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Welcome, TWikiGuest!

Welcome to TWiki! This is a TWikiSite (pronounced twee-kee site), a meeting place to work on common interests. Anyone can contribute using any web browser. TWiki looks like a normal Web site... except that it encourages contribution and editing of pages, questions, answers, comments and updates.

Mission: "TWiki is a leading-edge, web-based collaboration platform targeting the corporate intranet world. TWiki fosters information flow within an organization; lets distributed teams work together seamlessly and productively; and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content."

"Wiki" systems are fundamentally editable web pages. It's a fun and useful way of communicating asynchronously over the web for many existing intranet and public Internet sites. TWiki is simple to learn and use. It aims to provide a transparent way for you to publish and exchange your ideas with others over the web.

How TWiki Works

  1. Browse. This is a site like other sites. Read and follow interesting links.
    • web: A TWikiSite is divided into webs, each one represents an area for collaboration. Your site has the following webs: Main  |  TWiki  |  Sandbox
    • topic: Each web is made up of hyperlinked topics (TWikiTopics) that appear in your browser.
    • WebChanges: in each TWiki web to find what's new
  2. Write. Speak your mind! From your browser you can change or add to anything you see in a TWiki topic. Use regular text, HTML or TWikiShorthand. To contribute:
    • Create An Account. To be able to edit or write new content, you'll need to create an account for yourself. It's simple, and only takes a minute. TWikiRegistration This will also create your personal home page.
    • click Edit at the bottom of any topic and make your changes
    • click [ Preview Changes ] at the bottom to verify the topic (use your brower's Back button if necessary)
    • click [ Save Changes ]
  3. Don't worry! It can be scary at first to change "public" content. Please just try it. Revision control keeps all content, nothing is lost. For special cases, access control is available yet you may find you don't need it in most cases. You'll soon see how successful WikiCulture works in this kind of collaboration environment. This is new. Just try to relax.
  4. Experiment. Edit your personal page or visit the Sandbox web.
    1. Link. To link to another topic, start by editing an existing topic.
      • To create a link to an existing topic type its JoinCapitalizedWords name. WikiWords (two or more capitalized words run together) link automatically.
      • To create a link to a new topic, enter a newly UsedPhrase.
      • When previewing, the links show and "?" (question marks) are used to create topics.
      • Another way to create a topic is to type its WikiWord in the Go box or URL.
    2. Topic history. click Diffs at the bottom of a topic
    3. Attach files. click Attach to upload and attach any type of file.
  5. Organize. You can learn to use TWikiForms and FormattedSearches to include topic information - for example, classify pages by subject, status, or date.
  6. Learn more. TWikiTutorial is a 20-minute tour of TWiki essentials. ATasteOfTWiki is a short introduction training course for beginners. WikiReferences links to selected articles and books about Wiki technology and online collaboration.

Starting Points

TWiki Highlights

  • Web browser used to create and edit topics
  • Automatic linking HTML not required
  • Search topic names or full-text (regular expressions available)
  • Revision control for changes (who, what, when) for topics and attachments
  • Access control using users and groups
  • Email notification of topic changes
  • File attachments upload and download any file to any topic similar to email attachments
  • Warnings for simultaneous topic editing
  • Plug-in via TWiki's flexible architecture using templates, skins, plug-ins and add-ons to customize everything
  • Development active with growing set of features in TWiki releases and plug-ins
  • Strong community for support of users, administrators and developers
  • Read more about TWiki at http://TWiki.org/

TWiki Web Description of Web Used to... Links
Welcome to TWiki... Users, Groups ...see who is registered on this TWiki
Home of Main web Search Main web Recent changes in the Main web Get notified of changes to the Main web
Welcome, Registration, and other StartingPoints; TWiki history & Wiki style; All the docs... ...discover TWiki details, and how to start your own site.
Home of TWiki web Search TWiki web Recent changes in the TWiki web Get notified of changes to the TWiki web
Conferences and Special Events ...news and information
Home of Conferences web Search Conferences web Recent changes in the Conferences web Get notified of changes to the Conferences web
Cornell Math Courses using TWiki ...contain subwebs with specific courses.
Home of Courses web Search Courses web Recent changes in the Courses web Get notified of changes to the Courses web
Intersection Theory ...present and discuss materials for the course
Home of Courses/Math7350 web Search Courses/Math7350 web Recent changes in the Courses/Math7350 web Get notified of changes to the Courses/Math7350 web
Ongoing work by Ed Swartz ...collaborate on Homologies and such
Home of EBS web Search EBS web Recent changes in the EBS web Get notified of changes to the EBS web
Discussion forums (TWiki application) ...discuss various topics
Home of Forum web Search Forum web Recent changes in the Forum web Get notified of changes to the Forum web
Instructional Technology Office ...collaborate on Instructional Technology
Home of ITO web Search ITO web Recent changes in the ITO web Get notified of changes to the ITO web
Math Explorers Club ...collaborate on projects of the Math Explorers Club
Home of MEC web Search MEC web Recent changes in the MEC web Get notified of changes to the MEC web
Huntley, M.A. et al. Research Support ...collaborate on Huntley, M.A. et al. Research
Home of MH web Search MH web Recent changes in the MH web Get notified of changes to the MH web
Math Support Center (MSC) Wiki ...collaborate on support of Math courses and topics at Cornell University
Home of MSC web Search MSC web Recent changes in the MSC web Get notified of changes to the MSC web
  ...collaborate on computing projets
Home of MathComputing web Search MathComputing web Recent changes in the MathComputing web Get notified of changes to the MathComputing web
Explore Math in the Numb3rs TV Show ...collaborate on projects related to Numb3rs
Home of Numb3rs web Search Numb3rs web Recent changes in the Numb3rs web Get notified of changes to the Numb3rs web
Who is here on TWiki ...collaborate on
Home of People web Search People web Recent changes in the People web Get notified of changes to the People web
Research Experiences for Undergraduates ...collaborate on REU projects
Home of REU web Search REU web Recent changes in the REU web Get notified of changes to the REU web
Summer Math Institute ...collaborate on materials for current and future Summer Math Institutes.
Home of SMI web Search SMI web Recent changes in the SMI web Get notified of changes to the SMI web
Sandbox test area with all features enabled. ...experiment in an unrestricted hands-on web.
Home of Sandbox web Search Sandbox web Recent changes in the Sandbox web Get notified of changes to the Sandbox web
[Teaching] list postings and other goodies ...collaborate on
Home of Teach web Search Teach web Recent changes in the Teach web Get notified of changes to the Teach web
You can use color coding by web for identification and reference. This table is updated automatically based on WebPreferences settings of the individual webs. Contact wikiwiz@math.cornell.edu if you need a separate collaboration web for your team. See also AdminToolsCategory.

Legend: home Go to the home of the web recentchanges See recent changes in the web
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