Using Wiki

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Creating a new page

To create a new page, either type the page name between double square brackets [[page name]] OR you can select New from the Wiki menu PROVIDED if you have access to the Navigation block.


The trick about using the Navigation block New option under your Wiki is that you will still need to copy and paste the name of the new page onto the immediate parent page and surround it with double brackets. This creates a link to your new page and makes it accessible from the main Wiki page. Otherwise nobody will recognise the so called lost new page.

Wiki editing in general

Depending on the type of the wiki, there are several possibilities to edit the page. But don't worry: The best thing of a wiki is, that nothing is lost. The old version will be there - and if someone changes your version of the page - your version will also be there.

Markup language

You miss all the formatting you know from other moodle activities? That's because the wiki-type of your wiki is e.g. nwiki.

here are some markup hints from the early moodle 2.0 days: (nwiki promised to be close to mediawiki-markup)

''Bold text''

'''Italic text'''

[[Internal link]]

http://External URL

*Bullet List

*Bullet List

*Bullet List

#Numbered List

#Numbered List

#Numbered List


= Level 1 Header =

= Level 1 Header =

=== Level 3 Header ===


<nowiki>No wiki text</nowiki>