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FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Who can use this wiki?

At moment it's meant for personnels of LUT School of Industrial engineering and Management. You can use it anyway you want for anything you want which is related to your work here.

Who have access to this wiki?

First, it's visible to internet and by default anyone can read it but editing is allowed only for personnels of information technology department. It's possible to use groups from university authentication system to restrict access to certain parts of wiki.

I don't want whole world to see my things, how to restrict access?

First you should think about the visibility of your material. Wiki is public information collaboration system, so if you have private material so what is the point to put it into wiki. Anyhow wiki can be also used on projects and works as a material communication exchange storage very easily and with dokuwiki it is possible to limit access to namespaces.

It's possible to use normal account and groups available in university authentication system to limit visibility or edit rights. It's possible to control access either namespace or page level.

Can students have edit rights here

Sure, but it must be authorized by department personnels, it's possible for give students access ex. for specific course areas for making collaborative works.

How about non-LUT students ? No, it's not possible at moment, you have to have account at our university to do editing here.

Can i put my course pages here?

Sure, you can run your course pages here, but course index and main pages must be at You can link from there to this wiki.

Where i can put my content

If you are not sure or you don't care put it into common namespace. The idea of the wiki is to promote collaboration. Conflict is good for wiki, because it makes people think and improve the content by different viewpoints. Also forming live content is easier in single namespace.

Almost anywhere you want, but remember that you can use namespaces to arrange your content logically and control access for your content. I suggest following major namespaces to be used:

  • mvpr - Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory
  • swe - Software Engineering Laboratory
  • comlab - Communications Software Laboratory
  • courses - Courses using wiki
    • use course codes below courses namespace ex. CT10A1000
  • department - Department level information
  • admin - for administrator documentation
  • projects - Projects might be located under laboratories or maybe under common projects namespace
  • and so on…

How i can see what pages are changed recently?

Recent changes within whole wiki

Recent changes within specified namespace

what those toolbox functions do (bottom area of left side bar)

  • Wiki Index, full page index for this wiki
  • Recent changes, list of 30 last changed wiki page, sorted with modified time
  • Upload file, upload files to wiki, remember to upload to right namespace
  • Openoffice Export, you can save wiki page as open office word document. (easy to export to word or pdf)
  • What links here, shows list of pages which link tu current page
  • Permanent link, go to current version of wiki page. You can copy link from address bar to other places if you want to link tihis specific version.
  • Cite this Article, citation information for current page, gives few different formats to choose.

What plugins are installed to this wiki?

Following plugins are isntalled to this wiki and few more which are needed to run these plugins. Only these plugins are supported and tested in our theme and layout.

  • s5, slideshows directly from wikipage
  • odt, openoffice export function (openoffice can be used to export pdf, ps, .doc and other formats)
  • mathmulti, math formula visualization using latex format
  • freemind, embedding freemind mindmapping designs (needs flash player)