CommonSpot: How to Use My CommonSpot Tools (Find)

This article will cover the basic features of the three Find tools available.

Description of the three Find tools

Find: use to search for pages, page sets, templates, uploaded documents or registered urls.

Find Images: use to search for images.

Find Multimedia: use to search for multimedia and playlists.


-   From the Tools menu, choose Find, Find Images or Find Multimedia

CommonSpot primary menu bar - Tools menu

-    From the ‘Find’ window, you can do a Quick Find, Advanced Search or Saved Searches.  Note: The fillable fields and criteria for each search vary slightly depending on if you are using Find, Find Image or Find Multimedia.

o   Quick Find:

§  Enter your search criteria, click Search. If needed, click on the Show More link to expand your criteria options.

Find Images window

§  From the Search Results window, choose to take action on any search result or enter different criteria for a new search.

Search Results window

o   Advanced Search: allows you to provide more information about the search, answering specific questions pertaining to the search.

§  Once required criteria is entered, click View Results or click Save to save the search criteria to run at another time.

Advanced Search Window

§  If viewing results, from the Search window, choose to take action on any search result or close out of the window.

Advanced Search Results window

o   Saved Searches: allows you to run existing saved searches or create new saved searches. 

All Saved Searches window



*See related KB article – ‘How to Use My CommonSpot Tools (Saved Searches)’.

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KeywordsCommonSpot, website, tools, find   Doc ID64542
OwnerMatthew G.GroupUW Parkside
Created2016-06-28 16:29:02Updated2021-08-09 09:02:06
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