Jive is a place where you can build your network, come together as a team, share files,
collaborate on documents, and get answers fast.
The first thing you should do is jump in and start asking, or answering, questions! The group
you belong to looks forward to hearing your ideas, and they need your expertise to get work
done. Think of the group as a 24-hour hotline where you can communicate your concerns and give
your opinion. Just start writing documents and get input from all the experts without taking
notes or sifting through long email chains.
Open your Inbox
Your Inbox shows the activity that's most you-centric—the information that's
sent directly to you and has your name on it. This automatically includes @mentions, replies
to discussions you're participating in, content people share with you, your latest acclaim,
new follower notifications, and direct messages.
Use the following tips and tricks to get the most out of the Inbox:
You can follow content items in your Inbox even if you haven't yet or don't
want to participate directly. From any of your streams, just click the content item, and
then select Actions > Follow > Inbox > Done. All updates and replies to that item will now flow into your Inbox.
Use the Filter drop-down menu in Inbox to sort the view to @mentions,
messages, notifications, or shares.
Click the Jane Doe box and enter a user's name to filter by participant. You'll see only the items that include this
person as a participant.
Manage your unread communications and follow-ups using the blue dot toggle next to messages
you haven't read yet and clicking Unread Only to see only the messages
marked with the blue dot.
When you click the Split View icon in the top right of the Inbox
stream and then select a message, you'll see the content of the message in the lower pane and
the list of messages in the upper pane.
Get rid of activity on any item that no longer interests you by clicking
Hide new activity in the lower pane of the split-pane view. The
current activity stays in your Inbox, but you'll see no more update alerts for that item.
(Click Start following in Inbox to restore Inbox notifications for
Discover documents, questions, and discussions, and then comment and
Exchange ideas when you participate in discussions, questions, and documents:
Commenting is as simple as clicking Add a Comment or
Reply at the bottom of a document, blog post, question,
or discussion. You can reply to an individual message in a thread or to the original
post. Everyone reading the thread will see your response.
Documents have owners who control whether you can change the content of the
document, comment on it, or even see it. You may be able to see documents that you
don't have permission to comment on or participate in. If you think you should be able
to comment on a document and you can't, contact the author and ask for permission.
If you can edit a document, you'll see Edit near the Actions
A comment or reply may have a badge showing Decision, Action Item, or Success. These badges
help you avoid endless discussion and quickly determine the state or outcome of the
conversation. To learn more about this feature, be sure to read Using the Marking Feature.
Comments and replies may also be Liked or marked Helpful. These are tallied for
reporting activity in places, or the entire community.
A badge shows others how helpful someone has been to you. To give someone a
badge, just go to their profile page and click Actions > Give Badge.
Use an Attention stream
You'll see streams on the News page and
on the Activity page of any place. Streams are updated when someone
creates a document, replies to a blog post, posts a status update, and so on.