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Columbia Wikispaces is a wiki service that is offered for every active registered course at Columbia University. Wikis are collaborative websites that enable users to add, edit, and share multimedia content using basic word-processor-style tools.

A course wiki allows you to:
  • Easily create, link, and revise page in your course wiki
  • Use familiar editing tools that make it easy to add and edit text and images.
  • Integrate Web 2.0 features and services, including RSS feeds, slideshows, maps, bookmarks, Google Docs, and YouTube videos.
  • Add links to useful online resources to enhance your curriculum and promote group interaction.

Getting Started with Columbia Wikispaces

To get started with Columbia Wikispaces, you'll first need to activate your course wiki with your Columbia UNI. Once the wiki is activated, you can start adding content. Instructors should visit the Wikispaces activation page.

After logging in, you will be presented with instructions on how to activate a wiki for each of your courses and how to announce it to your students. Each wiki is named according to the course you teach, if you teach more than one course, you will be offered a wiki for each course.

If you need help with activating or adding content to your wiki, visit the Wikispaces Tutorials & Resources. If you would like to practice using a wiki before you create your course wiki, visit the CCNMTL sandbox wiki. Use this wiki to practice writing, editing, creating links and uploading images. To find the sandbox wiki, click here: http://wikisandbox.wikispaces.columbia.edu/

Contact Us

For questions or to report a problem with Wikispaces, please email ccnmtl@columbia.edu or call CCNMTL at 212-854-9058. Faculty may also stop by the CCNMTL Faculty Support Lab in 204 Butler Library Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To speak with an Education Technologist about your course wiki, please call (212) 854-9058 or send us an e-mail at ccnmtl@columbia.edu.

To learn how to activate your course Web site and add course information, download the Columbia Wikispaces QuickStart Guide.

For more hands-on training facilitated by a CCNMTL Educational Technologist, register for an upcoming workshop at CCNMTL Events.