Student: Wiki Moodle ISU


The Wiki tool in Moodle ISU can be used as a learning resource.  A Wiki is a dynamic web-resource, designed to allow every member of a community (such as a class) to edit and alter its contents in order to reflect the body of knowledge and understanding collected by the community.

This guide will help you to understand:

Common Features of a Wiki in Moodle ISU

The Moodle ISU Wiki module enables students to collaborate on a book-like writing project. The Wiki is easy to use, interactive, and organized by date, so it encourages informal discussion among the participants. A Wiki is a powerful tool which can be used to record the progress of the students. Old versions of a Wiki are never deleted and can be restored. Wikis can also be searched, just like other course material.

Viewing & Editing Limitations of a Wiki

The instructor determines who can view and edit the Wiki. Depending on the settings chosen, editing and viewing settings can be determined separately for the whole class, the instructor, individual groups, or an individual student.

Viewing a Wiki

  1. Click on the link to the Wiki.

  1. This will display the contents of the Wiki . By default the View tab is selected.

Editing an Existing Wiki Page

  1. Navigate to the Wiki page you want to edit.
  2. Click on the Edit tab near the top of the Wiki page. This will display the information on the Wiki page in an HTML editor screen where you can make changes to the page.
  3. Click the Save button near the bottom of the HTML editor screen to save your changes.

Creating a New Page in a Wiki

  1. To create a new page Type the new page name enclosed by double square brackets, for example [[page 2]], in the html box.
  2. Click Save to display the new page name in a link. You can see the new page by clicking on the link.

Note: This only creates a blank page on the Wiki, you still have to add content.  

  1. Click the Save button located near the bottom of the text box to save your additions to this new page. Also, you can preview any text before posting it.

Viewing Wiki Page Links

Click on the Map tab and Select Links from the dropdown to display the other pages that link to this page.

Viewing Wiki Page History

Click on the History tab to see comments and changes posted by others.

If you have any additional questions regarding Moodle ISU, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 282-HELP (4357) or your instructor.

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