Documentation:MediaWiki Basics/What Is a Wiki

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Put simply, a wiki is a collaborative tool that breaks down confined user roles so that anyone can be an editor, an author or a publisher.

There are a variety of free, web-based wiki platforms to choose from. Some allow for password protected pages, others maintain an open environment. Some popular options are:

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology supports UBC's installation of MediaWiki, the same platform that Wikipedia is built on.

It is important to know that the UBC Wiki supports open editing of any page to anyone who is logged in with a CWL.