What is the wiki?
Welcome to the University of York 's Wiki serviceService. A wiki is a collection of editable web pages that everyone can edit. You can use a wiki to create documentation, develop content or share notes. The Wiki is built up over time by individuals or teams of people. A more detailed description of a wiki can be found on Wikipedia.
The York Wiki Service runs on the widely-used wiki platform 'Confluence' and is centrally managed by IT Services and is a live service, which means . The wiki is secure and regular backups are taken and the service will remain online unless otherwise notified.
Any member of staff can login to the Wiki at https://wiki.york.ac.uk/ and any member of staff can create a Space, which is like a folder for pages. Before you do, you can check the list of existing Spaces by clicking the Dashboard link and checking the list on the left hand side. A new Space is a blank piece of paper, and the Wiki doesn't impose any structure on how you organise information - you can put everything on one page, or you can organise your information into lots of separate pages.staff can create wiki spaces for themselves or their groups. View access can also be granted to students. You can use a wiki to create documentation, store information or share notes. One of the great features of a wiki is that it's quick and easy to add and change content, so if you have any idea or need to note something down, you can just go into your Space, click Add Page, and jot down some notes. Wikis are usually informal, so your pages don't need to be tidy all the time, and the structure of wikis tend to . Wikis are often informal, and their structure can evolve rather than being designed from the beginning. Each
Each version of a wiki page is storedretained, so you always go back to check or can always see the history of a page and restore a previous version if required. You can make your wiki public or restrict it to specific groups.
To get started, from the Dashboard log in with your University username and password.