WHAT IT IS: Your home page for a selected web group.
HOW TO GET THERE: My Desktop is the first screen you see after logging in. There is a separate My Desktop for each web group you belong to. You can set your default My Desktop by clicking on (make this my default group) under My Account.
HOW IT WORKS: My Desktop (Figure 2-1) provides an at-a-glance summary of the selected web group. The information is arranged into individual "modules" that you can rearrange. Some of the information displayed is specific to you (My Account, Tasks, RSS Newsfeeds, and My Resources) and some of the information is the same for all members of the web group (Calendar, Forums, Newsroom, and Newest Library Files).
Figure 2-1. My Desktop
There are several quick links on My Desktop that allow you to bypass the menu bar:
These quick links are discussed in the relevant sections of this manual.
Depending on your permissions and customization, My Desktop may look different for each of your web groups.
Clicking on (Customize page) at the top of My Desktop (just below the menu bar) opens a screen showing the placement of the modules on My Desktop (Figure 2-2). You can change their placement by dragging them into a new location and then clicking Done. Figure 2-2 shows the Resources module being dragged to the other side of My Desktop.
Figure 2-2. My Desktop: Customizing My Desktop
Depending on your browser, you can also rearrange modules on My Desktop by clicking on the module and dragging it to a new location. Figure 2-3 shows the My Resources module being dragged to the other side of My Desktop.
Figure 2-3. My Desktop: Customizing My Desktop (Windows Users)
All users can rearrange the modules on their own desktop, but only root users and administrators can add or delete modules (discussed in paragraph 5.5) or change the appearance of the desktop.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds are free content feeds that contain headlines, summaries, and links to full-text articles on web sites. All members can switch between RSS feeds using the drop-down menu (Figure 2-4), but only root users and administrators can subscribe to RSS feeds.
Figure 2-4. My Desktop: Changing RSS News Feeds
To subscribe to an RSS news feed:
Figure 2-5. My Desktop: Edit RSS News Feeds (Root Users and Administrators)
Figure 2-6. My Desktop: Editing RSS News Feeds: Joining an Existing Subscription (Root Users and Administrators)
Figure 2-7. My Desktop: Editing RSS News Feeds: Creating a New Subscription (Root Users and Administrators)
Figure 2-8. My Desktop: Editing RSS News Feeds: Current RSS Subscriptions (Root Users and Administrators)
Figure 2-9. My Desktop: RSS News Feeds: New Subscription
To unsubscribe from an RSS news feed:
Figure 2-10. My Desktop: Edit RSS News Feeds (Root Users and Administrators)
Figure 2-11. My Desktop: Unsubscribing from an RSS News Feed (Root Users and Administrators)