Setting up a wiki activity
  • 21 Jun 2022
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Setting up a wiki activity

Creating a wiki

To create a new wiki follow the steps below on any course you have editing access to. 

  1. Click Turn editing on.
  2. Select Wiki from the Add an activity menu.
  3. Customise the available settings as required.
  4. Click Save and display (or Save and return to course).
  5. You will then need to choose the format for your first page and click Create page

You can now start editing the first page. 

Creating a page

The first page of your wiki is automatically created during the creation of the wiki (as detailed in the steps above). 

To create subsequent pages you will need to follow the advice for adding and linking pages. There is no button to create new pages, instead these are created from within an existing page. 

Adding and linking pages

Once you have created the initial page you can add additional pages by creating links from it.

  1. Go to an existing page and enter the new page name inside double square brackets e.g. [[new page]].
  2. Click Save.
  3. View the original page and click the red link for the new page.
  4. Confirm the page format and click Create page

You can now enter content to the new page, remember to click Save when you are done. 

Linking pages

You can create a link from any existing page to any other existing page(s) by entering the name of the page(s) you wish to link to in double square brackets e.g. [[existing page]].

If you are linking to multiple pages then they will all need to be added in their own double square brackets e.g. [[existing page 1]] [[existing page 2]]. You do not need to separate multiple pages with commas but you may wish to do this for formatting.

If you enter the name of a page that does not yet exist during this process then you can create it as described above. 

Editing pages

To edit a page you will need to navigate to the navigate to a page via the Map tab. 

  1. View the page list on the Map tab.
  2. Select the page you wish to edit from the list.
  3. Click the Edit tab to edit that page. 
  4. Click a file to edit, delete or download that particular file. 

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