Wiki tips and tricks: notifications

As a teacher, you’d like to keep tabs on your students’ activity on your class wiki, whether to review their contributions or answer posted questions right away. You could hover over each student and watch his or her every move, but you’d waste a lot of time. 

A much better (and less creepy) way of monitoring activity is to use the notifications and monitor features. They allow you to receive an email each time a specific wiki, page, or discussion is edited. No more peering over each students’ shoulders – let our notifications track their activity for you.

How to create notifications for a wiki:

1. Navigate to the wiki you’d like to monitor.

2. Click the changes (recent changes) link to go to your wiki’s change log.

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3. Click the notification button at the top-right corner of the change log area, and then click add.

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4. Begin typing in your wiki’s name and choose it from the list of options. Hint: the wiki you are viewing will always be the first item on the list before you begin typing.

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5. Choose the type of notifications you’d like to receive, and click update.

By default, you’ll receive an email each time a wiki or page you’re monitoring is updated. If you prefer to receive a single email that summarizes all of the content changes you are monitoring, go to your user account settings (from your dashboard) and change the email monitored changes field to “Yes – one email per day.”


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  1. Bonnie Cramond
    Posted August 22, 2015 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    I want to create a wiki with my graduate class. However, when I tried to send an invitation for them to join, it was disallowed because their email addresses end in edu instead of com. Is there a way to get around this without having them all give me or create alternative addresses?

  2. Posted August 22, 2015 at 10:24 am | Permalink


    We don’t disallow invitations to .edu email addresses. What was the exact error message you saw?

  3. Marcela RAMIREZ LOPE
    Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    las wikis son pequeños micrositios que nos permiten modificar,editar o eliminar información en determinadas paginas tales como wikipedia… son una herramienta de gran importancia en la educacion para llevar al estudiandte a un aprendizaje significativo por medio de su interaccion


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