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Remove me from this course?[edit]

@Jami (Wiki Ed): (or whoever else can help), While poking around on Joseph Reagle's course I accidently clicked the button and got added as a student in the course. Although Joseph and I both see the button that says remove this student next to my name, it doesn't seem to work in either case. Maybe somebody here can remove me? Thanks for the help! —mako 22:26, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Won't let me do it either and I'm both +coursecoordinator and +sysop. Looks like you found a fun new bug. Kevin Gorman (talk) 22:33, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
    • It worked for me back in September 2013. But I tried the above and it cannot disenroll. OhanaUnitedTalk page 23:04, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
      • Eeek! I'll look into the bug. You might be able to disenroll yourself using the "Disenroll" tab/button near the search box at the top. (It may be in the overflow pulldown.) @Benjamin Mako Hill: --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:33, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed): Thanks for helping and for the quick response! I don't see a Disenroll link but I do see an Enroll link. Here's a screenshot of what I see (not a long term link). If this is helpful for the bug, please go ahead and upload the screenshot to Bugzilla. —mako 00:12, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
User:Benjamin Mako Hill: The "Disenroll" link should be in the "More" pulldown next to the search box. (The big green Enroll button is just part of a template.) I tested this and it should work. I don't have any explanation why the "remove from course" path isn't working, though. The very similar "remove as reviewer" link (which appears if a student has an assigned article, and someone has added themselves as a reviewer) still works.--ragesoss (talk) 00:23, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed): Great! That seems to have worked. —mako 00:32, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Sage (Wiki Ed): I forgot to mention I was having this problem, too. You're right that the "disenroll" from the drop-down works, but I'm unable to unenroll people, which my user right typically allows me to do. Any ideas about this—I'm assuming it's the same bug. Just trying to remove instructors who have accidentally enrolled themselves as students, so we have the best data possible :). Let me know what you think! Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:52, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Jami: A recent change to MediaWiki core broke this, but we've got a patch already finished. It should work again by next Thursday, I think. (The following Thursday, at the latest.)--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:16, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: msitar[edit]

Msitar (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    As a librarian, I collaborate with faculty to create information literacy assignments that promote critical thinking and engagement with the research process. As more and more faculty express an interest in assignments that include writing for Wikipedia, I'd like to be able to advertise my services with the Ambassador designation.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    Ithaca, NY at Cornell University
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    BA, English, DePaul University, MS in Information Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, 10 years as an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the University of Texas. I'm currently Director of Research and Learning Services at Olin and Uris Libraries at Cornell.
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    I hosted an edit-a-thon last year at the University of Texas, have taught a workshop on editing Wikipedia at Cornell, and I'm collaborating with two faculty members now on course assignments. I contribute occasionally in the course of my use of Wikipedia as a librarian.
  5. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    My career as a librarian as been focused on instruction and information literacy. I've spent years teaching undergraduates how to use Wikipedia effectively in their research and I welcome the opportunity to teach the campus community how to effectively contribute to Wikipedia.

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Daniel Simanek, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @DStrassmann, Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Msitar (talk) 20:40, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Support --a big help for a major school. Rjensen (talk) 10:33, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Request for course instructor right: Dmak78 (talk) (course page draft)[edit]

Course title and description
Number of students
Start and end dates

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Dmak78 (talk) 23:32, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

@Dmak78: Hi—please fill in the details listed above and add some information about your course to your draft course page. If you need help, feel free to email me at Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 00:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Education Foundation August monthly report published[edit]

The August edition of the Wiki Education Foundation monthly report is now available on Commons, on-wiki, and on our blog. Feedback and questions are most welcome.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:46, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Request for course instructor right: Jlehrcalpoly (talk) (course page draft)[edit]

Course title and description
Number of students
Start and end dates

@OhanaUnited, Neelix, Ktr101, Pharos, Pongr: @Sleuthwood, Etlib, Biosthmors, Kayz911: @Jami (Wiki Ed), Rjensen, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman: --Jlehrcalpoly (talk) 20:27, 20 September 2014 (UTC)