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Categorizing Content

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Group Vocabulary

Earlier versions of Commons used the concept of free-tagging to allow users to tag content. Though convenient in some cases, the inconsistencies in spelling, letter case and terminology often made tagging more frustrating than useful.

To deal with these issues, Commons now employs the concept of vocabularies and taxonomy terms to provide the group organizer control over the availability and usage of tags to encourage re-use and consistency in support of an easier searching experience. A group vocabulary is created and linked to the group when it is created. The group organizer can add terms to the vocabulary for use in categorizing group content. Users can easily apply a tag to content by selecting it from a list of available terms.

Managing Taxonomy Terms

A group organizer can navigate to the 'Administer Group' tab on the group's home page and click on the taxonomy link. This will bring them to the taxonomy landing page:

Taxonomy

Listing and Re-arranging Existing Terms

Listing the terms provides you with a list of terms that can be dragged into the desired order.

Taxonomy Terms

Adding New Terms

Choosing to add a term from either the landing page or the list will bring to this simple form.

Adding taxonomy terms

Expanding the 'Relations' field group will provide you with some additional options. Parent and weight affect the display order of the terms. You can nest vocabularies into sub-vocabularies by assigning a parent to a new term. For example, you might have an umbrella term for the 'Connecticut State Colleges and Universities' and then a set of sub-terms describing each agency. The vocabulary term for 'Manchester CC' would thus have a parent of 'Connecticut State Colleges and Universities'. It is usually simplest to arrange your terms in alphabetical order from the list page.