h2. Wikis

* [Read This First]
* [What is a wiki and how can I use one]
* [Guide to the UCL Wiki|Guide to the UCL Wiki]
* [FAQs|http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/e-learning/tools/wiki/faq]
* [Teaching and learning online with wikis|http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/perth04/procs/augar.html]
* [Guidelines for preventing vandalism (Wikipedia)|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki#Vandalism]
* [Request a space on the UCL Wiki|http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd-extra/staff/e-learning/tools/wiki/newspace.php]
* [Access the UCL Wiki]

*What is a wiki?*
A wiki is a collection of shared webpages that can be edited by anyone in the community, which could be a group of staff and students ([UCL Wiki|http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/]) or the whole world (as is the case of[Wikipedia|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page]).

*What can they be used for?*
Wikis are great for collaborative projects or resources and are increasingly being used in education.
* Augar, N, Raitman, R. and Zhou, W (2004) [Teaching and learning online with wikis.|http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/perth04/procs/augar.html]Proceedings of ASCILITE 2004, Perth, Australia.

*How do I use a wiki?*
Every page in a wiki can be edited. You simply enter the edit mode (generally accessed by clicking on a link or button) and edit the page you were currently viewing. Special syntax to format your text or to add links to other pages or websites.

As wikis can be edited by anyone, the pages are open to attack by users wishing to vandalise the pages. Wikipedia have some [guidelines for preventing vandalism|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki#Vandalism].

*How can I set up my own wiki?*
UCL has a Wiki that can be used by any of its students and staff. To access the UCL Wiki go to: [http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk|http://wiki.ucl.ac.uk/]. The UCL Wiki is based on a commercial product called Confluence Wiki.

*Can I add a wiki to my Moodle course?*
Yes, Moodle allows you to add wikis in every course.