General Discussion
Discussions is designed to inspire more conversation about data-based reports and other content and to organise inbound requests to the data team.
Anyone on the team with "Contributor" access permission can start a discussion, tag other people around the organisation and directly assign collaborators. Everyone else can get involved in the conversation by making comments in the Discussion.
Some of the many benefits of leveraging Discussions include:
  • Allows questions and requests from non-technical stakeholders directly to the data team, and provide feedback on existing analyses.
    • The value here is that the data-science team can react to what the rest of the company needs and also see the result of experiments.
  • Gives your new hires access to a searchable knowledge base with everything they need to know to get started in their new role.
  • Uncovers previously siloed information gleaned from data and data insights.
  • Creates a more data-driven culture by encouraging all stakeholders and teams to contribute to greater business value by making more data-based business decisions.
The feature will become more comprehensive over the next few months with report linking, project tracking, task management integration, and much more...

Starting a Discussion

Starting a discussion on Kyso is super simple. Just navigate to New > New Discussion on the top right-hand corner.
Discussions Page
You will be taken to a simple markdown input form. You need to set a title for the discussion. We recommend you use the title to ask a question. And use the input box below that to expand on this or provide additional necessary information. Note that Markdown styling is supported. You can add in links and images, and soon will be able to attach files.
Create a Discussion
Once you're happy that the discussion or question is clear for your intended readers, click Start a Discussion.

Discussion Features

Now other users can read & learn, and even contribute knowledge.

Commenting and Tagging

Other users can make comment on your discussion. You can also tag your colleagues directly in the comments and they will receive an email notification.

Project Assignment

If there is a request for more information or report as a result of the discussion you can assign someone to let everyone else on the team know that there is work in progress.
Soon, you will be able to link these projects directly to a discussion and track the work.

Resolving Discussions

Team admins and the author of the discussion can mark any discussion answered. This can be changed in the future if they so wish. The discussion will remain open for further activity.

Closing a discussion

Similar to resolving a discussion, only team admins and the person who created the discussion can close it. However, the difference is that once a discussion is closed, any further activity will be disabled unless the discussion is re-opened in the future.