Wiki - create a wiki

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wiki iconThis entry relates to the Wiki activity.

    See also Create wiki pages and/or a template for how to provide a structure for the wiki to guide student use.

    Add a wiki

    A Wiki can be a collaborative or individual site, depending on the settings.

    1. Click Turn editing on button
      click 'turn editing on'
    2. Click Add an activity or resource to open the Activity Chooser
      'add an activity or resource' button

    3. Select Wiki and click Add (or double-click on Wiki)
      select 'wiki'

    4. Enter a name for the first page of the wiki (eg”Home Page”). Note this cannot be changed later. The wiki name will appear as the link in your collaboration space. You could use the description for instructions or the purpose of the wiki
      type a name for the first page

    5. Click Save and display


    Create a class wiki

    A class wiki is a collaborative space where everyone in the class can contribute to a shared document.

    1. Click the Turn editing on button

    2. Click Add an activity or resource to choose an activity
       'add an activity or resource' button
    3. Select Wiki and click Add (or double-click on Wiki)
       select 'wiki'
    4. Click Wiki settings to expand 
      wiki settings
    5. Change Sub-wikis to Single wiki for topic
      single wiki per topic
    6. Click Save and display 


    Create group wikis

    A group wiki is a space for each group in the topic to collaboratively edit a document.

    Before you start

    Make sure your groups have been created with students allocated:

    Make sure to add the groups to a grouping.
    1. Click the Turn editing on button  

    2. Click Add an activity or resource 
      'add an activity or resource' button
    3. Select Wiki and click Add (or double-click on Wiki)
      select 'wiki'
    4. Click Wiki settings to expand the settings
      wiki settings
    5. Change Sub-wikis to One wiki per group
      one wiki per group

    6. Under Common module settings, change Group mode to Separate groups if you want each group to have their own private space, or Visible groups if you want each group to have their own space but be able to see (not edit) other groups' wikis
      group mode
    7. Set the Grouping to be the grouping containing the student groups

    8. Click Save and display


    Create individual wikis

    1. Click the Turn editing on button  

    2. Click Add an activity or resource 
      'add an activity or resource' button

    3. Select Wiki and click Add (or double-click on Wiki)
      select 'wiki'

    4. Under Wiki settings, set Sub-wikis to Separate wiki for every user
      Separate wiki for every user

    5. Click Save and display

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