Shared Workspace (BSCW)

BSCW can be used for document management and for administering and coordinating your projects.

Introduction

The BSCW Shared Workspace System is an efficient tool for collaboration. You can easily coordinate cooperative efforts in BSCW and share documents, calendar events, contacts, tasks and notes.

All students, staff and teachers at Reutlingen University have access to BSCW.

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Take a look at this BSCW Guided Tour or at this list of features.

Configuration

In order to use BSCW you need a university account and a web browser (Firefox, Chrome) with Internet access. Follow this link to log in to BSCW. You can log in with your university user name and password.

First Steps

To edit your personal profile, choose "Options > Profile > Change" from the top menu bar.

In order to upload documents and begin sharing material continue as follows:

  1. Choose "File > New > Folder" in order to create a new folder.
  2. Choose "File > New > Document" to upload a file.
  3. To give others access to a folder simply click the triangular button on the right in the row where the folder appears and choose "Access > Invite Member".
  4. Enter the person's email address in the field on the left, click the +-Symbol and then click OK.

Logging in to BSCW

Open your Web browser and enter the address: https://bscwserv.reutlingen-university.de/bscw/bscw.cgi/

Log in with your university username and password.

Examples

Here are a few examples of what you can do on BSCW:

  • Add folders and documents to share with a group of people
  • Set up a calendar
  • directly open and edit office documents

You will find more example here.