Early on in the New Year the old Intranet here at Edge Hill will be abolished. All of its content will be available directly through GO. The platform we’re hosting this content under is called Confluence and it’s a wiki.
To the majority of people this won’t mean much right now but we’re hoping in the future it will. You’ll be able to manage your own content on GO for dissemination to colleagues you work with on a daily basis and those you work with across the university.
This new way of managing things will hopefully reduce the amount of out of date information that is out there. You shouldn’t be emailing around Word documents within the university. Because the moment you send that document it’s out of date, your recipient just doesn’t know it yet!
Lets take Meeting Agenda’s as an example. The below video describes why you shouldn’t be emailing meeting agendas and why you should start using a wiki:
The Faculty of Health is already doing stuff like this, posting meeting dates in their calendar, having agendas online, with misc documents for the meeting available on each meetings dedicated pages. You department can too!
Another brilliant use of the wiki is to keep track of action points:
These excellent videos are courtesy of Stewart Mader’s 21days you can find a lot more videos there and other extremely useful wiki related resources.