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.
  1. By default, the View tab is selected.

Editing an Existing Wiki Page

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

  1. Click Save near the bottom of the HTML editor screen to save your changes.

Creating a New Page in a Wiki

To create new page:

  1. In the Edit tab, Type the new page name enclosed by double square brackets.
  1. For example: [[page 2]]

  1. Click Save to display the new page name in a link.
  1. 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 Save located near the bottom of the text box to save your additions to this new page.
  1. Click Preview to see how the page displays before saving.


Viewing Wiki Page Links

  1. Click the Map tab.
  2. Select Links from the dropdown menu to display the other pages that link to this page.

Viewing Wiki Page History

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

If you have any additional technology questions, contact the IT Service Desk at 282-HELP (4357).  For questions about your course in Moodle please contact your instructor.

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