Technical Tips & Tricks

5. Course Activities

5.5. Wiki

The Wiki   enables you to work collaboratively with your fellow students to add, expand, and change the content. It may be helpful to think of it as a white board or flip chart.

To contribute to a wiki:

  • Read the directions and any existing contributions 
  • Select the “Edit” tab to access the editing functions
    • Only one person can edit at one time
  • Make your contributions and edits within the HTML
    • Some common formatting options (e.g., bulleted lists, bolded font) are available to you. 
    • If you don’t see a function you are looking for, click the “Toggle Toolbar” (Show/hide advanced buttons ; aka “the kitchen sink”) button to view more options. 
  • Click “Save” to share your contribution with the rest of the class.
    • If you’d like to first review your edits first, click “Preview” – changes will not be saved until you click save

In some courses you’ll need to work collaboratively in a wiki on a specific activity or task. Here you can edit each other's work (great for catching spelling mistakes), add comments (just like you might have a conversation with each other before adding a bullet to a flip chart), and can expand on an existing point (Consider using a different colour and adding your name or initial).

In other courses, you may find wikis as group activity sign-up sheets. Here a table will be uploaded for you to find a partner, entering your name any other requested information.

Old versions are archived and can be restored by course administrators. 

Please note: Internet Explorer does not seem to support the Wiki function very well. We suggest you use an alternative web browser for best functionality.