How To Wiki

Moodle's wiki is based on ErfurtWiki, which is an implementation of the WikiWikiWeb hypertext system. It allows simple collaborative editing and creation of web pages.

Create Pages:

You create a page by naming it in the text of an existing page. A wiki page is named using CamelCase or by enclosing it in square brackets ( [] ).

For example:

Text that has been given a wiki page name will have a '?' after it. Clicking on the '?', will enter edit mode for that page. Enter your text, save and you have a new wiki page.

Wiki Markup:

If you are using the WYSIWYG HTML editor with ordinary word-processor style controls, then you should use those controls to format your entry. Otherwise (when the edit box is just a normal text box with no special controls) you can use the following wiki markup. These features do not apply when using the WYSIWYG editor.


!! Headlines

text style



Tables with |

just enclose things with the dash character
to build a table structure
browsers usually leave out the missing cells

Please always put an empty line before and after a table, so it stands out from other text in its own paragraph.


Further readings

There are more possibilities for Wiki mark-up. Please consult the Erfurt Wiki Homepage for more information.
Camel Case:

CamelCase describes what WikiWords look like. Multiple words, joined together without spaces, separated by changes in case. The uppercase and lowercase letters show up like the humps of camels.

This linking scheme is often also called BumpyText.

While language purists hate Wikis for that naming scheme, it is very common in the computing world and well known to most programmers.

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