Finding Your Stuff

Version 3

    There are a number of ways to help you find people, places, and content in the community.

     

    Search

     

    The search functionality allows you to use keywords to find the content, place or person you’re looking for.

     

    1. Click the magnifying glass in the upper right corner
    2. A fly out menu will appear with a text entry area at the top
    3. Start typing the keyword(s) in the field.  After 3 characters the spotlight search will show different results and will change as you enter more characters.
    4. If you see your desired result simply click on it.
    5. If you do not see your result, hit the enter key to navigate to the search results page where you can refine the search.

     

    Tip: adding tags (keywords) to your content will make it easier for others to find with the search.

     

    Browse

     

    The browse interface allows you to view all of the people, places, and content available to you in the community.  It also provides filters to narrow down your view.  For example if you were looking for content:

     

    1. Click the drop down by your avatar in the top right hand corner
    2. Select the Your Content link to access the browse content interface
    3. By default, the “Authored” option will be selected on the left side. You can change this to change the scope of your view.
    4. Click the desired content type button along the top of the interface (for example, Documents).  This will remove all other content types from the view and open up other filter options.
    5. Click the document type drop down and choose the type of document or file you’re looking for.
    6. Optionally enter text or tags to help further narrow the selections.

     

    If you were looking for a Place:

    1. Click the drop down by your avatar in the top right hand corner
    2. Select the Your Places link to access the browse content interface
    3. By default, the “Following” option will be selected on the left side.  You can change this to change the scope of your view.
    4. Click the desired Place Type button along the top of the interface (for example Groups).  This will remove all other place types from the view and open up other filter options.
    5. Click the group type drop down and choose the type of group you’re looking for.
    6. Optionally enter text or tags to help further narrow the selections.

     

    If you were looking for a Person:

    1. Click Browse > People in the main navigation bar running along the top of the page
    2. By default, the “All” option will be selected on the left side. You can change this to change the scope of your view.
    3. Optionally enter text or add filters to help further narrow the selections.

     

     

    History and Bookmarks

     

    Your browse history allows you to go back to the content, people, and places you have viewed before.  To access your browse history click the magnifying glass icon and then the History tab in the middle of the fly out search menu.  A subset of your history will be seen.  To see more of your history click the "Show all my recently viewed content" link at the bottom.

     

    To access your bookmarks click the search magnifying glass icon and then the Bookmarks tab.

     

    Your Profile

     

    When viewing your personal profile there are many different pages other then the profile itself.

    1. Directly below the header area of the profile, click the Content link.  This will show you your content in a browse type of interface.
    2. Optionally, click the Activity link instead and find what you’ve been doing recently similar to what the activity streams show you.
    3. Click the More drop down and see that there are many more options like Connections (where you go to create labels),  places (where you go to browse places you are involved in), bookmarks (all of your bookmarks) and reputation (status points) if those are available to you.