Basecamp is a project management workspace accessible to anyone at the SUNY Library Consortium. It helps keep all the relevant information about a project or a team effort in one place.
SUNY/SLC Headquarters (HQ) is a place for SUNY-wide communication and information. Messages here reach everyone at SUNY who's participating in Basecamp.
Teams are where people in similar roles share things with each other and stay coordinated, such as the Project Management Team and Training Team. Communication within these teams reach only the team members.
Projects are places to coordinate every aspect of a specific project, including task lists, shared files, discussion boards, and more.
To review: HQ is for everyone, teams are groups of people, and projects are groups of work.
Along the top are navigation for your account in Basecamp.
Home: Your account home page. This includes SUNY/SLC HQ, and also any other Projects or Teams you have been added to.
Pings: Personal messages sent through Basecamp to you from other SUNY staff.
Hey!: Message Board or Campfire notifications, including any comment threads that you've subscribed to.
Activity: Any activity in Basecamp; you can see all of it or just what a particular person has posted publicly.
My Stuff: Mostly used for Project or Team work; helps you see assignments, to-dos, schedule, etc.
Find: Search Basecamp for people, posts, documents, and more.
Search in Basecamp is a little clunky, but there is a method to it.
Here are a few examples:
In the SUNY/SLC Headquarters, there are four sections: