Web Hosting - Wiki

Overview

The wiki service is at https://wiki.cites.illinois.edu.  Wikis are powerful, web-based editing and collaboration tools, capable of supporting individual researchers and small groups, large courses, or entire departments and units. The CITES Wiki service supports teaching, research, and departmental web-based collaboration and outreach, using a 3rd-party software called Confluence.  Confluence organizes content into spaces.

Available To

Any research group, instructor, or student group within Engineering at Illinois. Wiki spaces are ideal for instructors who need a free and simple hosting page for their course.

Features

Create and edit web accessible pages using a basic editor.  No knowledge of web programing is required making it easy to create content, but there is limited ability to theme/style pages for a unique look.   The wiki promotes collaboration and has built in page templates for things like meetings, project decision trees, how-to articles, blog posts etc.   Guest accounts are available for non-University affiliated collaborators.  The space owner is able to set permissions to his/her space.   Wiki spaces can be viewable by anyone, just people on campus or restricted to just group members.

Rates

There is no charge for this service.

Getting Started

Fill out a Wiki Space Request Form to create a space yourself.

or

engrit-help [at] illinois [dot] edu (Contact the Web team) at Engineering IT to request a wiki space. Please provide:

  • Space Name: Title of the wiki space (i.e. ECE 110)
  • Space Key: Appears at the end of the URL, normally featuring the class and semester (i.e. ece110fa12)
  • NetID(s) of user(s) who will need to administer the space (instructors, TAs)
  • NetID(s) of user(s) who need to access the space: (students)

Support

engrit-help [at] illinois [dot] edu (Contact the Web team) with any support issues regarding your wiki space.

Get Help

Questions about this topic? Don't see what you're looking for?

Email engrit-help [at] illinois [dot] edu, call the Help Desk at 217-333-1313, or contact your primary IT support professional.