Noticeboard is a subscription-based news management system that offers editors as well as end-users an intuitive experience writing, commenting, and reading news.
A central feature of the Noticeboard module is the subscription system that ensures that every user will have relevant news in their news feed and only relevant news. What makes this possible is that Noticeboard news are organized in channels and that each user is subscribed to the channels that present news relevant for them.
Visually engaging rich media, as video and images, along with @mention, share functionality, and notifications are tools in the module that can help you lead users’ attention to relevant news.
The flexibility of the module allows you to use it for a variety of news genres:
As an easy tool for news writing that includes all the well known social functionality, the module is apt for so-called peer to peer messages. Informative messages like ‘car keys found in the lobby’ or ‘coffee machine out of order’ can typically be communicated with the Noticeboard module.
In its capacity to target news to audiences, the module is also appropriate to use for department or subject-specific news. E.g. the HR department in the Berlin department could share news with each other that is related to their area of work with the Noticeboard module.
Some organizations even tweak the module a little to use Noticeboard for official corporate edited news.
The main differences between the Noticeboard and Corporate News module are that Noticeboard News doesn’t have own pages but are shown in a dialog, and that end-users with no SharePoint permissions and knowledge can easily write Noticeboard news. Corporate News, on the other hand, doesn’t include the subscription management system that allows you to target news to audiences, but, in return, offers feature-rich news content pages that allow news editors to produce beautiful and engaging news pages.