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Wikis

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A wiki is a collaborative tool that allows you to contribute and modify one or more pages of course related materials. A wiki provides an area where users can collaborate on content. Users within a course/organization can create and edit wiki pages that pertain to the course/organization or a course/organization group.

Instructors/Leaders and students/participants can offer comments, and your instructor/leader can grade individual work.

Access Wikis

Access wikis on the course menu or on the Tools page. On the wikis listing page, click the name of the wiki topic you want to access. The wiki topics appear in alphabetical order.

How to Create Wiki Pages

Only your instructor/leader can create a wiki, but after creation, students/participants can then create pages.

Watch Tutorial

1. Go to Tool/Communications >> Wiki and click on the wiki that has been created by the instructor.
 
2. If no wiki pages have been created at all it will automatically open up to the Create Wiki Page. If there has already been a page created by yourself or someone else, click Create Wiki Page on the action bar to create a new one.
 
3. On the Create Wiki Page, type a name and information in the Content text box. You can use the content editor functions to format the text and include files, images, web links, multimedia, and mashups.
 
4. Click Submit.

Rubrics

If your instructor/leader associated a rubric with the wiki and made it available, you can access it on the My Contribution page, Located on the action bar on the far right-hand side. Click View Rubric in the Grade section to display the grading criteria.

How to Edit Wiki Content

Any course/organization member can edit a course/organization wiki page and any group member can edit a group wiki page. All course/organization members, including your instructor/leader, edit in the same way.

When a user is editing a wiki page, it is locked for a duration of 120 seconds to prevent others from editing the same page. If you try to edit a page someone else is editing, you are informed that another user is currently editing the page.

1. On the Create Wiki page, click Edit Wiki Content.
 
2. Make the necessary changes.
 
3. Click Submit.
 
How to Link to Other Wiki Pages

If a wiki consists of many pages, you can insert a link to another page to help organize information for easy access. You can only create links to other wiki pages when at least two pages exist. In the content editor of the page you are working on, you will see the link icon in the third row of functions.

1. On the Create Wiki page, select the wiki page where you want to place the link.
 
2. Click Edit Wiki Content.
 
3. On the Edit Wiki Page, position your mouse pointer where you want to add a link to another wiki page.
 
4. Click the Link to Wiki page function in the content editor‌. ** If only one page exists in the wiki, this function is disabled.

 
5. In the Insert Wiki Page Link pop-up window, select the wiki page to link to from the drop-down list.
 
6. Optionally, type a name for the link in the Rename Wiki Page Link text box. If you do not rename the link, the original page title is used as the link.
 
7. Click Submit. The link appears in the content editor.

8. On Edit Wiki Page, click Submit. The link appears in the wiki page.