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"Wiki" means "super fast" in the Hawaiian language, and it is the speed of creating and updating pages that is one of the defining aspects of wiki technology. Generally, there is no prior review before modifications are accepted or posted.  Most Moodle wikis are open to the course participants.  In later versions of Moodle, a wiki can be group specific.
 
"Wiki" means "super fast" in the Hawaiian language, and it is the speed of creating and updating pages that is one of the defining aspects of wiki technology. Generally, there is no prior review before modifications are accepted or posted.  Most Moodle wikis are open to the course participants.  In later versions of Moodle, a wiki can be group specific.
  
There are potentially 9 different ways a Wiki can work in Moodle 1.8, depending upon two spectific settings.  A matrix of Group mode settings (no group, seperate groups, visible groups) and type settings (teacher, group and  student) will define its behavior. 
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There are potentially 9 different ways a Wiki can work, depending upon two spectific settings.   
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*In the wiki settings under Type (teacher, group and  student)
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*In the course settings under Group mode (no group, seperate groups, visible groups)
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** In 1.8 both these will be found in the wiki settings
  
 
  Note: while MoodleDocs and Wikipedia are also wikis, the Moodle wiki module
 
  Note: while MoodleDocs and Wikipedia are also wikis, the Moodle wiki module

Revision as of 19:25, 29 December 2006


A wiki enables documents to be authored collectively in a simple markup language using a web browser. A teacher can add one or more Moodle Wiki activities to a course. The Wiki module enables participants to work together by adding, expanding and changing the content of a special set of linked webpages. Old page versions are never deleted and can be restored.

"Wiki" means "super fast" in the Hawaiian language, and it is the speed of creating and updating pages that is one of the defining aspects of wiki technology. Generally, there is no prior review before modifications are accepted or posted. Most Moodle wikis are open to the course participants. In later versions of Moodle, a wiki can be group specific.

There are potentially 9 different ways a Wiki can work, depending upon two spectific settings.

  • In the wiki settings under Type (teacher, group and student)
  • In the course settings under Group mode (no group, seperate groups, visible groups)
    • In 1.8 both these will be found in the wiki settings
Note: while MoodleDocs and Wikipedia are also wikis, the Moodle wiki module
is a slightly different flavor.  

See also