Use Templates to Create Group Spaces
to large projects, often spanning multiple departments, is the need to keep
each team consistent in their deliverables and contributions. When creating
a group space, you can take advantage of a group space that already contains
mashups of enterprise information by saving it as a group space template
to give other group space builders a head start. Group space templates enable
an administrator to create a group space with the specific pages, information,
and components to use as a starting point to build a new group space. For
example, in annual budget reviews, a group space template can be configured
so that each department delivers the same standardized formats and presentations
Alternatively, you can use one of the out-of-the-box seeded templates:
- Group Project template: Provides an optimal structure
for supporting a core project team where members might come from different
departments to work together toward reaching a common goal. The focus
of a Group Project group space is to streamline the process of starting
a new project, defining the project team, and executing on project deliverables.
This template supports a single discussion forum.
- Community of Interest template: Provides an optimal
structure for supporting communities of people, who join together to
communicate, create content, and share ideas to learn more about a subject
area. This template supports a single discussion forum by default; additional
forums are allowed.
- Blank template: Provides an essentially unpopulated
and unconfigured starting point for building a group space exactly to
your specifications. When you create a group space using the Blank template,
the result is a blank Home page. The rest is up to you!