This article explains what a wiki activity is and how to use it.


What is a wiki?

Wikis are predominantly used for collaborative work. Users can collectively create and modify an online web document together from inside Learning Space. A wiki can be identified by the interwoven square:

Contributing to a wiki

To view the wiki click on the wiki title on the right hand side of the wiki icon.

When you enter a wiki you will be presented with a description of the activity and the Wiki navigation. Links (shown in blue) allow you to navigate to additional pages. Our example has an entry on back panelling, clicking on this opens the associated page.

You can add, edit or amend any wiki entry you have access to. Underneath the Search Wiki section are four tabs.

Selecting the Edit tab will allow you to amend the current page.

From here you can use the text box to add additional content to the relevant wiki page.

To create additional pages which you can link to from this text, you will first need to identify the required area for linking. This is done by placing a pair of square brackets [[ ]] around the word/s or phrase. For example, if you wanted to create a page on More Help you would need to identify this word within the original text.

Once you are happy with the text click Save.

Clicking Save returns you to the Wiki page. The selected word cumulus is now displayed in red. This indicates that a new page has been created which needs editing. Clicking the text will ask you to Create the new page and then take you to the edit screen for this new page.

Make your changes and Click Save to return to the Wiki. When making changes and amendments within wikis you are able to edit any page, not just the ones you have created.

You have now contributed to a wiki.

Further Support

For module specific wiki questions your first point of call should be your module leader - for any technical issues please contact the Educational Technology team etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.

Please report any issues with this guide to etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.