Getting Started with Jive Ideation

With the Jive Ideation module, your community can better manage the ideas that make a difference to the community and its work. This help section describes how to configure and use Jive Ideation.

Getting Set Up

Getting up and running with Jive Ideas is pretty simple. This topic should get you started.

Installing the Plugin

Purchase the Jive Ideation plugin from the Jive website. After you install the Ideation JAR, you'll need to restart Jive for the ideas feature to become available.
Note: This topic assumes that you've purchased the Ideation plugin, and have a license that enables the feature.
To install the Ideation JAR file:
  1. In the admin console, go to System > Plugins > Add Plugin.
  2. Under Install a New Plugin, click Browse, and browse to the Ideation JAR file you received.
  3. After you've chosen the file, click Upload to add the plugin to the community.
  4. Apply a deployment license that enables you to use the feature by going to System > Management > License Information in the admin console. For more about managing licenses, see "Managing the Deployment License" in the core Jive documentation.
  5. Restart the Jive application as described in the administration documentation.

Configuring Basic Settings

Here are a few things you might want to do:
  • Enable the idea content type for places in which ideas should be created. Each kind of place -- space, group, and so on -- can specify what kinds of content are allowed in it. Before people start using ideas, administrators for those places should confirm that the Ideas content type is selected if they want to support new ideas in that place. You should also set the default for new spaces (see Enabling Ideas By Default in Places).
  • If you've customized permissions for any spaces in which people can create ideas, be sure to take a look at how permissions for those spaces are configured. For example, if you've created overrides for particular users, granting or denying certain permissions for certain content types, then you'll want to make sure that permissions for the Ideas content type is what you want it to be. To do that, view permissions configuration for each space you might need to adjust.
  • Define the list of stage options that should appear on each idea. See Managing Idea Stages.
  • Decide whether your ideas should provide custom fields to capture information about each that's relevant to your community. See Managing Custom Fields.
  • Set the number of points that votes are worth. You'll find more information at Configuring Idea Point Scoring.