What are Collaboration Tools?

Collaboration tools allow users to comment on Pages, News Articles, and EDS items details pages in Stacks. Users must authenticate to participate and can read comments, reply to comments, and make comments of their own. Administrators have the ability to approve or decline comments.

Comments in EDS Item Details

Enable Comments for Pages

By default, all patron comments are set to pending unless approved by a staff member.  Comments on pages written by Staff do not require approval. Users will not see comments until they have been approved. Follow the steps below to enable comments for pages.

  1. Navigate to The Comments Settings tile (Dashboard > Collaboration Tools > Comment Settings).
  2. Check the box marked Enable under "Pages"
  3. To allow patron users only to make comments mark the radio button next to the word "Patron" (Optional)
  4. To allow staff (administrator, moderator, editor, contributor) users only to make comments mark the radio button next to the word "staff" (Optional)
  5. To allow both select the radio button corresponding to both (Optional)
  6. Click the SAVE button

Activate Comments for EDS Item Details

By default, all patron comments are set to pending unless approved by a staff member.  Comments on pages written by Staff do not require approval. Users will not see comments until they have been approved. Follow the steps below to enable comments for EDS Item Details.

  1. Navigate to The Comments Settings tile (Dashboard > Collaboration Tools > Comment Settings).
  2. Check the box marked Enable under "EDS".
  3. To allow patron users only to make comments mark the radio button next to the word "Patron" (Optional).
  4. To allow staff (administrator, moderator, editor, contributor) users only to make comments mark the radio button next to the word "staff" (Optional).
  5. To allow both select the radio button corresponding to both (Optional).
  6. Click the SAVE button.

 

Enable Comments for News Articles

By default, all patron comments are set to pending unless approved by a staff member.  Comments on pages written by Staff do not require approval. Users will not see comments until they have been approved. Follow the steps below to enable comments for News Articles.

  1. Navigate to The Comments Settings tile (Dashboard > Collaboration Tools > Comment Settings).
  2. Check the box marked enable under "News Articles".
  3. To allow patron users only to make comments mark the radio button next to the word "Patron" (Optional).
  4. To allow staff (administrator, moderator, editor, contributor) users only to make comments mark the radio button next to the word "staff" (Optional).
  5. To allow both select the radio button corresponding to both (Optional).
  6. Click the SAVE button.

Approve/ Delete Comments

Stacks' treats all "user" comments as ‘pending’ unless expressly approved by a staff member. Staff comments on Pages do not require approval. Where applicable, users will not see comments until they have been approved.

 

To Approve Comments
  1. Navigate to the Comments Tile (Dashboard > Collaboration Tools > Comments)
  2. Click the corresponding "Approve" link in the operations column of the comment you wish to approve.

To Delete a comment:
  1. Navigate to the Comments Tile (Dashboard > Collaboration Tools > Comments)
  2. Click on Delete in the Operations column for comments that need to be deleted.
 

Warning: You will not be asked to confirm delete actions. Deleted items cannot be recovered.

Edit or Reply to a Comment

When looking at the approved comments for a page or item you have the ability to edit, delete or reply.

  1. Click Edit/Reply for the corresponding comment

  1. Enter your reply or edits in the comment field shown
  2. Fill out the anti-spam field
  3. Click "Save"

 

 

 

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