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 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. Regular backups are taken.
The 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 space on behalf of a student.
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. Wikis are often informal, and their structure can evolve rather than being designed from the beginning. Each version of a wiki page is stored, so you can always see the history of a page and restore a previous version if required.
When you create a wiki you'll need to think about who should be able to view and edit your pages: you can make them public for the whole world to read or restrict them to students, staff, or specific groups. See the Setting wiki permissions page for guidance.
Have a browse through the Space directory (click on Spaces above) to see some existing examples of wikis.