About Wikis

What Is A Wiki?

"A wiki is a type of website that allows users to easily add, remove, or otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration," according to Wikipedia -- itself probably the most well-known example of a wiki.

Wikis are public (or semi-public) collaboration spaces, and as such are well-suited to group work. For this class, you'll use the wiki mainly as a tool for group collaboration, although we will use it for some classwide activities as well. For more information, read Wikipedia's article on the subject.

Check out this video, Wikis in Plain English, to learn the basics for creating a wiki.