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Confluence Basics

Confluence Basics

This Atlassian Confluence Basics Training course explains how WIKI products in general, and Confluence in particular, help organizations to collaborate and share vital information. Users will benefit from understanding the commands and customization options available to a typical user. The course materials draw extensively from practical scenarios in which Confluence can be used. Click here to expand.

Course Length

The course lasts a full day (up to 8 hours) and comprises of 6 Modules each with a lab exercise. Available in classroom an virtual format.

Lab Environments

The lab environment (an instance of Confluence) gives users a practical working area to engage with. This enables them to benefit from seeing Confluence in action with real world settings and examples, translating the theory from the course into practical knowledge.


Basic knowledge of Windows/internet browser interfaces. No previous Confluence experience is required

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to WIKIs

• What is a Wiki? • Important Wiki features (The Good & Bad) • How to approach a Wiki • A brief introduction to Atlassian Confluence ________________________________________ Lab Exercise: Introduction to Wikis and Confluence Thinking through WIKI Usage Scenarios (Team exercise)

Module 2: Confluence Layout and Navigation

• The Confluence interface • The Dashboard • Login & Sign Up • Confluence structure • Permissions overview • Global • Space • Menus • The Browse menu • The People directory • The User menu • The Search menu and searching ________________________________________ Lab Exercises: Confluence Layout and Navigation Public Sign up and Login, Searching and Browsing for items related to a proposed workshop

Module 3: Creating Page Content

• Create pages • Edit pages using the Text Editor • Change page layouts • Create a Table • Add Images & Attachments • Create a Template ________________________________________ Lab Exercises: Creating Page Content Using a template to create a workshop presentation page Creating additional content related to the proposal

Module 4: Supporting Pages

• Making Comments • Labels • Attachments • Page Locations & Restrictions • Browse menu basics ________________________________________ Lab Exercises: Supporting Pages, Labeling pages, Working with attachments, Moving pages

Module 5: Simple Confluence Macros

• Introduction to Macros • Text Formatting Macros • HTML Macro • Space Macros ________________________________________ Lab Exercises: Simple Confluence Macros, Exploring the color, quote, code and panel macros, Exploring more macros

Module 6: Collaboration

• Watches • Favorites • Drafts • Following Users • Sharing a page & @mentions • Likes • Dashboards – Network & Popular Content • Page Information & History • Notifications ________________________________________ Lab Exercises: Collaboration, Setting up Favorites Sharing a page and using @mentions, Following a user and liking a page, Using your network, Viewing Page, Information, Blogging your experiences
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