Online Community gives your organization the tools to create private, secure communities with which to drive member interactions, knowledge sharing, and engagement. This article provides an overview of the core modules that are included with your Higher Logic online community.
NOTE: In addition to these core modules, Online Community offers several optional modules that your organization can license to boost community engagement.
- Automation Rules - Automation Rules are a versatile tool that can be configured to trigger a variety of actions. In many ways, they work as "virtual community assistants" that allow you to automate tedious and time-consuming actions that likely need to be performed across your site on a daily, weekly, and/or monthly basis. Ultimately, they enable Community Managers to spend their time and energy focusing on their most important responsibility: Increasing member engagement. See Manage Automation Rules to learn more.
- Blogs - Blog articles can be published at the community and user levels, and made available to the entire site, specific communities, and even externally to users who aren't members of your site. Online Community blogs also provide popular features like tagging articles (making them easier to organize and find) and the ability to rate and post comments to articles that interest you. See Blogs Overview to learn more.
- CMS - The CMS is Online Community's central navigation- and content-management editor. With it, you can manage site navigation, create new pages and update existing ones, add and remove content to and from pages, control content placement, control who can access your pages and content, and hide or remove pages or content. See CMS Overview to learn more.
- Directories - Create a private social network for members to view industry profiles, form communities, and connect with their peers and colleagues. See Directory Overview to learn more.
- Discussions - Discussion forums give your members a place to collaborate, ask questions, provide answers or resources, and discuss the hot topics of the day. See Discussion Forum Overview to learn more.
- Event Calendar - The standard Online Community event product. While it doesn't provide full event registration and management capabilities like Event Manager (the fully featured, separately-licensed version), it's perfect for getting the word out about upcoming events from your organization, and if you're an integrated client, to advertise events from your AMS on your Online Community site. See Event Calendar to learn more.
- Polls - The core "version" of polls enables Super Admins to add polls to their Online Community site Home page and other interior pages (those not associated to a specific community). Polls are easy-to-create, one-question surveys that enable your organization to elicit quick feedback from your audience.
NOTE: If you license the optional Group Manager module, Polls functionality is expanded to allow Community Admins and Super Admins to add polls to their Online Community Home pages as well. See Polls Overview to learn more.
- Resource Libraries - Through Libraries, users can share files, including multimedia, in a socially-enriched environment. Multimedia content can be viewed directly on Library Entry pages, and even embedded on other web pages. You can add Creative Commons licensing notices to Library Entries when uploading copyrighted content. See Resource Libraries Overview to learn more.
- Wiki Glossary - Give your community members ownership of a dictionary to create, edit, and add industry terms, and to help educate each other. See Wiki Glossary to learn more.