Wiki settings

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This page explores in more detail the settings for the Wiki activity once you have added it to your course and also covers the Site administration settings.


Give the Wiki a name and a description if required, checking the box if you want the description to display on the course page.

Wiki mode
Choose between "Individual wiki" where each student gets their own, or "Collaborative wiki" where students work together on a single wiki. (Group mode may also be used along with a collaborative wiki.)
First page name
The name you add here will form the first page of your new wiki. It is a required field and once a name has been entered,it can't be changed.


Set the default type of editing your wiki will use.If you are at all unsure, select HTML. Chooose from:

    • HTML - editing using the normal text editor such as Atto
    • Creole - a popular wiki editing language.
    • NWiki - a wiki editing language similar to Mediawiki.

Note: Creole and Nwiki have the same toolbar but slightly different syntax. See Creole format and Nwiki markup


Check "Force format" if you want to control the format your learners will use.

Other settings

Depending on what is enabled for your site and course, you may also need to explore Common module settings, Restrict access, Activity completion, Tags and Competencies

Note that activity completion for a wiki is manual completion only.

Locally assigned roles

Selected users can be given additional roles in the wiki activity from the Locally assigned roles link from the gear menu in the wiki (Boost theme) or, for other themes, from Administration> Wiki administration > Locally assigned roles.

Wiki capabilities

Role permissions for the activity can be changed from the Permissions link in the gear menu within the wiki (Boost theme) or, for other themes from Administration>Wiki administration>Permissions.