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UMWiki Retired June 30, 2016

June 29, 2016
UMWiki will be retired on June 30, 2016

UMWiki was officially retired at the University on June 30, 2016.

The wiki platform, first introduced to the University in 2005, was implemented to meet a need that other technologies could not provide at that time. Since then, more user-friendly alternatives have become available at at no cost.

Retiring UMWiki supports the University's Operational Excellence initiative by reducing duplicative services.

Alternative Solutions

Google Sites is the most popular alternative for UMWiki users because of its modern look, user-friendly interface and unlimited capacity.

Like UMWiki, Google Sites can be made available to the general public or a limited group of individuals.

Google Sites benefits include the ability to:

  • Create password-protected sites that are accessible to all students, faculty and staff in your group, department or college
  • Allow multiple people to contribute and review/approve content
  • Customize interfaces and functionality (with the help of a developer)
  • Publish or consume RSS feeds
  • Collect and publish comments from site visitors

Learn more about standard practices for planning, creating, and maintaining a website in the Content Strategy Self-Help Guide, or get started with Google Sites. If you're not certain that Google Sites is the right solution for your content, compare and contrast it with other University-provided website solutions.


If you have questions about migrating or receiving a zip file of your wiki content, please contact Technology Help. Zip files of wiki content will be available for a limited time—from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2016.