Creating a New Wikispace

You should already have done the following:
  • Created a Wikispaces account (and verified your email address). If you haven't, you can create your account and get a new wiki at the same time (see below).
  • Completed the Participant Survey questions. If you haven't, try to do that sometime before the end of the session.

If you want to work on an existing wiki during this session, that's OK. But if you have never created a free educational wikispace, please follow these steps to create one before you continue to work on your previous wiki.

Get a Free Educational Wikispace

If you haven't already, determine a name for your wiki that will appear in the URL
. Try to keep it short and descriptive, but include no spaces!
Select a name that reflects the purpose of your wiki:
  • Between 3 and 22 characters long
  • Use letters, numbers, and/or hyphens (cannot begin with a hyphen)
  • NO spaces
  • The name you choose will be the first part of the URL for your wiki (e.g.,

If you already have a wikispaces account and have not yet signed in, do so now by clicking the Sign In link in the upper right of this page.

Right Click or Control-Click and open the link in a new Browser Window or Tab so it is easy to get back to this page.
If you don't already have an account, you can create one when you get your new wiki below.

Right-click or Control-click on the link or badge to the right, and open the link in a new Browser Window or Tab so it is easy to get back to this page.

On the page that appears (containing the fields shown at right), fill in the following information:

  • Enter the name for your wiki.
  • Click on "Private" -- you can change the Wiki Permissions later when you are ready.
  • Check the box to certify that your wiki is for Educational Use.
  • Click the Create button.

If you don't yet have an account//, you can create your account at this point by selecting a Username, a Password you won't forget, and your email address in the Join Now box (below) that you will see:
Be sure to check your email and confirm your email address and account when you receive the message from Wikispaces. This completes your account setup.

Your First Page

Your new wiki will appear with either of these screens showing on your first page:


Manage your wiki spaces in your Account Settings - set favorites so you can easily access your most-used spaces using the “My Wikis” green arrow link next to your account name (very top line of every page)