Communication Services & Information Technology
University of California
Communication Services & Information Technology

Collaborative Tools

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Collaborative Tools is an ongoing project of UC ANR Communication Services. It allows members to easily communicate messages and documents and retains these discussions online.

Note! If you are a Master Gardener, 4H volunteer or not employed by ANR, you will not be able to create new discussion groups. Contact your group owner or program coordinator about setting up another group on the system!

If you are new to Collaborative tools, here's some steps to get you started.

  1. Starting a New Group - Click "Create New Group" in the navigation menu. Fill out the form and your group will be immediately created.
  2. Adding Group Members - Once your grounp is created, click on "Edit Group" from within the group to add new members. Be sure to add members before creating any discussions. Collaborative Tools doesn't send alerts retroactively.
  3. Editing Your Profile - Click profile on the top right to add/change your name, email, photo and other profile information.
  4. Adding a New Discussion or Message - Once in your group, click "Add New Subject" to create a brand new discussion in the group. You can also enter an existing discussion and click "Add to Discussion" to add your message.

SPECIAL NOTES: Collaborative Tools is a private system, meaning only the people invited to join will have access. Also, keep in mind that once you add someone to your roster, they will have access to all of the messages and documents in the group!

If you have any comments about or need assistance with the system, please use IT Help.

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