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Picture of Phil Riding
Wikis and groups
 
I'm pretty new to the groups and the wiki functions in Moodle, but we're trying to set up a course where we can split the class into groups who then each have their own wiki to work on. We don't want them to see each others' work until later.

So,
1. under the course settings I set it up to have separate groups, and set it so this wasn't forced.
2. I set up two groups under the 'groups' section of admin.
3. I then set up a wiki and chose it to be of type 'groups' and chose separate groups under group mode.

This created TWO wikis! When I click on either one, I get a page that doesn't seem to be one or the other. It's title is 'Group wiki for -unknown-', and it says 'no entries have been created for this wiki'. Am I missing a setting where I assign a wiki to a group or something?

There is a drop down menu that allows me to go to 'other wikis' but it doesn't sem to make sense.

What am I doing wrong?

Phil

 
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Picture of Kristin Darken
Re: Wikis and groups
 
Hi Phil:

I am relatively new to wikis and groups as well, but we are really using wikis a lot in our courseware so I have been learning a lot while implementing them.

I believe you have set everything up correctly in your wiki for groups. The reason you see the drop down list is because you are set up as an administrator or instructor - once you choose a wiki to view from the drop down list you will be in the wiki for that particular group and the group wiki for :unknown will reference a particular group. As a teacher or administrator you have access to all wikis for each group, you can also add to them or edit if you like. The reason it says "no entries have been created for this wiki" is because at this point in time it is a blank wiki ... (If you are starting the students off with content you can add it here)

Because you have chosen separate groups students in groups will only see and be able to edit the wiki that is open to them (i.e. they will not have that drop down list). If you chose visible groups they would see the drop down list and be able to edit their own but also be able to see (but not edit) the other group's wiki. If you login as a student who is in a group you will see what I mean.

Hope this helps. I found the groups in wikis a bit awkward at first - but once I played around with it a bit it made a lot of sense.

 
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Picture of Phil Riding
Re: Wikis and groups
 
Yep, that's it! Thanks for the clear explanation. Now, let's see what the students make of wikis...

Phil
 
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Picture of Susan Jeffers
Re: Wikis and groups
 

sooo.... the original poster said "we're trying to set up a course where we can split the class into groups who then each have their own wiki to work on. We don't want them to see each others' work until later."

How would the "seeing each others' work later" part work?  Would you change from separate to visible groups?

 
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Picture of Phil Riding
Re: Wikis and groups
 
That was the idea. I hope this would work?! Apparently they could then have a look at, but not edit, the other wikis.

Phil
 
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Picture of Hittesh Ahuja
Re: Wikis and groups
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As an instructor / admin, when i see the wiki myself, the dropdown has an additional option of 'All Participants' . Can anyone tell me what is that supposed to show ? Is it a common page that can be viewed by any student irrespective of the group they are in  OR is it a page that displays all the pages for all the groups. 

 

Thanks 

 
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