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What are some fun ways to use Confluence?

 Confluence offers a wide variety of options that allow you to customize your posts and profile. Below is a list of ways that you can personalize your Confluence experience. 

  • You can create a profile with a fun profile picture.
  1. Click on your NAME in the upper right hand corner of the tool bar next to the Search Box
  2. Click the down arrow and select Preferences. The Profile Page should appear.
  3. Select the Edit Profile tab. A new screen should appear.
  4. On the left hand side of the screen there will be a box labeled Your Profile, select Profile Picture.
  5. A new screen will appear. On this screen, you can change your Profile Picture using your own pictures or by using pre-existing icons 
  • You can use emotions. (wink)
  1. When typing a message, select the *Rich Text tab on the Tool Bar.
  2. Click on the . A small box will appear with smiley faces and other symbols.
  3. Click on the one that you want to add to the page.  
  • You can add extra information about yourself to let others know more about you.
    1. Click on your NAME in the upper right hand corner of the tool bar next to the Search Box.
    2. Click the down arrow and select Preferences. The profile page should appear.
    3. Select the Edit Profile tab. A new screen should appear.
    4. Type your information in the box labeled Information About Me.
  • You can add pictures, videos, Word documents, and other files onto your posts.
    1. Go to the Tool Bar.
    2. Select  to insert a link. Select  to insert other images.  
       
  • You can make changes to the interface such as changes in color, size, boldness, etc. to give your posts more aesthetics.
  • You can add people to your favorites list. 
    1. Click on Browse in the upper right hand corner of the Tool Bar next to your NAME.
    2. Click the down arrow and select People Directory.
    3. To add someone to you favorites, click the  next to their name and profile picture.
  • You can blog.
  • Confluence allows for administrator preferences. 1

What are some unique ways to use Confluence?

Confluence is a newer program and much of its potential is still unknown. Below are a few examples of how Confluence can be used in unique ways. 

  • You can use Confluence as a place to upload files for others to see.
  • You can incorporate Confluence into business, education, and personal uses
  • You can use Confluence as a discussion tool.

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References:

[1] Customize Confluence. Retrieved November 18, 2008, from Atlassian.com Web site: http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/wiki.jsp#customizeConfluence

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3 Comments

  1. Unknown User (hmparker)

    Great job! Thanks for meeting the deadline!

    Hope

  2. Unknown User (jcaldero)

    It would be useful if you guys could explain how to use all these unique ways!!!! I'm constantly looking at your page because I know this can help all the groups that are working on this wiki. You guys are doing a great job so far!

    1. Unknown User (agale)

      Ok, thanks. I will work on adding some more information today.