|This video shows you how to use Communities in IBM Connections 4.0.
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This video shows you how to use Communities in IBM Connections 4.0.
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|1.1||Communities let you bring together a group of people who share a common interest. ||Before you begin login as graynes|
The welcome page displays.
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: Browsing communities
|2.1||The Public Communities page is a good starting point for browsing the public communities in your organization.|
Use this page to find communities that are relevant to you.
The Public Communities tab displays.
Scroll down the page to show the list of public communities.
|2.2||The tag cloud let’s you find communities related to a specific topic.|
Highlight the tag cloud.
|2.3||Clicking a tag returns a list of all the communities tagged with the selected keyword.||A list of communities with the marketing tag displays.|
Click the marketing tag in the tag cloud.
|2.4||You can add related tags to further refine your search.|
A list of the communities with the tags marketing and merchandising displays.
Click merchandising in the Related Tags list.
|2.5||When you see a community that interests you, click its name to open the community and find out more about it.||The community's Overview page displays.|
Click the name of the Worldwide Events community.
: Viewing community information
|3.1||You can read a description of the community on the Overview page, and review a summary of the content that was added most recently.|
|The WorldWide Events community displays with the Overview page selected.|
The community description is highlighted.
Scroll down the page to show the most recent content displayed in the different widgets.
|3.2||Use the navigation links to open the different pages in the community and find out what the community is working on.||Highlight the navigation links|
|3.3||You can find out how active a community is by viewing Recent Updates which shows the recent contributions and status updates of community members.|
Click Recent Updates.
Scroll down to show the types of activity.
|3.4||Find out who belongs to the community by viewing the Members page.||Click the View All link.|
: Joining a community
|4.1||When you find a community that interests you, why not become a member?||The Overview page of the WorldWide community displays.|
Click Join this Community.
|4.2||After becoming a community member, you can share bookmarks, stay connected with fellow community members, and post to the community forums. |
|4.3||If the community has other types of content, such as blogs, events, or a wiki, you can also post content to these. For example a community might contain a blog for authoring and sharing journal entries.|
|4.4||Keep your community informed about your work by providing status.|
|Click Status Updates.|
Type I am working on my presentation..
|4.5||Your message displays in both Status Updates and Recent Updates.||Click Recent Updates.|
|4.6||Use the views on the Communities page to keep track of all your communities.|
|Highlight the I’m an Owner, I’m a Member, I’m Following, and I’m Invited views.|
Click I’m a Member.
: Creating a community
|5.1||Anyone with access to the Communities application can create a community.||The Public Communities page displays.|
|5.2||If you are an expert in a particular area and want to get together with people who share your interest, consider starting a community.||Click Start a Community.|
|5.3||Creating a community is easy.||The Start a Community form displays. |
|5.4||Your community must have a unique name.|
Add meaningful tags to make it easy for others to find the community.
|Enter Renovations Store in the Name field.|
Enter employee and discount in the Tags field.
|5.5||You can create a user-friendly web address for the community by entering a keyword in the Web Address field. You can then share this web address with others so they can quickly access the community.||Enter renovations_store in the Web Address field.|
|5.6||When you are specifying the level of access that you want for your community, remember that if you set it to Public or Moderated, your community will be visible to everyone in the organization.||The following Access level options are displayed:|
Public - anyone can join
Moderated - people must request to join
Restricted - people must be invited to join
|5.7||If you want your community to be private, set the access level to Restricted.||Select the Restricted access level.|
|5.8||Type the names of the people to add as members of the community.||Ensure that Members is selected, then enter names into the Members field.|
|5.9||New members are automatically sent an email with a link to the community.|
|5.10||Specify the owner role if you want to add a person as an additional community owner. Community owners can edit, moderate, and delete content, as well as add members and widgets to the community.||Select Owners and enter a name in the Owners field.|
|5.11||Provide a community description that is an accurate summary of what your community is all about. When people are browsing communities, they will use the description to decide if the community is of interest to them.||Enter a description of the community in the Description field "This store offers discounted products to employees."|
|5.12||You can customize the look of your community by uploading an image that represents the community.||Mouse over the Upload a Community Image link. |
|5.13||You can also change the theme. Applying a theme changes the fonts and colors that are displayed in the community.||Click Change Community Theme.|
Select a theme.
|5.14||When you’re happy with your settings, click Save to create your new community.||Click Save.|
|5.15||If you want to change any of the settings you selected, you can edit the community at a later time.||Select Community Actions > Edit Community.|
|5.16||As your membership grows you can create smaller communities within the greater community. ||Highlight Community Actions > Create a Subcommunity.|
: Adding widgets to a community
|6.1||After creating your community, you can make extra functionality available to members by adding widgets.||The Overview page of the Renovations Store community displays.|
Select Community Actions > Customize.
The widget catalog displays.
|6.2||For example, you might want to create a community wiki to encourage members to collaborate on shared documentation.||Highlight the Wiki option.|
|6.3||Or you might want to add an events widget so you can schedule and share events with members.||Click Events.|
Close the widget catalog.
|6.4||A link to the Events calendar is added to the navigation bar, allowing you to access Events directly from the community.||The Events option in the navigation bar is highlighted.|
|6.5||An Events summary widget displays in the community’s Overview page.||Scroll over to the Upcoming Events widget.|
|6.6||From the View All Events page, you can create an event.||The Create an Event link is displayed.|
|6.7||You could create an event for a community meeting. Provide a title, a description, and a location, add an optional tag, and notify all members before saving the event.|
|Type Community meeting in the title.|
Use tomorrow’s date.
Type Determine new discounts. as the description.
Type team room as the location.
Click Notify community members.
|6.8||You can display the events in a Calendar view, too. ||Click Calendar tab.|
|7.1||Now you are ready to start collaborating with Communities.||The Closing screen displays.|
|7.2||For more information about Communities, click Help in the product.||Show the Help link.|