Using the Secondary School Review Committee's Wiki:

The following is a short video created by Common Craft entitled Wikis in Plain English which explains how Wikis are used:

What are Wikis?

  • A Wiki is a collaborative, virtual space that allows a group of people to share, explore and discuss information on a specific topic or given issue. Wikis may be private, read-only for public or available for editing to the entire web community. The most recognizable Wiki is Wikipedia which boasts at this time, over 12 million articles submitted and edited by 75,000 active contributors.
  • In the simplest of terms, a wiki is a web page that allows anyone with permission to edit, post documents or post a reply to discussion topics.
  • Wikis have grown swiftly based on their ease-of-use and applicability to the 21st century society.

Access the Wiki:

  • The first step is to access a wiki through the URL address provided to you and other sign-in with a previously created username/password or join one by creating the username/password.

Options in Wikispaces:

  • As with any website, the first option is to explore and view the pages of the wikispace.
  • Secondly, if you have permissions (have joined the group), you may edit a page.
  • Thirdly, you may reply to, add or view discussion topics for each page.

Powerpoint tutorial:

Getting Started with Wikis (based on Wikispaces Tutorial):