When you create or edit a community, you can associate different applications with the community, if your administrator has made them available for your deployment.
When your administrator has enabled associated applications for communities, the Start a Community
and the Edit a Community
forms display an Associated Applications
area that lists the options available for your deployment.
For example, the administrator can enable you to associate an IBM
™ team place with a community, giving you a central location to store and manage files, and share information with fellow community members. Wikis might be another option available for associating with a community. Wikis provide a place for community owners and members to collaborate easily and quickly with each other.
When you associate an application with a community:
- A link to the application appears in the navigation sidebar on the community's Overview page.
- A feed from the application is displayed in the main pane of the Overview page, allowing community members to stay current with the latest information updates.
- Community members automatically become members of the teamplace or wiki, and any changes to community membership are propagated to the associated application.
- Community members have access to any feeds associated with the application.
- Attachments and comments within the application are accessible from the community.
The applications available for associating with a community can include the following:
Table 1. Applications that can be associated with a community
|Lotus Quickr||Depending on your organization's needs, your administrator can enable different types of Lotus Quickr place for association with a community. Options might include the following:
The administrator can also make custom place types available for association with a community.
- Wiki – creates a place where community members can collaborate and create shared content.
- Blog – allows community members to post comments in a blog and share information with their team.
- Team space – creates a place where team members can manage different types of content.
- Library – creates a place for team members to store and manage project documents and files.
Note: Deleting a community does not automatically delete the Lotus Quickr place associated with it. To delete the associated Lotus Quickr place, you must open the Lotus Quickr application and delete the place from within the application.
|Confluence||You can add a Confluence wiki to your community to create a place for you and your fellow community members to collaborate and manage community information.|
Note: If you delete the community associated with a Confluence wiki, the wiki is automatically deleted.
After you've associated an application with your community, do the following:
Parent topic: Creating communities
IBM Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr
IBM Connections Connector for Confluence
- To work directly with a wiki or Lotus Quickr place, click the associated link in the navigation pane. For example, if you have associated a Lotus Quickr wiki with your community, click Quickr Wiki to open the Lotus Quickr wiki associated with your community and work directly with it in the Lotus Quickr application.
- To open a feed associated with a wiki or Lotus Quickr place, click the feed link in the main pane of the community's Overview page to open it in a new page. When you associate a wiki or Lotus Quickr place with a community, a number of default feeds are automatically created. For example, if you have associated a Lotus Quickr teamplace with your community, the following default feeds display: Team Goals, Team News, and Welcome. You can choose to subscribe to other feeds from the associated application.
- To access help when working with an associated application outside of IBM Connections, click the Help link directly in the application for more guidance. For example, if you need more information when working with a Lotus Quickr wiki, click Help in the top right corner of the Lotus Quickr application.