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Discussion at WP:THQ § Reversal of edits[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at -- WP:THQ § Reversal of edits. Marchjuly (talk) 07:15, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Perhaps there's a Wiki-Ed advisor around who can take a look at this. Maybe someone can guide them or at least point them to content specifically geared to class projects. They also seem to be interested in editing articles about medical related subjects, so perhaps there's some specific guidance some can give then regarding that. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:18, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Non-registered courses?[edit]

Do we have any specific instructions on what to do when we encounter someone claiming to teach a course that they have not registered with the Wikipedia Education Program? I tried looking through the documentation but couldn't find anything. signed, Rosguill talk 21:43, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Does WP:INSTRUCTORS have what you're looking for in the first para? Nikkimaria (talk) 21:51, 31 October 2020 (UTC)
Nikkimaria, I see that it says All class instructors should follow the instructions for setting up a class project, and work via the Dashboard system. However, this doesn't give me any guidance of what to do in the case of a self-proclaimed instructor that has declared their intent to not comply with our registration process. I suspect that this editor is likely trying to use this as cover for COI/UPE activity because their contributed content to date has been overly promotional, but as they have been inactive since stating their intent to not comply with our Education Program, I have held off on blocking. signed, Rosguill talk 22:59, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

Please help monitor LGBT-related article changes by this CSUC course[edit]

Hello. CSUC WikiEd course Introduction to LGBT Studies is ramping up with 60 students about to begin editing articles related to LGBT subjects, which can be a controversial topic, and which may be under ArbCom discretionary sanctions. This is too much to ask of one content expert, even if this were the only thing on their plate. We need volunteers to add a few articles to their watchlist to help keep this on track, and to help provide assistance to student editors as needed.

Can you help? Please see the course watchlist sign-up sheet at WT:LGBT#Heads up about new CSUC WikiEd course and check off a few boxes. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 19:11, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Mathglot: This is one of the courses we've asked to stay in sandboxes, so that Wiki Education can have plenty of time to review their final drafts and move them into mainspace as appropriate after the course ends. You can expect their mainspace edits to continue to be fairly minimal, although any help with looking over and providing feedback on their draft work and the few mainspace edits they make is of course welcome.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:47, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
@Sage (Wiki Ed):, thanks for your reply; that helps a lot. Do you think I should call off the volunteers (only me + 1 other so far) at the notice I put up at WT:LGBT, or refer volunteers to the student sandboxes, and their comments (if any) to User talk:StudentUser/sandbox pages and leave comments there perhaps? Mathglot (talk) 21:34, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
Looking to their sandboxes and leaving comments for them on their talk pages would be lovely, if you're up for it! :-) --Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:20, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
I was going to volunteer, but it looks like the Wikipedia editing part of the course ends in a few days. Plus, even if that were not the case, monitoring 60 student editors' sandbox pages would be laborious. Mark D Worthen PsyD (talk) [he/his/him] 02:27, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of assignment[edit]

Ambox warning assignment has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the entry on the Templates for discussion page. --Trialpears (talk) 12:57, 17 November 2020 (UTC)