When you use @mentioning, you alert people, places, and content that you’re talking about them. A notification of this activity flows into the Activity stream. The person or person's content you @mention will also show up in their Inbox, where they will be directly notified of the mention. You can use @mentioning in status updates, direct messages, discussions, documents, blogs, and comments on content.
@mentioning also livens up and offers quick links for student users. For example, when answering a student question, you may want to direct them to a specific person, place, document, or discussion. See the example below: Everywhere you see a link, @mentioning has been applied:
As you can see, the @mentions make the response more collaborative and interesting, thus encouraging the end user to click. Try to use @mentioning wherever possible in SALT Central.
How to @mention:
- In any piece of content, status update, or comment, type the “@” symbol (or click the “@” icon if it is available) and start typing a person’s name, the title of a space, or piece of content you want to bring visibility to. A search dialog opens and suggests possible matches.
- Use an underscore “_” as a space to search for names or titles with multiple words. For example @David_B would match the Davids whose last names begin with “B.” Your picker will include documents, discussions, and places, as well as people. Keep typing to narrow the choices further.
- Select the correct match from the list. The new link shows up in your content.
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