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Wiki Navigation

In the Wiki navigation on your left you can start searching for a specific term in the section "Search." If there are no hits you can extend your search to your course or to OpenOLAT as well. In the section "Navigation" you will find pre-set links. Owners of Wikis (most of the time these are course authors) are able to adapt the section "Wiki menu" and add their own links. In the section "Progress" you will see those five Wiki pages you have visited last. So you can easily get back to a previously visited page.

By means of the link "From A-Z" you will get to the table of contents of all Wiki pages. At a glance you will know what already exists.

Modifying the Content of a Wiki Page

In order to add content you have to navigate to the relevant page and activate the editing mode via the tab "Edit page." In the tool bar of your Wiki there are various formatting options at your disposal. It is also possible to include pictures, media links, mathematical formulas, internal or external links. These options as well as the Wiki syntax are further explained below.

Your input can be formatted by means of the following Wiki syntax. For more information on the Wiki syntax please go to:

It is not advisable to use special characters in Wiki words. Not allowed is the colon (:). Please note that a space character at the beginning of a line will be interpreted as formatting command (pre-formatted text).

SyntaxResult (formatting)

Text design
'''Bold text '''Bold text
''Italic text''Italic text
==Level 2 headline==

Level 2 headline

* List
  • List
# Numbered list
  1. Numbered list


In order to link another page within a Wiki you do not have to indicate its complete URL (http://...). You only have to put the pages's title in brackets [[Text]]. It is also possible to create a link to any page by means of the button Insert link In order to do this you have to select the respective page first.
[[Internal link]]Internal link
[[Link | Text]]Text
An external address will automatically be turned into a link by indicating its complete address: If you do not want to use a link but a term you have to put the URL along with the term in brackets, separated by a blank.
[ The OpenOLAT website]The OpenOLAT website



|Cell 1

|Cell 2


Cell 1  Cell 2


|Cell 1

|Cell 2


|Cell 3

|Cell 4


Cell 1  Cell 2

Cell 3  Cell4

{| border="1"

|Cell 1

|Cell 2


|Cell 3

|Cell 4


Cell 1Cell 2
Cell 3Cell 4

Images and other files

In order to insert e.g. images in your Wiki you have to upload them first in OpenOLAT (by means of the field Upload file). As soon as a Wiki contains at least one file the drop-down menu Insert file will appear. Now you can easily insert images, etc.

When inserting an image the following options regarding its formatting are possible:

Caption: please indicate a caption.
[[Image:openolat_logo_72.png|This is the OpenOLAT logo.]]

This is the OpenOLAT logo.

Alignment: the add-ons "left" or "right" indicate the image's alignment.
Size: indicate in pixels the image's size.

Miniature: By selecting the add-on "thumb" along with a small image size your picture will be inserted as miniature. When clicking on that miniature your image will be displayed in full size.

It is possible to use more than one of these formatting options at the same time.
[[Image:olat_logo.png|right|30px|thumb|This is the OpenOLAT logo. ]]

This is the OpenOLAT logo.

Mathematic formula (LaTeX)
In order to let OpenOLAT display your formulas faster and clearer you can instal jsMath scripts on your computer.
The download area as well as corresponding instructions can be found here:

<math>Enter formula here</math>A syntax of the mathematical notation used in OpenOLAT can be found at:

Unformatted text
<nowiki>Enter unformatted text here</nowiki>Enter unformatted text here

In order to add a file you have to upload it first via the drop-down menu "Upload file" at the bottom of your page. Navigate to the relevant position on the Wiki page. Then select your file via "Insert file" and click "Save." Links to other Wiki pages will be set by means of the button "Insert link."

You can create a link in a wiki page to files in a folder course element by clicking on the the metadata icon . Copy the External link to this resource in the next step. Please bear in mind that you can only link to files which are located in a subfolder of a folder course element. Creating and Deleting Wiki Pages

The easiest way to create a new page is to search for a page title in the navigation via the search mask; click "Search" and open the red link. Another possibility is to create a link to your new page directly from an existing page. For that purpose please use the following Wiki syntax: Two opening squared brackets, page title, two closing squared brackets. Example: [[link name]].

Articles written on your own can be deleted in the tab "Edit page."

When deleting a page all its versions will be deleted as well. It is therefore not possible to restore deleted pages.

Viewing Versions

In the tab "Versions/authors" you can retrace who has modified a page, how and when exactly. Contact the Wiki owner (often the course owner) if content has been deleted. Only he will be able to restore an earlier version.

Subscribing Wikis

Subscribe to a Wiki to be kept informed on modifications. You will be notified by e-mail or under "Subscriptions". You will be told which pages have been modified. A list with the latest amendments can also be found in the Wiki navigation.

Exporting Wikis

In the section "Tools" you can export your Wiki by means of the link "Export as CP" in order to archive a snap-shot of the entire Wiki content in your personal folder.

Your Wiki will be exported as IMS Content Packaging. It is only possible to import it as CP learning resource (authors) or to take a look at it offline. Importing it as Wiki is not an option. If you want to import a file as Wiki you have to export it first with the export course tool or from authoring (table view).
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