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Add a Workspace to SAP Work Zone

Create a workspace and add content to it that you can share with other members of your workspace.
You will learn
  • How to create a new workspace
  • How to add content to it and design the layout
LindsayBertLindsay BertSeptember 15, 2022
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Prerequisites

  • You have an environment set up and you can access your SAP Work Zone.
     
    Note that SAP Work Zone is not available in a trial account.

In this tutorial, you’re going to create a workspace where employees who joined the company hackathon challenge, can interact with other members of the workspace, ask questions, and find out all that they need to know.

Note that SAP Work Zone is not available in a trial account.

Closing

  • Step 1
  • Step 2

    Workspaces are the building blocks of SAP Work Zone. You can add pages, content such as widgets, apps, forums and more, and you can invite other members to join.

    1. In your work zone, click Workspaces in the top-level menu, and then click New Workspace.

      Create workspace
    2. Select No Template from the dropdown list of available templates.

      Select template

      You can also select one of SAP’s out-of-the-box templates. In this case, you’ll get a professionally designed overview page with widgets including everything you need to get started quickly. You can then customize the content to suit your needs. For this tutorial you won’t use a template.

    3. Enter this name for your workspace: Employee Innovation Hackathon. If you’re taking part in a workshop, please add your unique identifier to the workspace name like this: <your unique identifier>_Employee Innovation Hackathon.

      Tip: Always use a name that would help users distinguish your workspace from others.

    4. Copy and paste this description for your workspace: Get together and find the answers to your questions about the hackathon!

    5. Select Private.

      Selecting private makes your workspace available to a specific set of members that you’ve invited to the workspace. If you later want to make it public so that everyone in the company can see it, click Edit Workspace Settings at the top of your screen and change the setting to Public.

    6. Click Create.

      New workspace settings

    Your workspace is created.

  • Step 3

    When you create your workspace, you are prompted to define the frequency of email notifications.

    1. Select Daily to get any updates to the workspace every day.

    2. Click Accept to ensure that you’ve joined the workspace.

    Define workspace settings

    You can now start building your workspace.

    Start building a workspace

    Now, let’s add content to the workspace.

  • Step 4

    When you create a new workspace, the header has a dark and light blue background. You can replace this background with your own.

    1. Hover over the background in the workspace header to expose the Edit cover photo button and select Upload Photo.

      New cover photo
    2. Browse for the following image that you downloaded: worspace_header-image.

    3. Reposition your photo to display it as you want, and then click Save.

      Save cover image
  • Step 5

    The Overview page is the home page of a workspace. You can add all types of different content to it - its common to add content which describes the purpose of the workspace and to feature important content.

    1. Click + to add a page tab.

      Add page tab
    2. From the Add New Page screen, select the Overview tile.

      Add overview page
    3. Select the blank layout at the bottom right of the screen and click OK. The Page Designer is now active.

      Select layout
    4. Close the Page Designer Tips page for now.

    5. Enter a title for the Overview page: About the Hackathon.

      Title of overview page
  • Step 6

    In this step, you’ll add two text widgets next to each other in the first row of the page.

    1. Click Add Widget in the first row to open the widget gallery.

      Add widget
    2. Under Standard Tools, select the Text widget.

      Add text widget
    3. Design the Text widget as follows:

      Text Type in the following: Approach our experts with all your questions.
      Font Select the text and change to Arial 14pt.
      Color With the text already selected, choose black from the chart.
      Design text widget
    4. On the right side of the widget that you’ve just added, click the + to add another column.

      Add second widget
    5. Click Add Widget in the second column and select the Text widget.

    6. Design the Text widget as follows:

      Text Type in the following: More Information
      Font Select the text and change to Arial 14pt.
      Color With the text already selected, choose black from the chart.
    7. Click outside of the widget row to see how your page looks so far. This is what your first row looks like:

      Preview of row 1
  • Step 7

    In this step, you’ll add images to the second row.

    1. Click the + under the first row to add a new row.

      Add a second row
    2. In the second row, click Add Widget.

      Add widget to row 2
    3. Under Standard Tools, select the Image widget.

      Add image widget
    4. Click the link in the widget to browse for the image that you saved on your computer: workspace_row2_image 1

      Empty image widget
    5. Click the pencil icon in the top right of the image to edit the image.

      Open image settings
    6. Design the Image widget as follows:

      Caption Carla Grant, IT Expert
      Caption Layout Inline
      Caption Alignment Left
    7. Click OK.

      Define widget settings
    8. On the right side of this widget, click the + to add a new column.

      Add column
    9. Click Add Widget in the new column, select the Image widget, and then click the link in the widget to add this image that you saved on your computer: workspace_row2_image2.

    10. On the top right of the widget that you’ve just added, click the pencil icon.

      Open settings for second image widget
    11. Design the second Image widget as follows and then click OK:

      Caption Michael Hill, ML Expert
      Caption Layout Inline
      Caption Alignment Left
    12. Click + next to the second image widget to open a third column.

