You can share comments and have discussions about Files with other users in Core. All commenting can be found in the Discussion panel in Core. The benefits of commenting and having discussions around assets within the system keeps users from having separate, distanced and insecure email conversations that are disassociated from the assets. Using commenting and discussions within CORE is one of the most valuable features of the system.
The Discussion panel can be accessed in various areas in Core: In File Search, click on the Discussion icon located at the top right of each Asset Group to open the Discussion panel.
In Asset Viewer, click on the Discussion icon located at the top right of the module to open the Discussion panel.
Anatomy of the Discussion Panel
- A Discussion is a thread of comments about a particular file(s).
- New or updated discussions will appear at the top of all previous discussions in the panel.
- Replies/comments to a discussion remain within their discussion topic. Replies/comments can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Replies’ text or by clicking anywhere in the discussion box, which will expand that discussion to show its full comments thread.
Viewing Discussions & Comments
When viewing a File, click on the Discussion icon to open & view comments in the Discussion panel. Select a Discussion you’d like to view by clicking directly on the discussion, and a thread of comments for your selected discussion will open in an expanded discussion menu. Here’s an example of what this comments thread looks like when you click on a discussion.
Viewing Discussion Participants
To see who can view a discussion, click the "Shared with X users" text. You'll be shown a list of who can view and participate in the discussion. You’ll also be able to add or remove users in this list.
Starting a New Discussion
Click the New button to create a new Discussion. A New Discussion menu will open.
Enter the subject of your comment here. This is similar to the Subject field of an email.
Enter one or more other Users to share the Comment with. Begin typing in the field to search for Users.
Type your comment here. This is similar to the body of an email.
If this is set to On, only you and the Recipients will be able to view the discussion. If it's set to Off, the discussion will be public, and anyone with access to the File will be able to view it.
Notify when Viewed
If this is set to On, you will receive an email notification the first time that each of the Recipients views the comment.
Expand New Discussion menu
By clicking on the Expand icon, located at the top right corner of the New Discussion menu, will open an expanded discussion view. This option allows you to view more of your new discussion content.
To add a group of recipients to your new discussion, click on the User Lists icon and this will open a dropdown menu of User Lists for you to choose from. This feature is helpful when you want to share your discussion with many users & instead of entering each user individually, you can select a User List which those users belong to & all those users will be added to your discussion. Number next to each User List lets you know how many users belong to that list.
Replying to a Discussion
Replying to the Initial Comment
When viewing a Discussion, you can reply to the initial Comment. Just type your reply at the bottom and click the button to send it. Everyone who the Discussion is shared with will be able to view your reply.
Replying to another Reply
To reply to another User's reply, and continue the Comment thread, click the Reply button on their comment. Your comment will appear after theirs.