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.

Overview

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.

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"

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 - e.g. [[Roses]]- using brackets.

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.

Editing a wiki page

Editing a wiki is simple.

  • Click on the edit tag at the top of the wiki page
  • Edit the text
  • Use wiki tags for formatting and creating links that are needed
  • Then save the page, or preview the page before saving

Adding pages

A useful way of to start a wiki, is to think of the front page as a structured table of contents. Essentially a wiki is organized by its links.

  • 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

It is possible to create a link to a new page on any page. Of course adding a link to an existing page is as easy as placing the page name in brackets any place you want.


Administration drop down menu

Set page flags

Allows teacher to assign one or more page types to a page.

Remove pages

Select Remove pages from the Administration menu. Note that only unreferenced pages will be listed on the inital list. Deleting the content of a page will put it on this list. In later versions of wiki there is a List All Pages button. Check the pages and select remove.

Strip pages

Deletes pages saved in history.

Revert mass changes

There is a filter that will allow the teacher to roll back the entire wiki. Criterion includes author, how many hours since last change, what to do if someone else edited the change and how many versions to go back.

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.