Wikis are a web-based technology that allows groups of individuals to add, revise and edit web content, so it is a natural tool for most collaborative writing activities. A wiki is a page or site that is fully editable from a browser using a simple “mark-up” language. Like a web site, it allows for non-linear linking of individual wiki pages. Whenever a wiki page is edited, a new version of the pages is created with the old version being archived for site editors’ reference.

Watch this video on the basic functions of a wiki:

Getting Started

Anyone with a Tufts UTLN account can create as many wikis as the want by following these steps:

1. Go to the Spark web site at

2. Select “wikis” from the “Get Started” menu and click on the “Create New” button.

3. Give your new wiki a name and description and then click on the “Create” button.

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