OU wiki

Activities ::: mod_ouwiki
Maintained by sam marshall, Jason Platts, Alan Thompson, Alan Carter
Alternative wiki. Simple wiki designed for teaching and learning.

OU wiki Not frequently updated - bugfixes from GitHub (see details)

Moodle 2.3
Released: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 4:46 PM
OU wiki

Copyright 2012 The Open University

This is an alternative wiki that you can install into standard Moodle.

It does not replace the standard wiki, and operates alongside it. The key
intention of this wiki is to provide a simple teaching tool suitable for
student use with minimal required training. It is in no way intended to be
a full-fledged wiki like MediaWiki. For example, there is no wiki syntax
except links.


This is the MOODLE_23_STABLE branch. This branch is configured to match the latest
stable branch at the Open University that uses Moodle 2.3. Once we stop using
Moodle 2.3, there will be no more fixes in this branch (but of course anyone can
fork the reposistory and make a fixed version).


We cannot offer direct support. Please do not contact me directly. If you
need assistance, try the wiki forum on moodle.org. (Remember to make clear
that you are using OU wiki and not the standard forum.)


We don't provide any documentation, but Steve Wright of Lancaster University
has written some, under a Creative Commons license:


Please feel free to also contribute documentation to the relevant areas of the
MoodleDocs wiki.

Bug reports:

Please report bugs using the GitHub 'Issues' tab (experimental). Before
reporting a bug, please try the latest version to verify that the problem
hasn't already been fixed. In each bug, please remember to give:

1. Exact steps to reproduce your problem, starting from creating a new wiki
with default or specified settings.
2. The ouwiki version you are using (from version.php or Modules admin screen).


Please note that this code is tested on OU systems but we rely on the
community for testing on other systems.


Moodle 2.3+
Postgres / MySQL


Place the contents of this source tree into your Moodle installation so that
within your Moodle root, this file is mod/ouwiki/README. Then visit the
Moodle notifications page to install.

If you want the forums to be searchable, you also need to install the
local_ousearch plugin. (It is best to do this before using the wiki much,
otherwise it takes ages to install as it builds indexes for everything.)
When you install the ousearch plugin, a search box will automatically appear.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Not frequently updated - bugfixes from GitHub (see details)
Can be updated from
Not frequently updated - bugfixes from GitHub (see details) (2011031800), Not frequently updated - bugfixes from GitHub (see details) (2012030700)
Can be updated to
Not frequently updated - bugfixes from GitHub (see details) (2013060600)
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.3

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Activities

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "assignment") in the "mod" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation