Welcome to the Sydney TAFE Wikispaces Network


Welcome to the Sydney TAFE wikispaces network. This platform is used to support the use of collaborative teaching and learning environments for staff and students at Sydney TAFE

Click on the links below to find out more about:

If you would like further information about the use of wikis and blogs for teaching and learning at Sydney Institute please contact your college CEO or the staff at the Workforce Development Unit

Phone: (02) 9217 3731



What is a wiki and why should I use one?


A wiki is software that allows registered users or anyone to collaboratively create, edit, link, and organize the content of a website, usually for reference material. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. (From Wikipedia, of the worlds largest wikis. Accessed 11 April 2008. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki)//

Wikis provide a simple but effective space for content creation and collaboration and can be used in a wide variety of educational settings.

At Sydney TAFE the Wikispaces Private Label platform is being used to provide accessible, easy to use wikis for staff and students.

Please note: Although it is the same software platform, the Sydney TAFE Wikispaces environment is a separate platform from the wider wikispaces network. If you have been using a free Wikispace with your learners, please contact the Workforce Development Team for information and support on how to migrate your wikispace to the Sydney TAFE platform.


Need help on how to use wikispaces?


Want some help on how to use wikispace more effectively?
Visit our Sydney Institute Getting started page which covers the basics.
The Wikispaces team have also created a fantastic set of help pages which include easy to use guides on everything from embedding media to rss feeds on your pages!

Click on the links below to access their guides on:
  • Anchors: How to use anchors on pages
  • Images: How to use images (pictures) on Wikispaces
  • Media: How to embed media on Wikispaces using wikitext
  • RSS Includes: How to include RSS feed summaries in pages
  • Wikitext: How to use text markup for those who don't want to use the visual editor