Wikis

What is a wiki?

Wiki Icon used in MoodleA wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Wikipedia is a popular example. The Moodle wiki is simply one or more web pages that everyone in your unit can contribute to together within the browser using the same simple editor used to write forum posts. No knowledge of HTML or web programming is required. A wiki starts with one front page. Each person can add additional pages to the wiki by simply creating a link to a page that doesn't exist yet.

There is no limit on how many times you may edit a page. Each time the page is saved a copy is retained. 

 

Editing a wiki page

Editing a wiki is simple

Step 1. Click on the edit tag at the top of the wiki page

Step 2. Edit the text

Step 3. Save the page, or preview it before saving

 

Add a new page

Step 1. Add a link to the new page

The simplest way to add a page is to go to a place within the wiki where a link to the page is expected to display. For example this may be on the wiki front page. Type in some text and include the page name in double square brackets. For example, if the page is to be titled 'Animals of Australia', you may enter 'Find out more about [[Animals of Australia]]'

A view if the edit wiki page showing the tabs at the top

Step 2. Save the page

Save the page. When it displays the link should display in italicised red text. This indicates a link to a page that does not exist yet.

a page showing red italic text highlighting a page that does not yet exist

Step 3. Click on the red link

Click on the link. This will open a new page. Start adding text to your new page. After saving, your page will be added to the wiki. The link on the original page will now be regular link.

 

Link to an existing page

Linking to a page is very similar to adding a new page.

Step 1. Locate the page you want to link to

Go to the page you wish to link to and note the title of the page. It will be text that displays directly under the tabs.

The view of a wiki page showing the title of the page near the top under the wiki tabs

Step 2. Add the title in double square brackets

 Go to the page you wish to add the link. Add your text and include the title of the page you are linking to in double square brackets.

A page showing a the text 'Home' with double square brackets around it

Step 3. Save the page

Once you have saved the page, the text in brackets should appear as a link. If it displays as red italicised text it usually means that the page title entered is incorrect. Check the page title and update your page.

 

Adding images and links to web pages

Images and links can be added by using the buttons built into the editor. See the Moodle docs editor page for more information.

 

More information

More information about the Moodle wiki is avalable in the Moodle docs Wiki page.

Last modified: Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 4:51 PM