A wiki is a type of Web site that allows students to collaborate on writing projects by contributing to a single online document.  The best known wiki is Wikipedia

The first page can act like the table of contents or home page of a website. This is a wiki page, so it can be edited by students.  The wiki will grow as students add more pages and anyone who can edit the wiki can add new pages.

Here is a 7 minute video from engineering showing basic editing as a student.

A key principle is that pages on a wiki should be linked together in some way.  In order to ensure this happens, you have to create a link to the new page before you can create the new page itself.

Be careful about titles - once a page has been created, the title can't be changed.

Wiki Structure

 Wiki Structure

    A) View the current page
    B) Edit 
the current page
    C) View and create a comment on the current page
    D) History of changes to the current page
    E) View a Map of all the pages in the wiki
    F) View Files on the wiki
    G) Create a New page.
    H) Title of the current page
    I) Content on the current page
    J) Link to other page

Add a page

Select New

  • Select New

Enter title

  1. Enter a Title
  2. Select Create page

Enter content and tags

  1. Enter any content you wish the page to have
  2. Enter any Tags you wish the page to be associated with
  3. Select Save

[["page name goes here"]] denotes a new page

  • Putting text inside of two square brackets [[    ]] like above, will also create a new page and link to it, once the content is saved

Edit a page

Navigate to page and select edit\

  • When you are on the page you wish to make changes to, simply select Edit


Select comments

  • When you are on the page you wish to make a Comment on, simply select Comments

Comments page description

    A) Add a new Comment
Edit an existing comment that you created
    C) Delete an existing comment that you created

Wiki history

Select History

  • Select History

History page explanation

     A) Select versions to compare
     B) Version number
     C) Select to Compare selected versions

Compare page explanation

     A) View version as full page
     B) Restore page to old version
     C) Changes between shown versions are highlighted in green