In a wiki site, students are free to create pages about themselves. A teacher can ask students to create such pages as an entry-level task to get them familiar with wiki and its tools. A student's page can contain a photo, bio information, hobbies, a list of interests, links to favorite websites. A task to create such a page gives the student an incentive how to use formatting, publishing and multimedia capabilities of a wiki platform, thereby preparing the student for more complex tasks.
Learn more about student profiles:
Examples of student profiles at Princeton and Berkley.
UBC’s student profiles is a live example of student profiling in a legacy wiki engine (Media Wiki) within a real course. Also contains a template to be filled by new students.