3.3 Organizing Team Workspaces

See also Section 21.0, Managing Workspaces.

3.3.1 Understanding Team Workspaces

When you create your Novell Vibe site, a workspace named Team Workspaces is automatically created.

As the Vibe administrator, you are responsible to determine how team workspaces should be organized. Without guidance, Vibe users will inevitably create chaos under the Team Workspaces directory.

You might want to organize team workspaces to parallel your business organization. If appropriate, you might have a level for geographical areas. You would typically want a level for departmental areas, and perhaps even for projects within departments. In addition, you must decide which Vibe users need what kind of access to which teams. Creating groups, as described in Section 5.2, Creating Groups of Users, facilitates creating teams because you do not need to individually add users to teams.

In the Team Workspaces directory that is automatically created when you install Vibe, you can create other Team Workspace Root workspaces. A Team Workspace Root workspace is designed to contain multiple team workspaces, so use this type of workspace if you want to create additional team workspaces as sub-workspaces to this workspace.

3.3.2 Creating a Team Workspace Root Workspace

After you have planned the hierarchical organization of the team workspaces for your Vibe site, you can start to implement it by creating Team Workspace Root workspaces, as described in Creating and Managing a Team Workspace Root Workspace in the Novell Vibe 3.4 Advanced User Guide.

3.3.3 Creating a Team Workspace

In the Team Workspaces directory, or in the Team Workspace Root workspaces that you have created:

  1. Create each team workspace, as described in Creating a Team Workspace in Getting Started in the Novell Vibe 3.4 User Guide.

  2. Set the access controls on the team workspace, as described in Section 2.2.2, Controlling User Access to Team Workspaces.