Information Services

Introduction to the Wiki

The Wiki is EASE authenticated for the purposes of editing content. Many options are available for reading content, ranging from specific named wiki users, to the world at large.

A wiki is a type of website that allows user to collaboratively create and maintain content.

One of the most well-known and well-used wikis is Wikipedia, an online encyclopaedia created by users from all over the world. Anyone can add new entries to Wikipedia, and change or add to existing entries.

If you are looking to use a wiki, you've probably already done some research to lead you to the point where you think a wiki might be a good choice of tool.

However, like all IT tools, they are not a answer in themselves; they require good implementation to really solve a problem or provoke something new.

Wikis are good at facilitating collaboration, but usually only if the activity requires collaboration, or there are incentives for collaboration.

Wikis are also often at their most powerful when they facilitate collaboration across organisational boundaries.

The Wiki is based on the Confluence software platform. Users log into it via EASE and it is automatically populated with all staff, students and visitors to the University, making it easy for you to use.