Wiki

The VCU Wiki is designed to make it easy for you and your team to share information with each other, and with the world.

All content in the VCU Wiki is organized into spaces. So to start browsing content, simply click on one of the spaces listed on the VCU Wiki home page.

To see all the spaces and edit pages, you will need to log in to the wiki with your VCU eID and password. If you see your user name instead of the Log In link, you are already logged in.

All VCU Wiki users can create their own personal space. To do so, log in, then click on your username in the upper right hand corner, and then select "Add Personal Space..." from the drop down menu. To create a system wide space, email the VCU wiki administrator at wikiadmin@vcu.edu or submit a Service Desk ticket.

To learn more information about the VCU Wiki which utilizes the Confluence wiki, please view the confluence users guide.

Gaining access to the VCU Wiki

Due to license limitations VCU users must request access to use the wiki. Access can be granted in two different ways depending on the scenario.

Individual access

Individual users can sign up for access on their own by submitting the form at: https://lss.vcu.edu/wiki. Once submitted the Wiki will import your account into the application user directory on the next directory import cycle. This cycle is triggered every 3 hours. 

After a user is imported into the application they will have access to make a personal wiki or can be added to a shared space by a space admin. 

Group access

If you are administering a space that users need to be provisioned wiki accounts automatically based on their role please submit a ticket with Web Services. An example where this provisioning model would be preferred would be for an academic class wiki where students are adding and dropping the class. Due to licensing limits we can set up group access for small subsets of VCU, but we are unable to accomodate requests for groups larger than 50 users.

Problems with access

Users who have a current CAS session but do not have access to the wiki will be presented with a 500 internal server error when trying to login. If you are presented with this error please follow the instructions above for gaining appropriate access.