links to resources on the subject.