Article What is an application?

An application is a Telligent Community program (not a widget) that members use to manipulate data by creating it, posting it, commenting on it, viewing it, or deleting it. If you think of a group as a neighborhood in the Telligent Community, an application is a city block.  

Note that:

  • When you create a group, Telligent Community creates one of each application type automatically. You can then can remove any of these applications or add additional applications as necessary through the Manage Group contextual panel.
  • A group directly owns the content it creates. For example, a group's blog application owns its blog posts.
  • An application can be moved to another group by changing the group in application configuration.

There are six types of applications in Telligent Community. These types are described below:

Name Description Typical Uses
 Blog 

An application for distributing news or expressing a point of view. 

A location within a member's group where he/she and other authors can distribute news or write commentary on a specific topic or expertise. Readers of the content can often comment on the content. 
 Calendar  Event calendaring.  Used to originate and manipulate calendars and events, activity stream reporting of all calendar and event activity, geocoding (location services), and search. A calendar event can provide an invitation, attendance information, location details, and reservation information.
 Forum  Discussions and/or question and answers.  Discussion threads advocate an opinion or point of view, or start a discussion of a subject. Q&A threads are used to solicit answers or opinions for a question and aim (through the "I have this question too" tool) to build consensus. Q&A posts are answered using replies, suggested answers, and verified answers. 
 Ideation  Idea generation and evaluation. Ideation poses challenges to stimulate idea creation; records idea generation; allows voting and commenting, and provides for idea triage and status notation. 
 Gallery  File upload, comment, and download tool. A gallery is a group location to display files. Nearly any kind of image or document file can be uploaded (including by drag and drop) into the gallery. Members may then comment on the file or download it. 
 Wiki  Content creation, editing, and deletion.  Allows for collaborative or individual content creation (such as reference articles), editing, or deletion. Supports commenting and contains a revision history for comparing document versions. 
 Knowledge Collection  Knowledge content synchronized from a Verint Knowledge Management site. This application is only available in Telligent Community 10.2 or later and requires an active, licensed Verint Knowledge Management 15.3 or higher site.  Once you connect your community to Knowledge Management, you can create knowledge collections to logically display knowledge content within your community.