DU Wiki Usage Policy

DU's Wiki supports online collaborative efforts at the University. Generally, this means internal projects/documentation and collaborative work of a nature that is not better accomplished in existing online tools like Canvas or DU Portfolio. DU's wiki provides:

  • Asynchronous editing of page content in a web browser
  • Macros to "pull" many kinds of content from the web into a wiki page
  • The option to attach existing documents to a wiki page 
  • Basic versioning of wiki page content (track changes)

General Policy

  • Only DU users with active DU credentials may log in and edit wiki pages.
  • All wiki spaces must be directly related to furthering the University Vision, Values, Mission & Goals. Spaces may not be used for commercial purposes, unlawful activities, or personal financial gain. Please refer to the Acceptable Use Policy.
  • No copyrighted material may be posted without permission from the copyright holder. Please refer to DU's Intellectual Property, Copyright and Related Issues pages.

Spaces

  • By default, all members of a wiki space are be able to create, edit, and remove pages/assets in the wiki space.
  • Wiki administrators have full permissions in every space.
  • Each wiki space must have a DU Faculty/Staff Space Administrator. 
  • Space Administrators are responsible for making and/or approving space membership requests, and special page restrictions. 
  • Spaces that are inactive for a year may by archived and removed.

Plugins

Requests for plugins should be made through a wiki support request. Plugins will be checked for redundancy, evidence of active support/development efforts, and compatibility with the current DU wiki environment. Plugins will be tested on a test server before installation on the production server. 

Wiki Courses

Canvas is the recommended location for wiki tools intended to be used for a single course or term. In general, faculty should request a space in the DU wiki for student work only for special or long-term projects.

Personal Wikis

The DU wiki is provided to support collaborative work. Users requiring a personal web presence at DU should consider DU Portfolio. For users interested in build basic HTML, mysite.du.edu web space is available. 

Help

Visit the DU Wiki page or DU Wiki Help / Resources space in the DU wiki for DU-specific help, and links to the wiki software vendor: Atlassian Confluence.

If you do not find answers to your wiki questions in those pages, you may open a wiki support request. Use the same link to request access to the wiki, or to request the creation of a new wiki space.