Introduction to Moodboards

A QBank moodboard is basically a public mini-website that can be created on the fly to display a collection of media, if needed during a limited time.

Moodboards are a great function in QBank when working with people within the organization or outside your organization that do not have access to QBank.

Moodboards are not only an "out-" channel but can also be used to import media into QBank from external providers that lack direct access to the system. You can simply create an empty moodboard with upload functionality enabled and send it to a photographer for example. Anything uploaded to the moodboard will be "created" by the creator of the moodboard, end up in the "uploaded" tab, and also added to the moodboard. The creator and any additional e-mails may receive notifications when someone visits the moodboard.

A moodboard may receive a expiry date when created that can be edited or removed at any time. A visitor trying to view a expired moodboard will receive a notification and no media will be displayed. Expired moodboards are still viewable in QBank, and can as mentioned me "un-expired" by updating the expiry date.  A moodboard may also be protected by a PIN-code, and a direct link to the moodboard is required to access it.

The intention of moodboards is not to replace frontends or similar media channels, but to complement them. While a frontend may target a large audience, a moodboard may be meant for one or only a few recipients. A common use case is sharing a few staff image, company logotypes and upcoming product images with a news contact or catalogue creator. A moodboard is also intended to be a temporary channel, unlike frontends. Since media on a moodboard should be considered exposed to the public, it is not recommended to have a lot of open moodboards laying around with a bunch of media in them. It will quickly become hard to keep track of who has access to what, and what is being used where.

When you create a moodboard, you have a series of settings, such as if uploading should be possible, if downloading the original media is possible, etc.  

Additional templates may be created on request to suit a graphical profile or certain functional requirement.