Creating Our Wikis

There are three major wiki platforms used by educators:

How To Set Up Your Wiki

  1. Today we'll focus on creating a space in Wikispaces.
  2. You can set up a wiki for yourself, or you can collaborate with others in the workshop to craft a topic themed wiki.
  3. Think about and choose a memorable name: e.g. if it is your own personal work wiki, use your name ( or think of a theme named space (
  4. You will need to set up an educator account. Go to Wikispaces or wikispaces.
  5. Click on "Pick a Username."
  6. Set your password.
  7. Enter your email address.
  8. Type in your space name.
  9. Click on join.
  10. Click on the "Notify Me" tab to sign up to receive emails whenever the site - or a specific page - is updated.
  11. Now click on edit and try adding some content to your page. For more information on editing you may also wish to go to:
  12. We'll explore as many of the features of wikis as possible, including:
    • fonts, font size, font colors, numbering, and bullets
    • inserting hyper links
    • uploading and inserting pictures and files
    • embedding widgets
    • space management (look and feel, inviting membership, tracking users, reverting to older versions, etc.)
  13. Or to differentiate for yourself, go to the Wikispaces tour, "WikiWhileYouWork" (created by Kristen Hoanson) or to Jim Gate's Wikipage for instructions on how to set up your own wiki.
  14. Also, you can watch MrSal's video on how to build a wikispaces wiki:

Other Resources for Setting Up Wikis