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What is the wiki?

Welcome to the York Wiki Service. A wiki is a collection of editable web pages that is built up over time by a team of people. A more detailed description can be found on Wikipedia. The York Wiki runs on the widely-used wiki platform 'Confluence' and is centrally managed by IT Services. Regular backups are taken.

The York Wiki Service is available for any member of staff to create wiki spaces for themselves or their groups. Any member of staff can create a wiki on behalf of a student.

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.

You can use a wiki to create documentation, develop content or share notes. One of the great features of a wiki is that it's quick 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 evolve rather than being designed from the beginning.  Each version of a wiki page is stored, so you always go back to check or restore a previous version.





Getting started

For guidance on how to start creating and adding wiki pages, see:

Hints & Tips

Once you've created your pages, here are some additional suggestions on how you might make your information look more appealing and easier to read:


Finding your way around

  • Click on Save for later to add a page to your list of favourites. To see your 'Saved for later' list, click on the login button at the top right.
  • You can 'watch' a page or a whole wiki space. Just click on watch to keep updated of changes. You can also add other names here if you want them to watch your space.
  • To see the available keyboard shortcuts, click on the question mark at the top right.

What to use the wiki for

 People often use wikis for:

  • intranets
  • documentation and procedures
  • knowledge base or encyclopaedia 
  • project and meeting management, including minutes and work plans
  • group collaboration on a particular subject
  • discussion using the comments feature

Some examples

Here are a couple of examples of how you might use the wiki to present information:

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