Remember the good old days when the paperboy delivered the newspaper to your door, or at least someone's door in a movie? 🗞 The wish for convenience transcends epochs, such as the need to have pressing news be delivered to you at little to no effort, and that’s what our new Inbox does for you: it delivers relevant content to you in one single location, regularly updated! 📰 🤩 If you're intrigued, just keep reading!
⚠️ Disclaimer: This is a beta version and more development is on the way. If you have any comments or suggestions, send them our way so we can further improve this tool based on your needs! 😃 Also, if you don't yet have the Inbox, we expect to roll it out to all customers in the next couple of weeks; it'll take longer for customers with access scopes.
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What’s the inbox and what information can I find there?
The Inbox is a brand new area in FULL FABRIC that automatically aggregates content from all over the portal in one place, in real-time.📍 As a tool, it lets you quickly browse through the latest updates related to your work, thus providing a convenient way to monitor and manage your Emails, Tasks, Events, Applications and Forms:
The Inbox collects and displays information that's pertinent to you, i.e., applications to classes that you're the owner of, tasks under your responsibility and emails exchanged with you. Consequently, different users will view different things – or cards, as they are called. 👩🏻💻👨💻 On the other hand, staff is equally notified of event registrations and form submissions, regardless of who the author is.
The Inbox can be found on the left sidebar; it's the second item on the menu, right below Home:
Please note that the Inbox is not an email client. For one, it retrieves information from a variety of sources to give you all the latest scoops, and, second, it's interactively very distinct, as we'll show you next.
What can I do in the Inbox?
As mentioned before, the Inbox is a content aggregator. It connects to multiple modules in FULL FABRIC, and as you cycle through the tabs, every page is an adapted and concise version of the original area for your perusal:
When it comes to Emails, Events, Applications and Forms, cards are accompanied by a shortcut – View email, View submission, View application and View submission again, respectively –, to whisk you to the corresponding object. So, for instance, hitting View submission under Forms would redirect you to the exact submission at hand, like so:
Since Tasks is a more straight-forward feature, so is its relationship with the Inbox, in that you can actually directly mark it as completed by tapping Complete task:
In addition, you can also Edit or Delete it by clicking the vertical ellipsis.
Moving to the last tab, Archived, this is a repository of past cards that you want to keep forever (or at least indefinitely), but not on your main view, particularly useful to prevent clutter and keep you focused on fresh stuff. Minus for Tasks, every tab has an Archive function, accessible through the vertical ellipsis button:
Once a card is archived, it's promptly moved under the homonymous tab:
There, you can just as easily Restore it, as pictured above.
Privacy and access scopes
If a certain staff role in FULL FABRIC has limited permissions forbidding access to one or more areas – say, Events, for example –, access will likewise be denied in the Inbox. 🚷
As for access scopes, they're currently unsupported by the Inbox. However, we're working on extending support soon, so stay tuned. 😉
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PUBLISHED: June 30, 2020
LAST UPDATED: July 7, 2020 at 4:23 p.m.