Using Wiki

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.8. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Using Wiki.

This page is for documentation on how to use the wiki activity i.e. View, Edit, Links, History and is redirected from mod/wiki/view, a help page.


Wiki tabs.JPG A wiki has 4 tabs, the most commonly used tabs are view and edit.

Adding a wiki page

There are several ways to add a new wiki page. In later versions of Moodle, the course participant's privileges can effect adding or editing wiki pages. First you will create a link to a page that does not exist, then the wiki will create the blank page which someone can edit.

From a wiki page

Participants in a wiki can also create a new wiki page by editing an existing page and adding a wiki link to the page they want to create

  • Click the edit tab on the front page of the wiki ("Group" in our example)
  • We added a catagory, "How to create a new page" in our example and it is not linked
  • Type the desired page title in square brackets, for example [Image:Wiki_bracket_surds.JPG]]
  • Save the page

Wiki view page group before.JPG

The question mark after "Surds" is a hyperlink to the new empty page

  • Click on the question mark
  • Add content to the new page and save it.

Wiki edit surds.JPG

  • Now our front page called group has a hyperlink "Surds" and no question mark

Wiki view page group after.JPG

After either selecting Save page or Show preview', the participant will then see a clickable link to "Roses"; they or someone else can click on it and begin to edit that page.

Add by initial wiki creation

When the teacher selects Wiki from the Add an Activity pull down menus in a course, they will be asked to create the first page.

Add by using search

Any participant (with correct privileges) of an existing wiki can enter the name of the page they would like to create in the Search box on a wiki page. For example they might enter the name "Roses".

If the page already exists
they will be taken to the page "Roses"
If the page does not exist, they will see:
There is no page titled "Roses"
They can create this page by clicking on the "create this page" link
and begin editing the new page called "Roses"

Editing a wiki page

Editing the standard Moodle wiki is simple

  • Click on the edit tag at the top of the wiki page
  • Edit the text
  • Then save the page, or preview the page before saving
  • Remember that MoodleDocs is a different(more robust and complicated) kind of wiki than the standard Moodle wiki. Many MoodleDoc or WikiMedia wiki tags (See Help:Editing) may not work in the standard Moodle wiki in versions 1.8 and earlier.

Wiki search

Wiki search ignores hyperlinks so it is wise to add a "Keywords:" line which contains the words of the the page title separated by commas, and any other entries that you wish to be found by the search.