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Course name
Plants and Human Health
University of Michigan
Yin-Long Qiu
Content Expert
Ian (Wiki Ed)
Course dates
2018-09-05 00:00:00 UTC – 2018-12-12 23:59:59 UTC
Approximate number of student editors

Plants are the ultimate source of all human food and most medicine.

In this course, students will learn basic botany, human use of plants as food and medicine, and the important relationship between environment and human health.

Active participation by students in class discussion is required after they read materials in a textbook, research articles, and online sources outside of classroom.

A self-designed course project stimulates independent and active thinking, and helps students learn in a relaxed environment at self-controlled pace

Only high school biology is required.

Student Assigned Reviewing
Kathro Juice vesicles
Alexob1212 Berula erecta
Vktran Polycarpic
Smbrady Cannabis tea
Pandabha Polyculture
Fullerha Houseplant
Nugentno Spearmint
Tlusson Push-pull agricultural pest management
Gdianan Nigella sativa
Hallsarahe Royal Ann cherry
Sydtou Sporopollenin, Effects of climate change on plant diversity
Maxmiley Oat milk
Jgryka Essential oil
Kallansawyer Herbal Tinctures
Elwenze Spathiphyllum
Martchol Achillea santolina


Week 1

Course meetings
Wednesday, 5 September 2018
In class - Introduction to the Wikipedia assignment

Welcome to your Wikipedia assignment's course timeline. This page guides you through the steps you'll need to complete for your Wikipedia assignment, with links to training modules and your classmates' work spaces.

Your course has been assigned a Wikipedia Expert. You can reach them through the Get Help button at the top of this page.


Assignment - Get started on Wikipedia

Create an account and join this course page, using the enrollment link your instructor sent you. (Because of Wikipedia's technical restraints, you may receive a message that you cannot create an account. To resolve this, please try again off campus or the next day.)


This week, everyone should have a Wikipedia account.

Week 2

Course meetings
Monday, 10 September 2018   |   Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Assignment - Evaluate Wikipedia


Evaluate an article

Week 3

Course meetings
Monday, 17 September 2018   |   Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Assignment - Choose possible topics


Choose a topic

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 6

In class - Discussion

What's a content gap?

Week 4

Course meetings
Monday, 24 September 2018   |   Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Assignment - Add to an article


Add a citation

Week 5

Course meetings
Monday, 1 October 2018   |   Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Assignment - Start drafting your contributions

Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have questions using the Get Help button at the top of this page.

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, pages 7–9


Everyone has begun writing their article drafts.

Week 6

Course meetings
Monday, 8 October 2018   |   Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Assignment - Peer review two articles

Guiding framework

In class - Discussion

Thinking about Wikipedia


Every student has finished reviewing their assigned articles, making sure that every article has been reviewed.

Week 7

Course meetings
Monday, 15 October 2018   |   Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Assignment - Respond to your peer review

You probably have some feedback from other students and possibly other Wikipedians. Consider their suggestions, decide whether it makes your work more accurate and complete, and edit your draft to make those changes.


  • Editing Wikipedia, pages 12 and 14
  • Reach out to your Wikipedia Expert if you have any questions.

Week 8

Course meetings
Monday, 22 October 2018   |   Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Assignment - Begin moving your work to Wikipedia

Now that you've improved your draft based on others' feedback, it's time to move your work live - to the "mainspace."

Resource: Editing Wikipedia, page 13

Week 9

Course meetings
Monday, 29 October 2018   |   Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Assignment - Continue improving your article


Add links to your article

Now's the time to revisit your text and refine your work. You may do more research and find missing information; rewrite the lead section to represent all major points; reorganize the text to communicate the information better; or add images and other media.

Week 10

Course meetings
Monday, 5 November 2018   |   Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Assignment - Polish your work

Continue to expand and improve your work, and format your article to match Wikipedia's tone and standards. Remember to contact your Wikipedia Expert at any time if you need further help!

Week 11

Course meetings
Monday, 12 November 2018   |   Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Assignment - Final article

It's the final week to develop your article.

  • Read Editing Wikipedia page 15 to review a final check-list before completing your assignment.
  • Don't forget that you can ask for help from your Wikipedia Expert at any time!
In class - In-class presentation

Guiding questions

Week 12

Course meetings
Monday, 19 November 2018   |   Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Everyone should have finished all of the work they'll do on Wikipedia, and be ready for grading.