      Add another column
    13. Add the following 4 image widgets one under each other in the third column. Keep clicking Add Widget and select an image each time until you’ve added all these images:

      First image workspace_image_with_icon1
      Second image workspace_image_with_icon2
      Third image workspace_image_with_icon3
      Fourth image workspace_image_with_icon4
      Add widget 4 times
    14. Click the Edit widget pencil icon at the top right of the first image widget and design as follows. When you’re done, click OK.

      Caption Real Customer Challenges
      Caption Layout Overlay
      Background Opacity 0%
      Caption Alignment Left
    15. In the same way, design the other 3 images as follows. When you’re done click OK each time:

      Caption Second image: Product Documentation
      Third image: Submission Criteria
      Fourth image: Stay Involved
      Link To Add this link to the second image widget that you named Product Documentation: https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/WZ/Cloud/en-US
      Once you’ve published your site you can click on this image to open the SAP Work Zone documentation product page.
      Caption Layout All images: Overlay
      Background Opacity All images: 0%
      Caption Alignment All images: Left
    16. Click outside of the row to see how your page looks so far:

      First preview
    17. To increase the spacing between this row and the first row, hover over the row to expose the row settings on the right, click Edit row settings. Click the edit row settings icon (cog wheel).

      Edit row
    18. Under Row Padding, add the value 30 pixels in the Top value box and click Save.

      Edit row pixels
  • Step 8

    In this step, you’ll add an Action widget, a Forum widget, and a Feed widget.

    1. Click + at the bottom of the second row to add another row.

      Add the third row
    2. Click Add Widget.

    3. Under the Productivity section, select the Action widget.

      Adding an Action widget enables workspace members to choose from a selection of commonly used action types. In this tutorial, we want the workspace members to ask questions or add ideas.

      Add an action widget
    4. Enter the Widget Title: Add your Hackathon Questions & Ideas.

    5. Uncheck all options except for Ask a Question and Add an Idea. Use the scroller on the right to make sure you uncheck all the other action options. Click OK to add the widget to your overview page.

      Design actions widget

      Now let’s create the Forum widget.

    6. Click the + next to the widget you just created to add another column.

      Add another column
    7. Click Add Widget.

      Add a widget to 2nd column
    8. Under the Content & Documents section, select the Forum widget.

      Adding a Forum widget enables a workspace member to view questions, ideas, and discussions submitted by their workspace members.

      Add a forum widget
    9. Under Maximum Items to Display, move the slider to number 2, change the title to Ask Questions About the Hackathon, and click OK.

      On the overview page, only 2 of the questions, ideas or discussions from the forum will be displayed.

      Design the forum widget

      Now let’s add the Feed widget.

    10. In the same row, directly under the Action widget that you added, click Add Widget.

      Add another widget
    11. Scroll down the widget gallery and under the Productivity section, select the Feed widget.

    12. In the Feed Widget settings screen, change Maximum Items to Display to 2 and click OK.

      Add feed display

      You’ve now added all three widgets.

    13. To increase the spacing between this row and the row above, hover over the row to expose the row settings on the right, click Edit row settings.

      Edit row settings
    14. Under Row Padding, add the value 30pixels in the Top value box and click Save.

    15. Click Save Draft to save a draft version of your overview page.

      Save as draft
  • Step 9

    Apart from the Forum widget, you’re going to add a dedicated Forum page tab. From this page, workspace members can see all the questions, ideas and discussions in the forums that have been created for the workspace.

    1. Click the + next to the Untitled overview page. The name you gave the overview page only displays once you publish the workspace.

      Add new page tab
    2. In the Add New Page screen, under the Content category, select Forums to add the Forums tab to your workspace. The forum page opens displaying all the different forum topics.

      Now ask a question in the forum.

    3. Go back to your workspace overview page by clicking Untitled (temporary name of the overview page) next to the Forum page.

      Go back to overview page
    4. Scroll down to your Actions widget that you added previously and click Ask a question.

      Add new question
    5. Add this question: What time does the hackathon start? Then click Publish so that members will be able to see your question. You’ll get a confirmation message that your question was created.

      Add first questions
    6. Go back to your workspace by using the breadcrumbs at the top.

      Go back to Forums page

    You can see that your question has been added to your overview page as well as to your feed.

    View question
  • Step 10
    1. Make sure to Publish the design of the page and to make your workspace visible to its members. Without doing this, the page is only visible to you.

      Publish workspace

      You can also save as a draft and check your page before you are ready to publish.

    2. In the popup, leave the option checked to Show in Feed Updates and then click Publish.

      By leaving the Show in Feed Updates checked, all workspace members will be informed of your changes. In the future, if the changes you make to your workspace aren’t significant, you can uncheck this option.

      Add to feed

    This is how your workspace looks - note the overview page name that you defined is now visible:

    Final workspace

    What is the difference between a private and a public workspace?

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