Harvard Wikis are available to all Harvard faculty, students, and staff to support teaching, learning, and research needs. A wiki can include text and multimedia files, comments, macros, and links to other wiki space pages as well as to external web sites. All of this content can be created–and edited–collaboratively.
How will the Harvard Wikis help me?
- Provides a collaborative space for student work where teaching staff can see who has contributed to a discussion, worked on a problem set or participated in a group report
- Allows students to interact with content and each other through commenting and labeling
- Provides collaborative space for faculty research (various applications: lab documentation, scholarly work, meetings)
- Saves revisions to pages and allows for easy comparison of changes
- Makes class list groups available for permissioning (auto-provisioned when generated from a course site)
- Allows student-generated content to persist in one place term after term
- Has a low learning threshold to publish content on the web
Harvard Wikis enable you and other members of the Harvard community to create, edit, and publish content collaboratively through a web browser.
Where can I find out more?
wiki.harvard.edu serves as your portal to Harvard Wikis. Here you will be able to access updates from your Wiki Spaces and browse the help
Who’s currently using it?
Since the release of Harvard Wikis to the Harvard Community in September 2011, hundreds of users have created spaces and found ways to integrate Wikis into their teaching and research.
Faculty members, librarians, and students are just some of the users who have adopted Harvard Wikis to create, collaborate, and share information across their organizations and in their courses.
What Content is SAFE to post on the Wiki?
Harvard University has a tiered structure regarding security. HLS IT has stated that the Wiki can contain Level 3 information as long as the site is not visible to the public.
If you have any questions regarding security and the wiki, contact HLS IT via the Administrative Services Hub: https://hls.service-now.com/sp.
How do I start?
If you’d like a wiki of your own, start by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Once your wiki is created, check out HUIT’s documentation for information about creating, collaborating, and sharing your content.