Columbia Wikispaces provides a wiki to every active registered course at Columbia University. A wiki is a collaborative tool that allows students to easily create, link, and modify one or more pages of course related materials. Wikis are collaborative in nature and facilitate community-building within a course.

Access Wikispaces

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Scroll down to learn more about teaching with Wikispaces and how you can get support from the CTL.


Please note that Tangient, the company that hosts the Columbia Wikispaces, has informed us of their intent to close down the platform by the end of this calendar year. Columbia University will stop hosting class wikis at the end of the Spring 2018 semester. In anticipation of this change, the CTL is generating documentation to help our faculty export their content from Wikispaces and compiling a set of of alternate platforms.

Teaching with Wikispaces

Some common collaborative wiki projects include:

  • Collaboratively-authored creative pieces or reports.
  • Annotated bibliographies where students add summaries and critiques about course-related readings.
  • Manuals or glossaries of useful terms or concepts related to the course, or even a guide to a major course concept
  • Online repositories of course documents where instructors and students can post, comment or classify documents relevant to the course.
  • E-portfolios of student work.

Watch a short video on how to get started teaching with Columbia Wikispaces.

Get Support

The CTL offers a range of in-person services and online resources for instructors learning to navigate EdBlogs.

In-Person Support

Online Resources