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.


Adding pages

A useful way of adding pages and maintaining a structured contents page (as opposed to the alphabetical Page Index) is to add initial wiki pages from the front page:

  • Click the edit tab on the front page of the wiki
  • Type the desired page title in square brackets on any part of the page e.g. [Surds]
  • Save the page

The page will now display Surds? with the question mark being a hyperlink to the new empty page.

  • Click on the question mark and add content to the new page. The question mark will then disappear.

CamelCase notation

  • What is a CamelCase notation? Your very first CamelCase notation you will create will look like: [Create wiki page]. Anything inside the square brackets is the page name. When this is placed on the first wiki page, a "?" that is a link appears. Clicking on the link in this example will take us to a new blank page called "Create wiki page".
  • CamelCase notation allows pages to be linked, indexes created for catagories, and all sorts of other organizational tools to make connections.
  • CamelCase describes what WikiWords look like. Multiple words, joined together without spaces, separated by changes in case. The uppercase and lowercase letters show up like the humps of camels. This linking scheme is often also called BumpyText because it could look like CaMeL_CaSe.

In return you will get in trouble, if you need to have words displayed in CamelCase in your text. Moodle will automatically turn those words into anchors with a link pointing to a new side. You may turn of this CamelCase functionality in the menu “Edit this Wiki”. I’m not sure this is the exact name of the menu, as I have only access to the Danish version of Moodle. It might be “Update this wiki” or something like that?

Deleting pages

  • Open the wiki
  • Use the Administration drop down menu in the upper right corner of your screen to delete pages

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.