I have created a very simple module that allows you to add MediaWiki links as activities to courses.
You simply set the url of your MediaWiki installation in the module settings, then add a wiki to your course. The name you choose is then added to the url you provided and the page is displayed in an iframe. For example, using the url 'http://wiki.example.com/index.php/' and the name 'Main Page', the following url is displayed in an iframe: http://wiki.example.com/index.php/Main Page
MediaWiki (+browser?) is clever enough to tidy up the url, e.g. add '_' instead of spaces. Also, if the page does not previously exist then MediaWiki is clever enough to show you the edit links etc.
This module's main intention is to provide a neat way to link to existing MediaWiki pages, with most administration still taking place within MediaWiki.
Please let me know if you find it useful (we do!), or have any other feedback.
As far as authentication is concerned, we are using transparent NTLM authentication so the user will not need to enter login details. I have not tested with the Moodle login plugin, but i would imagine it would work just as well, with the obvious drawback of the user having to enter their credentials yet another time.
this module could work toghether with the Mediawiki search block.
And I guess it wouldn't be too tricky to customise the Wikipedia search block to use your own wiki (if it doesn't already?)
This should be all you need to change:
We are using 1.8.2 and have been able to switch off the frames protection.
I'm trying the module for Moodle 1.9.4 and MediaWiki 1.14, I followed the instructions from the README file, but at the end I can't find the MediaWiki module into Moodle's modules list. Would you please have suggestions?
I am using moodle 1.9.5..
I'm also getting an extended header before the page i want and also have to give the complete url in the name...