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Using SERC Workspaces

SERC Workspaces are wiki-like areas on the web where groups can collaboratively edit web pages and share documents.


Visit the Workspace and Create an Account

Screenshot of Login Screen
When you start using a SERC workspace you'll be provided with the url of the workspace (or more precisely with the url for a particular page in the workspace). If the workspace is private (see below) you'll immediately be asked to login to gain access. If you have yet to create an account with SERC you'll need to follow the 'Create New Account' link. In order to gain access to the workspace be sure to create your account using exactly the same email address that the person managing the project would have used to set up access. Once you've created the account you should be able to return to the workspace url and see the pages. If the workspace is public you'll be to view it immediately, but when you want to make changes or upload files you'll need to login (creating an account beforehand if you don't have one already). The interface should guide you through this process.


The Editing Controls are in the upper right corner of the page.

Screenshot of Workspace Sidebar
Each workspace page has editing controls in a pink box in the upper right corner of the page. Clicking this box will expand it to reveal either a login area or (if you've already logged in) a series of options for making edits.

Uploaded Files are in the File Archive and can be embedded directly in any page.

At the bottom of the right side is a link to the File Archive. This page lists all the files and images that have been uploaded in the workspace. In addition this page also shows the tags needed to embed that particular file or image within any of the other workspace pages (e.g. [file 11006]).

Workspaces can be Public or Private.

Depending on how the workspace was set up it may be either public or private.
If additional people need access to your workspace you'll need to provide their email addresses to the person managing the workspace.

Workspaces are Built on the Same Tools as the rest of the SERC CMS.

You can explore the rest of the documentation here to get more detail about the SERC CMS and how it functions. Most of these ideas and additional formatting tags apply equally to workspaces. The two major differences between Workspaces and other areas on the SERC site are:

You can learn more about the rest of the CMS in the pages that follow.

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