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VNCchannels Overview

Updated till 1.4 version

VNCchannels is your place to store data, to search and retrieve information and to generate knowledge – collaboratively!

Definition:

A Channel is a container for various topics enabling the management of users, access, permissions and subscriptions. A Topic is a post in a Channel with varying content, which can be collaborated and commented upon by its members according to their permissions.

With VNCchannels you can create either public channels to include everyone in the workspace or private channels for selected members only to enable private conversations in smaller groups. All your content including text, files, images, videos and more finds its place in persistent channels organized by topic and tags.

There are 2 roles in a channel: Participant and Moderator.

Participant can:

  • copy and send a channel link;
  • subscribe to a channel and unsubscribe from a channel;
  • mute/unmute a channel;
  • pin/unpin a channel;
  • create a topic in a channel;
  • edit a topic;
  • add files to a topic;
  • subscribe to a topic and unsubscribe from a topic;
  • archive and unarchive a topic;
  • delete a topic;
  • mark a topic as read/unread;
  • like a topic;
  • add comments to a topic;
  • forward a topic;
  • copy and send a topic link.

Moderator can:

  • perform all operations that are available for a participant;
  • create a channel;
  • edit a channel information;
  • change a channel type: from public to private and and vice versa;
  • archive and unarchive a channel;
  • delete a channel;
  • add tags to a channel;
  • add users to a channel;
  • remove users from a channel.

VNCchannels provides the following services to the user:

Feature Description
Channels You can create a channel, add topics and participants to the channel. For more information, refer to "Channels" section.
Topics You can create a topic in any channel, add tags, enable or disable comments, upload a file. For more information, refer to "Topics" section.
"Smart link" information You can create a web of information and aggregate knowledge within Channels or Topics. These “smart links” can also be used to link to other VNClagoon components like chat messages from VNCtalk, emails from VNCmail, tasks from VNCtask or tickets from VNCproject.
"Power Search" You can retrieve all information you search via our extremely powerful VNCindex.
Video topics You can add videos super fast in your Channels: you either embed the video with a link (e.g. from Youtube or Vimeo) or upload the video directly as a file, then you add the title and further information such as tags, if you like. For more information, refer to "Create a video topic in a channel" section.
Analysis topics It is a condensation of e.g. research texts, fact finding documents or comprehensive studies and has the goal to deliver a concise version of something, especially a text. For more information, refer to "Create an analysis topic is a channel" section.
Scheduled topics You schedule a date to publish the Topic and cross the “topic” off your todo list. For more information, refer to "Create a text topic in a channel", "Create a video topic in a channel", "Create an analysis topic is a channel" sections.
Favorite channels Channels can now be marked as „Favorites“ to put them on top of the Channel list. This makes it much easier to find and retrieve important information. For more information, refer to "Add a channel to "Favorite" list" section.
Tags and Mentions You can use tags to find all Topics of a certain category and you can mention other users in Topic description field. The mentioned users will be notified. For more information, refer to "Create a text topic in a channel", "Create a video topic in a channel", "Create an analysis topic is a channel" sections.
Related topics You can build Mind Maps with Topics and link them to each other to gather similar but yet different topics. For more information, refer to "Create a text topic in a channel", "Create a video topic in a channel", "Create an analysis topic is a channel" sections.

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