Documentation:MediaWiki Basics/What Is a Wiki
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:
It is important to know that the UBC Wiki supports open editing of any page to anyone who is logged in with a CWL.