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A Wiki enables documents to be authored collectively in a simple markup language using a web browser.

Meaning of Wiki

"Wiki 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, and most wikis are open to the general public or at least to all persons who also have access to the wiki server.

The Moodle wiki module enables participants to work together on web pages to add, expand and change the content. Old versions are never deleted and can be restored.

This module is based on ErfurtWiki (Ewiki), a WikiWikiWeb hypertext language, all open source.

MoodleDoc Wiki

There are certain ways (standards, conventions, best practices) we should use when creating and editing these MoodleDoc pages. They are simple.

How to Build a Wiki

Here is the help link with the basics of creating a Wiki.

Here is the section in help that talks about editing Wike page content. Markups is another word for formating.

  • Instructions for E-wiki markup
  • Here is another help file that is very useful as well. markdown

Confused about the difference? Well a markdown is a type of markup notation. "A rose by any other name is still a rose." Yeah, we did not invent this stuff, we just use it OK? :)

Screen Shot of Wiki Page

Editing a Wiki page is easy. Notice the HTML tool bar at the top of the content section.

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you can use CamelCase notation to create new pages

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 notations allows pages to be linked, indexes created for catagories, and all sorts of other organizational tools to make connections. Here is the help section on CamelCase: Create pages section
  • 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.

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