Get started with broadcast communitiesAdded by IBM on September 19, 2013 | Version 1 (Original)
|Broadcast communities let you quickly and easily send a variety of communications, including Skill Taps, Instant Polls, Broadcast Chats, and Announcements, to a community or group of colleagues.
Before you begin
You do most tasks from the IBM
® Connect or IBM Notes
® Broadcast Communities
panel. You can create and edit broadcast communities from both the Broadcast Communities
panel and from broadcast communities in a browser.
About this task
If you are using broadcast communities in a browser, you must be logged in to work with broadcast communities.
The creator of a broadcast community determines whether or not you can join a specific broadcast community.
Read here to learn more about finding and working with broadcast communities.
What are broadcast communities and what can I do with them?Parent topic: IBM Sametime Communicate
A broadcast community is a group of colleagues that share a common interest or purpose. When you create a broadcast community, you specify the type of community it is and who can join. You can then use the broadcast community tools to quickly and easily communicate to all online members of the broadcast community at the same time. For example, if you have a broadcast community called "My team", you can send an announcement about an upcoming meeting to the My Team broadcast community, and every online member of that community will get the announcement alerting them of the meeting.
How do I create a broadcast community?
Create a broadcast community so that you can communicate and share information with a group of colleagues at once.
How do I join a broadcast community?
You must join a broadcast community to participate in it. The type of broadcast community, such as whether it is Open or Private, determines whether you can join it.
How do I send something to a broadcast community?
You can send or broadcast a Skill Tap, Instant Poll, Broadcast Chat, or Announcement to a broadcast community that you have joined. The broadcast community creator determines who can send broadcasts to a community.
How do I set filters to limit incoming broadcasts?
You can set filters based on criteria that you specify to block broadcasts that you receive for one or more of your broadcast communities.