The Activities home page might be sparse when you first begin using activities. As you create activities or are added to other people's activities, this page becomes busier. To help you navigate the page, the following table lists the views that are available:
Table 1. Activities views
|My Activities||Lists the activities that you created or were added to as a member, including private community activities. This view displays public activities if you are the creator or are a member of the public activity. This view is the default view.|
|Completed||Lists the activities that have been marked complete. Each activity is created with a goal in mind. After that goal is reached, the activity is marked complete. Completed activities are removed from the My Activities view.|
|Tuned Out Activities||Lists the activities that you have tuned out of. If you belong to an activity that you are not interested in, you can tune out of the activity to remove it from your My Activities view.|
|Trash||Lists deleted activities to which you belong before they are permanently removed.|
|Prioritized Activities||Provides links to activities that you have marked as having a high or medium priority. As your list of activities begins to grow, it is helpful to prioritize them by importance to you. Prioritization settings are unique to each user; no other members can see these collections. Marking your most valued activities as High Priority enables you to quickly access them from the High Priority view.|
|Public Activities||Lists activities to which you have access even though you are not listed as a member. Public activities can be viewed by anyone who has access to the Activities server. Active, completed, or deleted public activities are only available from the Public Activities section. This view also lists public or moderated community activities.|
|Tags||Lists all the tags assigned to your activities. You can choose how the tags in the tag collection are displayed: in a list or a cloud. A tag list displays the tags in a list starting with the most popular tags first. A tag cloud visualizes the popularity of the tags in the collection by grouping the tags together and displaying the most frequently used tags in larger, darker text and less often used tags in smaller, lighter text. Within an activity, the Tags view displays all of the tags assigned to the activity entries.|
You can sort the views by recency, due date, name.
The following tabs are available from the views:
Table 2. Activities tabs
|Activities||Lists the activities that you created or were added to as a member. This tab is the default tab. From within an activity, you can click this tab to exit the current activity and return to the My Activities view.|
|To Do List||Lists the open to-do items assigned to you from all of your activities. This tab is a good place to go to see what actions you need to take to complete your projects.|
|Activity Templates||Lists activity templates that you created or that are being shared with you by other members. |
|Recent Updates||Displays a list of recent changes that have been made to activities in the My Activities view. |
The view displays updates made to public activities if you are the creator or are a member of the public activity. Within an activity, you can click Recent Updates from the navigation bar to open a view that lists the recent changes made to the current activity.
Are you finding that you do not see much when you open the Activities application? Add some content by starting an activity! To begin, identify a goal, such as creating a presentation, resolving a bug, or researching a topic. Create an activity to track that goal. You can then add entries to the activity to capture required tasks, store associated documents, and assemble the people that you need to reach the goal.
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