Discussion & Collaboration Tools in Basecamp 2

Basecamp 2    |    Intermediate
  • 9 videos | 49m 58s
Projects are implemented by teams, and communication is crucial to a successful outcome. Explore discussion and collaboration tools in Basecamp.


  • Contribute to a basecamp project via email
    Start a project discussion in basecamp
    Discuss items in basecamp projects
    Create a text document in basecamp
    Edit an existing text document in basecamp projects
  • Share and upload files to a basecamp project
    Share a link to a google document in a basecamp project
    Customize client accounts in a basecamp project
    Loop outside participants into specific basecamp uploads or comments via email


  • 6m 40s
    If you are away from your desk or do not have time to log in to your Basecamp platform but still want to contribute to your project, you can use the email feature. All you need is an email account and the special Basecamp email address, and you can add documents, discussions and even to-dos to your active projects. FREE ACCESS
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    When it comes to delivering a project successfully, discussion is key. In Basecamp, users can create project-based discussions and specific, item-related discussions. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Discussing an item in Basecamp 2
    4m 35s
    Anything you add to your Basecamp project can be discussed. If you upload a file, create a new text document, or add a to-do, you and your team members can add comments to make sure everyone is on the same page and knows what they are doing. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Creating a text document in Basecamp 2
    5m 16s
    Basecamp can be used to create and store text documents online. This is very useful for brainstorming notes or working on a project text for publication. It is also a great collaborative tool, as multiple users can contribute and work on the same file. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Editing an existing text document in Basecamp 2
    5m 15s
    Once a text document has been created, team members can return to it and edit at any time. This allows users to work on a document gradually and make their own contributions whenever they want. The text document system does not, however, allow for real-time, multi-user editing, so if someone else is editing the document, other team members are advised to wait until the active user has finalized their changes. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Sharing files in Basecamp 2
    5m 17s
    Team members and managers can use Basecamp to organize and centralize all the assets that might be needed for a particular project. Users can upload documents, presentations, images, and even zip folders to Basecamp. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Sharing a Google document via Basecamp 2
    6m 31s
    If you use Google Drive to store your documents online, you can share these files directly from your Google account to Basecamp. This avoids you having to upload a copy of a file that you have already created online. Basecamp manages this action by leaving the file on Google's servers and simply storing a link that you have authorized for sharing with other users. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Working with a client on Basecamp 2
    5m 52s
    When using Basecamp to work with a client or outside consultant, you can adjust exactly what they have access to by activating the client mode. This allows you to hide any discussions, to-dos or documents that you do not want to share with certain individuals, and ensures that they only see what you want them to see. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Looping someone into the discussion in Basecamp 2
    4m 25s
    If you are uploading a file or participating in a discussion on Basecamp, you can use email to share your contribution with users outside of Basecamp. This is a very good way of involving users in certain tasks or conversations, without giving them full access to anything else in the project. FREE ACCESS