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Navigating in My Collaboration Space. The purpose of this job aid is to define collaboration space , identify collaboration tools, and explore possibilities of each tool to increase productivity and empower performance with minimal external support. Collaboration Space Tools.

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Navigating in my collaboration space

Navigating in My Collaboration Space

The purpose of this job aid is to define collaboration space , identify collaboration tools, and explore possibilities of each tool to increase productivity and empower performance with minimal external support.


Collaboration space tools

Collaboration Space Tools

Specific to the School for Family and MWR Learning Management System, also known as the LMS or IMCOM Academy Website:

  • Collaboration is a process where two or more people work together or as group toward a shared goal through discussion, learning, or building consensus

  • Space is a place in the website specific to a group or course to upload, store, search, or post themed information

    Collaboration + Space = Collaboration Space is a place in the LMS where learners collectively work together as a team to share knowledge, experience learning, and build consensus .

What is a Collaboration Space?


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Collaboration Space Tools

Before we move on, here’s a list of tools in a Collaboration Space available to learners:

  • Search

  • Announcements

  • Documents

  • Blog

  • FAQs

  • Directory

  • Calendar

    Tools are accessible and available to learners as long as the course is listed on individual’s transcript. On the next slide we will explore steps on how to select and access a collaboration space .


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Collaboration Space Tools

Let’s go over how to select a collaboration space:

Using a mouse “Hover” over Collaboration Space Tab from the Toolbar Banner

Click “Collaboration Space” from the pick list

A new window will open

Type course name in the “Search” Text box, Click SEARCH button to go to the next window

Note: Course name is required in the search box

Go to Transcript and get the course name or

Contact course instructor or

send email to [email protected] or

Call School for Family and MWR at (210) 466-1050

Don’t know course name?


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Collaboration Space Tools

  • Almost there! Go ahead and…

  • Find and double click to select the course

  • Then from the new window, click “Join” to open collaboration space for the course selected

Disclaimer – information above is/are for the purpose of this job aid only and will differ from results of your search.

One must be enrolled to a course to gain access to the collaboration space

Send email to [email protected] or

Call School for Family and MWR at (210) 466-1031

Can’t see course?


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Collaboration Space Tools

Disclaimer – information below is/are for the purpose of this job aid only and will differ from your screen.

Let’s explore the tools!

Search Icon - performs search within the space

Announcements Icon –

Post important events

Document Icon –

For uploading document

Blog Icon – To post individual ideas, comments or details about a topic in chronological order

FAQs Icon – Search frequently asked questions within the space

Directory Icon – Lists of individuals assigned to the space

Detailed instructions for when to use each tool will be given by course manager.

Calendar Icon – Place to create and schedule events


Quick tips for collaboration space tools

Quick Tips for Collaboration Space Tools

Tool: Documents

How to upload new document?

Apply naming schema in “Title” box

Give detail description in “Description” box

Type key words for the document in “Keywords” box

Click “Create” button on the bottom of the screen

Click “Check In” from the “Summary Column” to make it available to all

Congratulations!!! You are done.

Tool: Documents – Cont’

  • Click icon from the tool menu bar

  • For new documents, click “GO” button to create a new space to upload a document. Check with course instructor for “Document Naming Schema”

  • New window will open to create new document label


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Quick Tips for Collaboration Space Tools

Tool: Blog – Cont’

Tool: Blog

How to create a Blog topic?

Type Topic in “Title” box

Give detail description in “Description” box

Type key words for the document in “Keywords” box

Click “Create” button on the bottom of the screen

Click “Check In” from the “Summary Column” to make it available to all

Congratulations!!! You are done.

  • Click icon from the tool menu bar

  • For new Blog, click “GO” button to create a new space to upload a document. Check with course instructor for “Document Naming Schema”

  • New window will open to create Blog label


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Quick Tips for Collaboration Space Tools

Tool: Calendar

What’s Scheduled?

Tool: Announcement

What’s going on?

Click icon from the tool menu bar

All events will be created by course instructor

Events are available only to members of the space

Request approval from course instructor prior to adding “new” announcement

  • Click icon from the tool menu bar

  • All events will be created by course instructor

  • Events are available only to members of the space

  • Request approval from course instructor prior to adding “new” event


Stay on the right track

Stay on the right track!

Let’s Review:

  • Login to www.imcomacademy.com to access collaboration space

  • Collaboration space is a virtual space to share knowledge, experience learning, and build consensus.

  • Collaboration space has seven tools that add value to learning

  • Check with course instructor before adding new event or announcement

  • Stay on the track….explore, learn, and share!

  • Good Luck…


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