The primary purpose of a wiki is for highly collaborative information gathering and storage for data that is mainly text based.
A wiki allows collaborative content management. The wiki system is organized into spaces, each of which has specific authoring and viewing permissions. Wiki technology allows richly linked and searchable content. Version control and auditing features keep a record of all changes. They also allow reverting to an older version. Although some basic formatting is available, complex data needs may be best handled in other applications such as Excel or Access.
Requesting a Wiki
Faculty and staff may request a wiki for instructional or departmental usage. The request form can be completed via the Online Support Center.
Administering a Wiki
Once you login to wiki.smu.edu, a list of wiki sites to which you have access will appear. There is a wiki available to all called Wiki System Information. This contains several pages on how to customize and maintain your wiki.