ARCHIVED: Oncourse Wiki: Overview

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Oncourse is retired. For details, see ARCHIVED: About the Oncourse retirement.

What it does

The Wiki tool gives site participants the ability to create and update wiki pages within a site. For a complete definition of wikis, see Wikipedia (itself a wiki).

Key concepts

Adding the Wiki tool: Site owners can add the Wiki tool using Site Setup. For instructions, see ARCHIVED: Adding, removing, hiding, or reordering tools.

Setting permissions: Adding the tool to a site creates an access-controlled "Home" page that only site participants can reach. Site owners can configure permissions to allow public access, and to control who can read and update pages.

Adding pages: Participants with permission to update can edit existing pages or create new ones. To create a new page, add a wiki link (e.g., [Final Report]) to an existing page. Clicking that link creates a new page, which is then available for site participants to edit.

Images: Participants can add files (such as images) from Resources to wiki pages.

Versioning: Wiki pages are versioned automatically, and site owners can view the history of edits to a page and the differences between them. The wiki informs editors if they are about to overwrite unseen changes.

Things to consider

  • Avoid using unsupported characters when naming your wiki pages; see ARCHIVED: Unsupported characters.
  • The Wiki tool uses Adobe Flash to automatically save pages you are actively editing. If you do not have Flash enabled or use a browser add-on such as Flashblock for Mozilla Firefox, the auto-save feature will not work.

Help documentation

For help documentation about the Wiki tool, see ARCHIVED: Wiki.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 14:56:38.