Setting up Jive Ideation

The first step in setting up Ideation is installing the Ideation plugin if it is not already installed. And then you fine-tune Ideation setting for your community.

To set up Jive Ideation:

  1. Verify whether the Ideation plugin is installed. In the Admin Console, go to System > Plugins > Installed Plugins and check if the idea-type-plugin plugin is present in the list.

    If you don't see the plugin, contact Support to obtain a license. Support can also help you find the appropriate plugin to download.

  2. Install the plugin JAR file, as described in Installing Jive Ideation plugin.
  3. Configure Jive Ideation as follows:
    1. Enable the Idea content type for new spaces, as described in Enabling Ideas by default in places.

      Each kind of place — space, group, or project — 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 enabled if they want to support new ideas in that place.

    2. If you've customized permissions for any spaces in which people can create ideas, review how permissions for those spaces are configured.

      For example, you can create overrides for particular users, granting or denying specific permissions for certain content types. In this case, you also need to configure permissions for the Ideas content type. To do that, view permissions configuration for each space you might need to adjust.

      For more information, see Managing space permissions in the Jive 9.x Community Manager Help.

    3. Define the list of stage options that should appear on each idea, as described in Managing idea stages.
    4. If required, provide custom fields to capture information about each that is relevant to your community, as described in Managing custom fields.
    5. Set the number of points that votes are worth, as described in Configuring point scoring.