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Adding apps to increase capabilities

Add apps to your community so that members can benefit from them.

What are apps?

"App" is just a shorthand name for software application. The following apps are available to add to your community:

App Allows community members to...
Activities Create activities for sharing resources, assigning tasks, and organizing projects.
Blog Write and comment on blog posts.
Bookmarks Post relevant bookmarks to the community.
Events Schedule meetings and events and share information about them.
Feeds Subscribe to feeds that are of interest to the community.
Files Upload and share files and folders.
Forums An area where members can ask questions and discuss topics of interest to the community.
Ideation Blog A special type of blog that allows members to post ideas and vote on other people's ideas.
Gallery A showcase for community files. The gallery supports many file types, for example: images, videos, and office files.
Members Displays the existing membership of the community.
Recent Updates Keep up-to-date on news stories and status updates on your community.
Related Communities Links to other communities that might be doing work of interest to your community.
Rich Content Create rich content pages; including text, links, images, and more.
SharePoint Library Access SharePoint files with ease.Note: Available only when the Microsoft SharePoint app is enabled for your Connections deployment. For more information, see Adding the SharePoint app to a community.
Status Updates Post messages to your community and view posts by community members.
Subcommunities See and go to subcommunities that are contained in the parent community.
Tags Displays the existing tag in your community.
Widget Palette Add apps with one-click and change the layout of the Highlights page.
Wiki Share information and resources with fellow members, and collaborate on projects.

Adding apps to your community

With Owner access, you can add one or multiple apps to your community.

Tip: Typically, there's a single instance of each app to a community, but you can have multiple instances of the Gallery and Rich Content apps.

  1. From the navigation bar, click Communities and select the community that you want to customize.
  2. Click Community Actions and select Add Apps from the list.
  3. Click the app name or the plus icon Add app icon next to the app that you want to add to your community.

Once complete, the added app shows in the community only when the landing page is switched from Highlights to Overview. If you'd like to feature apps on the Highlights page, refer to Adding apps and widgets to the Highlights page.

  • Adding the SharePoint app to a community
    In organizations where the HCL Connections for Microsoft SharePoint app is enabled, community owners can add the app to their community so that members can access SharePoint files from there.

Parent topic:Keeping your apps contemporary