The dashboard is the hub of your Confluence site, providing you with access to information and updates that are important to you. It's also the first thing your new recruits will see, so you need to make a good impression on this one.
You can get to the dashboard from anywhere in Confluence by choosing the site logo at the left of the Confluence header.
The dashboard has a collapsible sidebar that helps you get around:
Watch the action unfold in real time with All updates or check out pages with lots of likes and activity in the Popular feed.
- My Work
Get lightning fast access to your recently created and edited pages in Recently worked on, get back to that page you stumbled across yesterday in Recently viewed, and have mission critical pages on speed dial under Saved for later.
- My Spaces
This is where you can keep links to the spaces that you hop in and out of several times a day.
If you're a Confluence admin you can give the dashboard some personality by adding useful announcements, links, or a photo from your last mission (or office party). The whole right hand column is ready and waiting for you to customize.
- Discover: see what's happening in your site.
- Your work: get work done with recent and useful pages at your fingertips.
- Customize: admins can add useful content to welcome people to the site.
Try clicking one of the spaces on the sidebar, then return to the dashboard by clicking the site logo. Even when your shuttle is spinning out of control, the dashboard is there to orient you.
You'll discover more about the dashboard as you get to know Confluence, but, for now, let's move on to the space directory.