Guide for coaches

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sabawoon Mirwais, M.B.B.S, M.D.[2]


  • This page will serve as a guide for the coaches on how to engage with new scholars.
  • Coaches should execute the steps of engagement in the exact order as explained in the following sections:

1. Creating User Account

  • Creating a user account or confirming a request for an account will require "administrative user rights".
  • To confirm a request for a user account, click here.
  • To create an account for a user, click here.

2. Creating User Template

  • A user template is a computer program that generates the same content on multiple pages.
  • Create a new page and type "template:xyz (xyz here can be the name or initials of the scholar)".
    • E.g., John Smith's user template can be "template:JS", "template:JSmith", "template:John Smith", or "template:JSM".
  • Go to the newly created template page, type "[[User:Scholar Name|Scholar Name, Educational degree of the scholar]][mailto:email ID of the scholar]" and save the page.
  • Note down the name of this saved page and share it with the respective scholar.

3. Creating User Sandbox

  • The WikiDoc "sandbox" is meant to be used as a medium to practice basic editing commands.
  • It is recommended that the sandbox should be used alongside training on basic editing.
  • To create a user sandbox, create a new page and type "sandbox:xyz (xyz here can be the name or initials of the scholar)".
    • E.g., John Smith's user sandbox can be "sandbox:JS", "sandbox:JSmith", "sandbox:John Smith", or "sandbox:JSM".
  • Note down the name of this saved page and share it with the respective scholar.

4. Assistance and Compliance Check

  • After going through the above mentioned steps, coaches should periodically check on their assigned scholars' progress.
    • This can be achieved by checking on the individual user sandbox or just by simply asking if any assistance is needed.
  • It is crucial to address the concerns and questions of the scholars as they proceed with interacting with the layout and organization of WikiDoc projects.

5. Communication

  • As is true for every team work project, being a part of WikiDoc team also aligns with abiding by all the rules and norms of team work.
  • Communication is the key to making sure the scholars are settling in.
  • Efficient communication makes sure that the scholars' questions and concerns are properly addressed in a timely manner.
  • Every scholar is a beginner and since every beginner is a potential master of his/her domain, it is imperative that the scholar's effort be appreciated.



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