Administrator (of a sphere)
This is a sphere member who has the right to invite people, accept invitations and configure the sphere.
Learn more about managing spheres
This is the image that represents you. You can modify it for each individual sphere.
Badges can be created by managers, as a way to show appreciation for members of their organization. Members can decide which spheres they want to display their badges in.
Banner (in a sphere)
A display area at the top of your sphere. You can place a static message here, that will be visible to all members.
Charter (for a sphere or an organization)
This is a document which outlines the specific rules for an organization or a sphere. It must be accepted in order to access the content.
The CMS (Content Management System) allows you to intergate static pages of content on the public portal (website) and/or the internal portal (intranet) of an organization.
This is the full listing of sphere members. It can be displayed as a list of names or photos.
This is your homepage, the page that appears when you first connect to Whaller.
External Portal (public homepage)
This is a public presentation page for an organization.
Federations are a way to arrange organizations (which contain spheres) in an arborescent manner.
This is a named set of sphere members. You can send a message to them (without tagging each person individually) by typing "@@" followed by the name of the group.
This is a type of message that lets you propose an idea to sphere members.
This page lets you view all the spheres in an organization, and eventually, to ask to join the ones that interest you. It can be personalized with widgets, the CMS, etc.
Manager (of an organization)
This is the person who configures an organization and can accept members.
Learn more about managing organizations
Member (of an organization)
This person belongs to an organization.
Member (of a sphere)
This person belongs to a sphere.
A company, association, school, etc.
This is an element that you can reserve in the resource planning section (ex. meeting room, material, etc.) It's an organizational option.
This is the Whaller boutique, where you'll find plenty of goodies.
Unique to Whaller, this is the space where you can connect and collaborate securely with your communities. There are several types of spheres:
Classic Sphere: The most common type, this brings invited members together if they accept the invitation.
Global Sphere: This sphere contains all members of an organization. Once a sphere is defined as a "global sphere" (on the organization's portal), all organization members will automatically be included, without needing an invitation.
Open Sphere: This is a sphere that you can enter without needing to be invited, as long as you are a member of the organization. This is visible on the portal, so that any interested members can join.
Public Sphere: This type of sphere is open outside of the organization. Someone who is not a member of the organization, but who knows the web address, can enter.
Restricted Sphere: This type of sphere limits writing. Sphere members can only write to the "staff" via private messages. Members of this sphere are anonymous, and cannot see each other. The staff can write a message to all members.
This type of message allows you to ask sphere members to share their opinion on a certain topic.
Tags are keywords that can be attached to a message. You can use them as a filter to find related messages later on.
This is a personal conference room for a sphere.
This is a person outside of the organization, for example, a client or service provider.
To reward your loyalty, Whallies (Whaller's virtual currency) are added to your account, depending on your activity on the site.
The Whallies you accumulate can be used to buy gifts for yourself, or other members.
You can access your Whallies and the Shop by clicking on your avatar in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
This is an element that can be inserted into sphere pages and portals. For example, videos, photos, links, RSS feed, etc.