We know how important it is to be able to keep in touch with your project team -- but sometimes, those email chains grow long, messages can get lost or missed, and project members might not be included on all the relevant discussions. That's why we've made it easy and simple to find and access your project discussions.
Our Discussion tool allows you to message your team members and keep track of your on-going conversations in one place. Located conveniently as a tab in each of your projects, you can share project updates, follow up on tasks, or touch base with your team! With the project discussion board, you can collaborate with your team and stay up to date with a simple click.
Introducing the Discussion tool
The Discussion tab is always located under the title bar of a particular project and is there to help you find and contribute to your project discussions with ease. When there is a new message in a project discussion, the Inbox icon at the top of your screen will be orange.
Every project has a Discussion tab that keeps a single conversation thread. When you send a message using this tool, all your project members will automatically receive it.
Accessing your project discussions is simple. Follow these steps to get started!
Begin by navigating to a created Project. You can use the left sidebar in Keela to either open a pinned Project, or click "Projects" to view all created projects.
Tools within a Project
After accessing your desired Project, you'll notice three tabs in the top-centre of the page: Tasks, Discussion, and FilesWhen you open your project, you will see three tabs under the project title bar:
Click on "Discussion" to open your Project-wide conversations.
Navigating the Discussion tab
The Discussion tab is made up of a few moving parts.
This is located at the top portion of the screen. You will see both new and old messages here.
B) Compose field
This is located under the new and old messages. You will see a text field inviting you to 'Write your message'.
Have files that you need to send to your project members? Click on the 'Attachments' button at the bottom left, under the messaging field, to include files with your message.
You can attach files from your computer or input a URL.
If you include any attachments, they will automatically be added within the 'Files' tab.
Ready to send your message? Click on the 'Send' button at the bottom right, under the messaging field, to share your communication with your project members.
E) Sending toggle
Rather not have to press 'Send' every time you're prepared to share your message? Toggle this setting by moving the toggle. Once enabled, the toggle button will be blue as opposed to grey.
Now, you can send a message by simply pressing the 'Enter' key on your keyboard.
First time? If there are no existing conversations, the screen will invite you to 'Start a conversation'. Keep reading to find out how to start a discussion with your project members.
Communicate with your Project Team
Creating or participating in a Discussion is simple and easy.
If your project doesn't have an on-going discussion and you're the first person there, you can start a new conversation. If your team has already started one, you can contribute.
Start a conversation
Don't see an existing conversation? If your project is new or your team members have not used the Discussion feature just yet, you'll see a screen that invites you to converse with your project members.
Click the 'Start a conversation' button.
Contribute to a new or existing discussion
Whether you've created a new conversation or there's an existing one between your project team members, you'll see a simple screen inviting you to 'Write your message'.
The top part of the screen is where any existing messages and messages that you send will appear. Under this is the message box.
Simply write your message, attach any files you need to send, and you're well on your way!