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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.
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A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Basically, a wiki page is a web page everyone in your class can create together, right in the browser, without needing to know HTML. A wiki starts with one front page. Each author can add other pages to the wiki by simply creating a link to a page that doesn't exist yet.
  
There are potentially 9 different ways a Wiki can work, depending upon two spectific settings.
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Wikis get their name from the Hawaiian term "wiki wiki," which means "very fast." A wiki is indeed a fast method for creating content as a group. It's a hugely popular format on the Web for creating documents as a group. There is usually no central editor of a wiki, no single person who has final editorial control. Instead, the community edits and develops it's own content. Consensus views emerge from the work of many people on a document.
*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
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Moodle's wiki is built on top of an older wiki system called Erfurt wiki http://erfurtwiki.sourceforge.net.
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In Moodle, wikis can be a powerful tool for collaborative work. The entire class can edit a document together, creating a class product, or each student can have their own wiki and work on it with you and their classmates.
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==Tips and tricks==
  
==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.
 
*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.
 
*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 ==
 
== See also ==
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*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?f=366 Wiki module forum]
 
*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?f=366 Wiki module forum]
 
*[http://download.moodle.org/docs/using_moodle/ch11_wikis.pdf Using Moodle Chapter 11: Wikis]
 
*[http://download.moodle.org/docs/using_moodle/ch11_wikis.pdf Using Moodle Chapter 11: Wikis]
*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=37671 Template for wikis] forum discussion
 
*[[Wiki development]]
 
*[[Tiddlywiki integration]]
 
  
 
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A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Basically, a wiki page is a web page everyone in your class can create together, right in the browser, without needing to know HTML. A wiki starts with one front page. Each author can add other pages to the wiki by simply creating a link to a page that doesn't exist yet.

Wikis get their name from the Hawaiian term "wiki wiki," which means "very fast." A wiki is indeed a fast method for creating content as a group. It's a hugely popular format on the Web for creating documents as a group. There is usually no central editor of a wiki, no single person who has final editorial control. Instead, the community edits and develops it's own content. Consensus views emerge from the work of many people on a document.

Moodle's wiki is built on top of an older wiki system called Erfurt wiki http://erfurtwiki.sourceforge.net.

In Moodle, wikis can be a powerful tool for collaborative work. The entire class can edit a document together, creating a class product, or each student can have their own wiki and work on it with you and their classmates.

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