A demonstration, recorded live, of how to create a Wikipedia article (7 min 50 sec)
A look at how to assess the shortcomings of an article and improve it (4m 22s)
An exploration of the standard article assessment system, with examples of each quality level (11m 30s)
A trip through the history of an article, from humble beginnings to Good Article status (6m 25s)
Places for general Wikipedia help
For most kinds of help on Wikipedia—technical questions; policies and guidelines; etiquette; conflicts with editors; feedback and reviews of your work—the first place students should turn is the course talk page. Part of your role to as a Wikipedia Ambassador is to keep an eye on the course page and help students find answers to their questions and solutions to their problems. There are a number of places you can turn to if you don't know the answers to students' questions.
Places to get help
Discussions in the right places
Article talk pages – The talk pages of articles are typically where discussions about the content of articles take place. Other editors may leave messages about your work here. If someone reverts changes you make to an article, the talk page is where you should start a discussion. Put it on your watchlist!
Wikipedia Campus or Online Ambassadors – If your class is working with one or more Wikipedia Ambassadors, the Ambassador(s) to meet with you or talk with you by email to discuss problems and questions about Wikipedia.
Course talk page – This is the main place for discussing your assignments, posting problems or questions that come up, and giving and receiving feedback about your articles. Put it on your watchlist!
WikiProject talk pages – These are message boards for users interested in editing articles about particular topics.
Help:Contents – Is the main help page that will guide you in the right direction. The help page may be reached at any time by clicking help displayed under the ► Interaction tab on the left side of all pages.
Help:Contents/Browse – Is a main menu-style page that will direct you to the right place to find information.
Help:Contents/Directory – Is a descriptive listing of all Wikipedia's informative, instructional and consultation pages.
When you're reviewing student work, you'll find some articles that are great—especially for new users. Please add any examples of good new articles, Good Articles, work that appears on Did You Know, or other forms of good contributions (videos, images, etc.) to this trophy case.