UMassD Wikispaces Service Decommissioned on August 26, 2018


Feb 14, 2018
ATTENTION: Wikispaces has notified our campus their service is being discontinued.

UMassD will continue to have Wikispaces service active until the end date of our subscription, August 26, 2018.

This means that your wiki site(s) will no longer exist past August 26, 2018.

If you want to save your wiki data, you must export your data from your wiki site before August 26, 2018, by following the steps below:
  • Navigate to the relevant Wiki
  • Click on ‘Settings’
  • Click ‘Exports/Backups’
  • Select the format you wish to download the file in under ‘Content type’
  • Then select the ‘File Type’ relevant for your computer
  • Click ‘Export’

Are there alternatives to Wikispaces I can use?
Yes, tools such as OneNote and WordPress provide various options for collaboration with peers and colleagues, note taking, and sharing of documents, resources, and media.
Links to further information for each of these tools are listed below.

OneNote (available in O365)
https://www.onenoteforteachers.com/

WordPress Site
http://blogs.umassd.edu/

Blackboard Wikis (available within a myCourses site)
https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Wikis

Still not sure which one is the best option? For further consultation, please contact us at idteam@umassd.edu or 508-999-8501.

Is there any way of exporting my Wiki direct to another site?
The best option is to export the data from your Wiki and save it to your computer and then use the data to create new pages on a different platform. Due to the different settings on other websites, we do not a have a way of exporting your Wiki direct from Wikispaces to another site.
Alternatively, you can copy and paste the content direct from your Wiki to an alternative location.

What will happen once the Wikispaces service is decommissioned?
All wiki data will be permanently deleted. Therefore, data will become completely inaccessible to yourself, members, users, and the public.
As a result of this, we would recommend ensuring that you have exported all of your data before the subscription end date of August 26, 2018 to ensure that you have a copy saved.