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 2.1
Released: Friday, September 9, 2011, 7:29 PM
NOTE: Because it is a pain to update files in the Moodle plugin database, the version available here may not be updated as frequently as the actual repository on GitHub, i.e. it may be missing some bugfixes. Please click the link to 'VCS repository URL' below if you want to get to the latest version.

OU wiki

Copyright 2011 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.


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.)

Bug reports:

Please report bugs to the Moodle Tracker using the 'contributed code' project
and 'Module: OU wiki' component. Under Version, please select your Moodle
version e.g. 2.1, 2.2.


Beta quality code. We intend to switch this project to include live quality
code at some point after our mid-October update.

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


Moodle 2.1+
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.


None. Please feel free to contribute documentation in the relevant area of
the MoodleDocs wiki.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Not frequently updated - bugfixes from GitHub (see details)
Can be updated to
Not frequently updated - bugfixes from GitHub (see details) (2012110600)
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.1
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.1

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch

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