MediaWiki is the collaborative documentation software underlying Wikipedia. It is highly extensible and can be self-hosted on a server with standard software. It is administered by the Wikimedia Foundation.

This website also runs on MediaWiki.

Use cases

Create a class wiki

Students can collaborate on building a shared knowledge base of information they're learning together.

Hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Identify topics that are inadequately covered at and organize an event to add material on those topics.

How to use it

The website, itself a MediaWiki, is full of information about how to use the software.

It can be deployed with Cloudron.

Replacement for

Replace built-in wikis on learning management systems, which are often very limited in functionality if they exist at all.


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