The main namespace is for all Wikiversity pages that deal directly with learning (the educational mission of Wikiversity). The main namespace contains pages that are about learning materials (example: Hunter-gatherers project), learning projects (example: Bibliography and Research Methods), and research activities (example: Bloom clock project).
The other namespaces have special uses that help Wikiversity participants facilitate and organize their collaborative content development efforts.
In addition to the namespaces that are found at Wikipedia, Wikiversity has "school" and "topic" namespaces. Like the "wikiversity" and "portal" namespaces, the "school" and "topic" namespaces are for meta-content; that is, Wikiversity content that is concerned with the management and organization of Wikiversity rather than being directly concerned with learning and the educational activities that take place in the main namespace. Pages in the "school" namespace are concerned with management and organization of large subject areas and large amounts Wikiversity main namespace content (example: School:Medicine). Wikiversity schools contain and organize groups of more narrowly-focused content development projects in the "Topic:" namespace. The content development projects in the "Topic:" namespace can be referred to as departments, centers, institutes, divisions or whatever is convenient (example: the Accounting Department). For more information see: Wikiversity:Topics.
Content development projects. At Wikipedia, editors have found that it is useful to create a special type of meta-page called a WikiProject page. At Wikipedia such pages all exist with the project namespace and start with the prefix "Wikipedia:WikiProject:" (example). At Wikiversity, the pages in the "school" and "topic" namespaces can be thought of as special types of "WikiProject" pages that are concerned with creating and organizing learning resources for broad subject areas ("School:" projects) or more narrow academic topics ("Topic:" projects).
ウィキバーシティの標準名前空間は、教材コンテンツを置く場所です（特別:ページ一覧）。 It is the default namespace and page names for Wikiversity pages that are in the main namespace do not use a prefix. Wikiversity allows the creation of subpages for main namespace page, see: Wikiversity:Subpages.
101 problem - Not all English-speaking countries number courses starting at 101. "Foo 101" means nothing to some people. It is better to say "Introduction to Foo".
ウィキバーシティというプロジェクト自身のための名前空間では、接頭辞 Wikiversity: がページ名の頭に付きます。 The Wikiversity project namespace is also called the Wikiversity namespace because our project is called "Wikiversity". The Wikiversity namespace is a namespace containing pages that provide information about Wikiversity. The page you are now reading is located in the Wikiversity project namespace. An example of another page in the wikiversity namespace is Wikiversity:Main Page. Other important pages in the project namespace are the policy pages. Note: the word "project" is used in many ways to in the contexts of many different kinds of collaborative wiki projects. This entire website is the "Wikiversity project". Wikiversity also contains many collaborative "content development projects" in the "School:" and "Topic:" namespaces. In the main namespace, there are many learning projects where Wikiversity participants can engage in collaborative learning activities (see Figure 2). See also: Portal:Wikiversity.
ポータル名前空間（接頭辞 Portal: ）は、読者のための目次や一覧であり、特定のテーマに関するコンテンツを探して読むための手引きになるページのための場所です。 It also may contain links to encourage readers to contribute new content to Wikiversity (see, for example, Portal:Learning Projects. The "Portal:" namespace can be used together with categories. Wikiversity editors can create new categories to unite departments and projects as needed. Each category can have its own portal page in the "Portal:" namespace. Portals are particularly useful for areas of study that do not fit into the more conventional school>division>department hierarchy. Example of a portal: Portal:Science. See Wikiversity:Portal.
"School:心理学" などの School 群は、伝統的な大学に様々な学部 (school) があるのと似た機能を持ちます。 School の下位に Topic が置かれます。 Wikiversity:Schools も参照してください。
Topic 名前空間は、学科や学類 (department or division) のようなものを指し示す目印として使われます。例えば "School:心理学" の下位には "Topic:社会心理学" や "Topic:臨床心理学" を置くことができるでしょう。 When talked about these could then be referred to as the Department of Clinical Psychology or the Division of Social Psychology, depending on your preference. See: Wikiversity:Topics.
"Topic" is a generic term at Wikiversity. Pages in the Topic: namespace can serve as content development projects for narrow academic topics in a similar fashion to Wikipedia "wikiprojects". The "Topic" namespace is for organization of the work of Wikiversity content producers. The names of topic pages always start with the "Topic:" prefix. Example of a topic page: Topic:Cell Biology.
"Topic:" pages can be called "Departments", "Center", "Divisions" or any other term desired by those collaborating in that topic area.
The main page for each Wikiversity department can be started with Template:Department boilerplate.
利用者名前空間（接頭辞「利用者:」）は、利用者の自己紹介ページや、個人用の作業補助ページ群を収容する名前空間です。例えば、お気に入りページへのブックマーク（しおり）としてリンク集を置くことができます。 If you see in the RecentChanges list that the user named "Jimbo" has updated some pages, this user name is a link not to Jimbo but to user:Jimbo. (See Special:Listusers).
The image namespace (prefix Image:, also called image description pages) is a namespace that provides info about images (as well as sound clips, pdf files and other media files), one page for each, with a link to the image or sound clip itself. See Special:Imagelist. There are three versions of links to images and sound files:
- [[Image:Foobar.jpg]] will insert the image directly into the page (not for sound files)
- [[Media:Foobar.jpg]] will make a text link to the image or sound clip
- [[:Image:Foobar.jpg]] will make a text link to the image description page
The MediaWiki namespace (prefix MediaWiki:) is a namespace containing interface texts such as link labels and messages. They are used for adjusting the localisation (i.e. local version) of interface messages without waiting for a new LanguageXx.php file to get installed. Each label and message has a separate page. Pages in this namespace are protected by default. An automatically generated list of all interface messages is at Special:Allmessages.
The Template namespace (formerly part of the MediaWiki namespace) is used to define a standard text which can then be conveniently added within pages, either the text itself at the time of adding, or a reference to the text at the time of viewing the page. The latter way effectively changes all such occurrences of the standard text automatically by just editing the page where the text is defined. These are listed at w:Template messages and w:Navigational templates. The majority of this type is not protected.
The Category namespace contains categories of pages, with each displaying a list of pages in that category and optional additional text.
Pages in the help namespace provide information about how to edit Wikiversity webpages and participate within the Wikiversity community. See: Help:目次. There are also some similar pages in the "Wikiversity:" namespace such as Wikiversity:ウィキバーシティ用語集 and others in the main namespace such as Introduction to Wikiversity. Wikiversity also has pages about how to edit other Wikimedia Foundation sister projects, see Wikipedia service-learning courses.
Except for special pages, each namespace has an associated talk namespace. The talk namespaces are designated by adding talk: to the normal prefix. For example, the talk namespace associated with the main article namespace has the prefix Talk:, while the talk namespace associated with the user namespace has the prefix User talk:. Most of the pages in the talk namespaces are used to discuss changes to the corresponding page in the associated namespace. Pages in the user talk namespace are used to leave messages for a particular user. The user talk namespace is special in that, whenever a user's talk page is edited, that user will see a box saying "You have new messages" on every page that they view until they visit their talk page.