How to Contribute to a Wiki in Moodle 2.0
Rationale: A wiki is a collaborative tool that allows an individual, group, or entire class to build a document or entire web site together. A good example of such a tool is WikiPedia which has become a knowledge encyclopedia for world information. The Moodle 2 wiki is far more easy to use and powerful than the wiki in Moodle 1.9 and now students are able to embed images, links, and media to build collaborative works.
Step 1: Enter the wiki via the link in the Moodle course site
- Access the wiki from the wiki assignment link in your Moodle course site. Note the Wiki assignment icon.
- If your instructor has asked all the class to work on the same wiki page, then you just click on the edit tab and follow the steps explained below.
- If your instructor has provided an index page to the wiki, there may be a link to either an individual page via your name or a group name. You can also create your own wiki page from the first page of a wiki by placing square double brackets around your name or any other text [[John Jones]]
- If the wiki is an individual wiki or a separate groups wiki then you will have a private individual or group wiki space in which to work. You will not be able to see or edit other individual or group wikis.
If the wiki is a visible groups wiki, then you will be able to view the other group wikis but not edit in those wikis.
Step 2: Edit your wiki page
Once you are on the wiki page you wish to edit simply click on the Edit tab to edit the page.
- You may wish to click on the “Toggle full screen mode” so that you have a full page space in which to work.
- You can add and format text using the formatting toolbar
- You can add an image using the “Insert/edit image” tool.
- You can add an audio or video file using the “Moodle media” tool.
- You can add hyperlinks to selected text using the “Insert/edit link” tool.
- You can add a table to your wiki page using the “Insert new table” tool.
- When you are done with your contribution, first “toggle” out of the full screen mode, and then click Save (you can also click Preview to see what your page will look like prior to saving, but remember to click Save prior to leaving the Edit page).
Other Wiki Features
Comments Tab – allows users to add and view comments about the wiki.
History Tab – allows wiki users to view changes in the wiki, compare versions of the wiki, and restore to previous versions if needed. The user making the changes is shown along with the changes made.
Map Tab allows users to view the structure of the wiki
Files Tab allows users to view attached files associated with the wiki
Brief Video Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfkunrqQVS8