Technical Tips & Tricks

Life Strategies recognizes that our students have different comfort levels, experiences, and preferences for online learning. Our goal is to provide a streamlined e-learning experience. To support your success, these technical tips and tricks have been compiled to support students using Life Strategies' e-learning management system, Moodle. This includes students from Life Strategies' LearnOnline programs as well as courses Life Strategies’ is hosting for external training providers

In each course, there is a Technical Support forum where you can post additional questions or concerns that are not addressed here. For direct assistance, please feel free to call our offices (604-856-2386) or email

4. Course Activities

4.5. 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:

  1. Read the directions and any existing contributions 
  2. Select the “Edit” tab to access the editing functions
    • Only one person can edit at one time
  3. 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 downward arrow icon on the left ( ) to view more options.
  4. Click “Save” to share your contribution with the rest of the class.
    • If you would like to review your edits first, click “Preview” – changes will not be saved until you click save

In some courses, you will 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.

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