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Need a collaborative web space? Try the MIT Wiki service
February 21, 2017
Jess Archer
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MIT Wikis (wikis.mit.edu), a service offered by Information Systems and Technology (IS&T), lets groups on campus create collaborative web spaces. It is geared towards MIT academic, administrative, research, and student groups. Everyone in a group can contribute to a wiki, allowing for quick and easy information sharing.

Permissions

An MIT wiki can be public or private. The Space Admin of the page can grant or revoke the permissions of individuals and existing groups. Users and groups are hand-picked by the admin. To give everyone at MIT access, you can add the group “mit-users.”

Integration

Wikis.mit.edu is integrated with Moira email lists for efficiency. Security is ensured through Touchstone authentication. You can also connect your wikis to specific Stellar sites.

Wiki options

MIT wikis are customizable. They can be anything from a simple grid to a mini-database with navigation, links, images, and more. Several built-in themes are available to help define a wiki’s look and feel.

Getting started

To create a wiki, request a space.

IS&T’s Wikis page has basic information about the service and the Knowledge Base (KB) provides in-depth FAQs and how-tos.

The KB also has a comprehensive walkthrough which covers navigation, editing, specifics about permissions, and more.

For help with creating spaces, setting up access control, or the basics of using a space, contact IS&T at 617-253-1101, servicedesk@mit.edu, or online.