How to add content to a Wiki

Creating a Wiki Page

  1. Log in to your Moodle course.
  2. Click on the Wiki activity link to begin creating wiki.
  3. Click on the Create Page button to initiate building your wiki
    • It is recommended that you leave the HTML format selected
  4. Click on the wiki activity link to update your wiki
  5. The following options are available through the Navigation tabs once you have access the wiki
    • View previously created pages
    • Edit your pages
    • Comment on other pages
    • View the history of the WikiWiki Icon
    • View the map of linked pages on the Wiki
    • View the files used in creating the Wiki pages
    • Print a Wiki page

Add a New page

  1. Click on the Wiki activity link
  2. Begin by clicking on the Edit tab
  3. Enter the name of the new page [[New Page Name]].
  4. Click on the new page name when returning to the View tab.
    • It is recommended that you leave the HTML format selected when it appears.
    • Content can be added through the available HTML format textbox.
      • Enter any amount of words (formatting options are available), or use HTML script
      • Add Video, Picture, or Music files for viewing.
  5. Tags can be added to your page(s).
  6. Click the Save button when you are finished with your page or click the Preview button to view the page prior to making it part of the Wiki.

Add a Link to an Existing page

  1. Click on the link you made when you are in the Edit tab.
  2. In the HTML toolbox, two buttons will be highlighted. One is the Link button, and the other is the Unlink button.
  3. Click Unlink.
    • Note: Instead of unlinking, you may just delete the hyperlink altogether by erasing the word(s).
  4. Now go to the page you are trying to link to and copy the name of the page. This can be done by highlighting the text and right clicking (or command click on a Mac computer).
  5. Return to the page where you will be creating the link.
  6. Click the Edit tab once again.
  7. Paste the name of the page where you are creating the link, adjust the font as needed, and enclose it in double square brackets: [[ ]].  The link should now be correct. Click Save.

Uploading a file to a Wiki Page

  1. Click on the Wiki activity.
  2. Click on the Edit tab.
  3. Type the title of the file name you will be uploading. This will be the name of the link.
  4. Highlight the title and click on the Link button.
  5. Click on the Browse repositories button.
  6. Choose Upload a file in the left column.
  7. Click Browse... in order to locate the file that is going to be uploaded.
  8. Navigate to the location on your computer in order to find the file. Click the file and then click Open.
  9. Click on the Upload this file button.
  10. Click on the Insert button.
  11. Save the wiki by clicking on the Save button on the bottom of the page.

Comment on a Wiki Page

  1. Click on the Wiki activity.
  2. Click on page of interest, and click on the Comments tab.
  3. Click Add comment to share a message. The comment can be deleted by clicking on the corresponding 'X'.

Viewing Wiki History

  1. Click on the Wiki activity.
  2. Click on page of interest.
  3. Click on the History tab.
    • Note: The history is shown in descending order, newest on the top. Also shown are version numbers, which users have made changes to the Wiki, and when the Wiki was changed.
  4. Click on two versions of the page and click Compare selected.
    • Note: Comparing two versions of the page will highlight the differences between the two versions. Each version can be viewed in its entirety, and the previous version can also be restored as the current page by clicking Restore next to the version number.

Checking Wiki Map

  1. Click on the Wiki activity.
  2. Click on page of interest.
  3. Click on the Map tab.
  4. From the Map Menu, select how to view the pages:
    • Contributions lists the pages that only you have edited.
    • Links shows the pages that the current page links from, and what it links to.
    • Orphaned pages shows the pages that aren't linked to any other page.
    • Page Index lists a branching of the pages connected to the current page.
    • Page list shows all pages in alphabetical order.
    • Updated pages shows, by date, which pages have been most recently updated.
      • Note: Use the map to navigate the Wiki easier. This prevents from going through multiple pages to get to a single page, and makes it easier to access previous pages.

Searching the Wiki

  1. Click on the Wiki activity.
  2. Enter key terms/phrases of interest into the search box (located in the top right corner). Click Search Wikis.


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