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A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content. At its simplest, it can be read just like any other web site, with no access privileges necessary, but its real power lies in the fact that groups can collaboratively work on the content of the site using nothing but a standard web browser.

Is a wiki right for me? Wikis allow both communication and collaboration -- but so do tools such as Discussion Forums, Blogs, and others. Although they share similarities, there are also significant differences. What makes a wiki unique from other collaborative tools is that users can edit (add to, delete, modify) the wiki site, including the contributions of others. *However,* it automatically tracks the entire edit history and versions, and any earlier version can be restored. Not sure which tool is the best for your needs? Please contact learningtools@umd.edu for suggestions or consultation.

Mediawiki or Campus Pack Wiki? Two kinds of wiki applications are supported by the Learning Technologies group:

Not sure which tool is best for your needs? Please contact learningtools@umd.edu for suggestions or consultation.