News items are articles that enable the social workspace administrators to share information to the workspace's members. The news items are displayed in a dedicated gadget, that can be used in both social workspace dashboards, and in the user's home dashboard. Like articles, news items can be either private (visible to the space members only) or public (visible to all users).
News are automatically displayed on the different dashboards of users, providing that they display the News gadget:
- The Home dashboard displays the news of all the social workspaces users can access,
- The Collaboration home dashboard displays the news of all the social workspaces users can access,
- The social workspaces dashboard display the news of the workspace only.
News items can only be created by the workspace administrators. They can be created from:
- any page in the Collaboration view using the Actions menu,
- the workspace dashboard using the Document Library gadget,
- the Document Management view.
- From the dashboard of the social workspace, an article or a news item, click on the Actions button.
- Click on Create a news item.
- Fill in the news creation form (see below for article's properties).
- Click on Create. The news is created in the News item container. The news collaboration view is displayed.
The dashboard must display the Document library gadget.
- On the dashboard's Document library gadget, go in the News folder.
- Click on the icon .
- Click on News item.
- Fill in the title, description and content.
- Click on the Create button. The news item is created and displayed in the Document library gadget. By default, the news item is private. You can edit it to add a picture.
- In the Document Management view, click on the Collaboration domain.
- Click on the social workspace you want to create a news item in.
- In the social workspace, click on the News folder.
- Click on the Create a News Item button.
- Fill in the document's creation form.
- Click on the Create button.
- The Summary tab of the news item is displayed.
News items properties
|Title||Name of the news item|
|Description||Summary of the news item. This description is displayed in the News gadget.|
|Publication||For public workspaces. Select who should see the news item : only the space members (Restricted to the Social Workspace) or all users (public).|
|Picture||Upload an image to illustrate your news item.|
|Content||Type the content of your news item.|
|Format||Select which format should be used for the news item.|