access control

The tool that determines who has the right to perform which tasks in which places. See also role-based access control.

accessibility mode

An optimized user interface that facilitates use by assistive devices, such as auditory readers.


A section located at the top of a workspace or folder page that provides a summary view, most likely of the information contained within the item. For example, an accessory can show all of the entries within a folder that are authored by someone designated as a subject-matter expert.

advanced search

Extra search tools that allow you to specify more specific criteria (such as the author of an item, or restricting the search to a portion of the workspace tree).



A file attached to an entry.


The person who created an entry.


A folder that contains a chronological listing of journal entries.

blog archive

A feature of blog folders that allows you to see entries authored in a specific month.

buddy list

A list of people whose presence you want to check and whom you contact frequently.


A folder containing entries for scheduled appointments.


A tool that gathers people’s names. Later, when using a tool that requires names, you can take them from your clipboard.


A reply to an entry.

community tag

A keyword tag applied to an item by the owner of a workspace or folder. Other users of the workspace or folder can perform searches based on community tags.


A set of tools that alter the way item content is presented. There are many types of configuration, ranging from setting allowable views for an item, selecting a color scheme, creating custom entries, and enabling workflow processes.

default view

The configuration of the information you see when you first view a workspace or folder. Some items might be configured to allow alternate views, which you can select.


A set of elements for both the form and view of a workspace, folder, or entry.


A tool used to create definitions or workflow processes.


A folder whose entries are discussion topics and comments about those topics.

e-mail alias

An alternative e-mail address for an e-mail account. To enable e-mail posting into a folder, you must provide an e-mail alias for the one account used to post into all folders in your Novell Teaming installation. Consult with your Novell Teaming site administrator for further assistance; site administrators, consult with the IT person responsible for creating e-mail accounts to create new aliases.

e-mail notification

An e-mail message that Novell Teaming sends indicating new or changed entries in a folder or subfolder.


An item in a folder.

favorites panel

A tool used to save links to workspaces and folders most important to you, providing a method of accessing these places quickly.

file folder

A folder whose entries are configured to highlight an attached file and to facilitate file management.


A setting that limits a folder listing to only the entries that match the filter’s search criteria. For example, you can create a filter that shows only the contents of a folder authored by you or that were created past a certain date.


A container for entries and other folders. Each folder has a type, such as blog, wiki, or calendar, that determines its appearance and features.


An HTML form used to create a workspace, folder, or entry.

global workspace

A workspace that, by default, allows everyone in your organization to participate.


A folder or accessory whose entries indicate who has visited the place.

help mode

A dimmed page and information icons (“i”). When you click on an information icon, Novell Teaming presents a panel of information about that section of the page.


A process by which a workspace or folder automatically uses configuration settings from its parent.

instant message (IM)

A quick communication between teammates, using the Conferencing messaging software.


The portal software within which Novell Teaming runs by default.


An online communication by teammates, using the Conferencing messaging software. Conferencing provides tools that assist with online meetings, such as people designated as running the meeting, a way for participants to “raise their hands,” and a whiteboard.


A folder that, by default, summarizes the status of tasks in a task folder as they relate to meeting project milestones.


A set of tools that you can use to go anyplace within Novell Teaming you want to go. The tools include “My workspace,” “Favorites,” viewing your teams, search, Help, and a workspace tree.


The person who created the workspace, folder, or entry.

parallel workflow process

A set of state transitions that happen at the same time as other state transitions. A state in the main thread initiates the parallel process, and a state later in the main thread can wait for the completion of the parallel thread.


A workspace or folder that contains another workspace or folder. The item contained within the parent is sometimes called its child.


An access role that, generally, by default, allows people to author entries in a folder.


A Web address (URL) for a Novell Teaming workspace, folder, or entry that you can copy, paste, and send to teammates so that they can access a page directly by specifying the address in their web browsers.

personal tag

A keyword tag that you apply to an item, and that only you can see and use.

personal workspace

A workspace that serves as a person’s home page in Novell Teaming, including contact information, pictures, a personal blog, and more.

photo gallery

A folder whose entries are pictures.

portal page

A Web page that can run various applications in sections of its page. For example, Google and Yahoo use portal pages. Sections within a portal page can display the local time, the local weather, your favorite stock quotes, and more.


A section on a portal page. Novell Teaming runs within portlets.


A person’s online status (online, away from the computer, offline, status unknown), represented in Novell Teaming by people icons of certain colors.

project-management workspace

A workspace configured to facilitate the tracking of tasks and completion of complex project work.

role-based access control

A mechanism that controls access by assigning people and groups to roles, and the roles determine the rights assigned to those people. See the online help for a list of Novell Teaming default role definitions.

site administrator

The person or people who have the right to perform any task in the Novell Teaming installation.



A way to track new or changed items in Novell Teaming.


A keyword that anyone can apply to a workspace, folder, or entry to make it easier to find. See also personal tag and community tag.


A folder that, by default, contains entries that track progress in regard to completing an assignment.


An access role that, by default, allows people to participate in a workspace or folder, to do some minor administrative tasks, and to communicate easily with each other.

team workspace

A workspace that restricts participation to teammates.


A set of default configuration settings used to create a new workspace or folder. A template includes at least one definition, access control, and a possible hierarchy of defined items.

type to find

A Novell Teaming tool that uses the characters you have typed so far to present a list of possible choices. This tool is active for text boxes whose values are within a defined set: for example, people, places (workspaces and folders), and tags.


A presentation of an item’s content. For example, you can view a discussion folder in either a list or table format. By default, most folders use one view (calendar folders use a calendar view, blog folders use a blog view, and so on).


An access role that, by default, allows people to read entries and make comments on them, but not create new entries.


The Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol. If your system provides a tool that uses this protocol, it allows you to manage Novell Teaming file and folder entries by using the WebDAV window.


A folder whose entries are authored by all participants.


An online representation of a business process (for example, document review, paid time-off requests, document sign-off, and so on). An entry can have an associated workflow process, which places the entry into various workflow states.

workflow state

A status label for an entry in a workflow process. A state determines who has the right to work with an entry (including who can see it), who needs to be notified, who needs to perform the next task, and which subsequent states are possible.


A container for folders and other workspaces.

workspace tree

A tool that allows you to navigate the hierarchy of workspaces, sub-workspaces, folders, and subfolders within Novell Teaming.