A Wiki can be thought of as a combination of a Web site and a Word document. At its simplest, it can be read just like any other web site, with no access privileges necessary, but its real power lies in the fact that groups can collaboratively work on the content of the site using nothing but a standard web browser. It is platform independent, and changes the dynamic of group editing from “pushing” a document out to multiple people and to “pulling” those people together.
Beyond this ease of editing, the second powerful element of a wiki is its ability to keep track of the history of a document as it is revised. Since users come to one place to edit, the need to keep track of Word files and compile edits is eliminated. Each time a person makes changes to a wiki page, that revision of the content becomes the current version, and an older version is stored. Versions of the document can be compared side-by-side, and edits can be “rolled back” if necessary.
If you’d like to discuss the use of a wiki for your course, please contact your instructional technologist.
Where can I request a wiki?
After you've read the policy, please fill out the wiki request form.
Note: You do currently need to either be on campus or use VPN to access this form.