Personal objects

In BSCW, every user has direct access to a number of personal objects, the icons of which are shown in the instant access bar in the upper right-hand corner of the Web-based user inter­face. The instant access bar is present in each of your folder pages.

The personal objects cannot be shared with other users of your BSCW server.

home  Home folder

  Personal portal

my ommunities  Communities

clipboard  Clipboard

trash  Trash

address book  Address book

calendar  Calendar

bookmarks  Bookmarks

  Task list

briefcase  Briefcase

home  Your home folder is your personal workspace, which may only be accessed by yourself and which contains all folders that you have created and all workspaces where you have been invited as a member. When you click your home folder icon from within other personal ob­jects, you return to the workspace that you viewed last; clicking again on the home folder icon brings you indeed to your home folder.

  Your personal portal for BSCW can show the contents of important workspaces, an over­view of recent BSCW events and current appointments from your BSCW calendar. Your portal is configured by yourself. You can also include external programs to show you the latest news or the current weather forecast, to connect you to communication services or to let you find an address on a map.

my communities  The listing of your community workspaces contains all such workspaces with commu­nities where you are a member. Communities allow workspace access for large groups of users equipped with equal access rights keeping performance independent of community size; they also offer self-organized platforms for users with similar interests.

address book  The address book is mainly used to invite new members to your workspaces.

calendar  The calendar helps you manage your appointments. In addition to this personal calen­dar, BSCW offers group calendars to support cooperation in arbitrary workspaces. These group calendars are stored in the respective workspaces.

bookmarks  Bookmarks offer quick access to important objects. This personal data area contains those bookmarks that you have collected.

  This personal data area contains the tasks that you are to carry out (includes proper tasks and tasks in flow folders). The icon changes its appearance if there are tasks for you to carry out.

briefcase  The briefcase contains documents you want to have synchronized with their counter­parts on your local computer.

Clipboard and trash are described in more detail in the following two subsections.


Personal portal