Wiki activity

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Wiki activity.

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.  

Tips and Tricks

  • We have course filled with resources and a wiki devoted to equipment located in several remote classrooms, as an aid to instructors. I created my own page that has links to equipment and process pages that I use all the time in giving directions. The front page is organized differently than my page.
  • 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.

See also