- Create Tasks Connected to a Project
- Create Standalone Tasks
- Create Personal Task on the Dashboard
- Discussions Inside of Tasks
- Setup Approval Workflows
If you want to keep track of everything that needs to be done for a specific Project, you can create tasks and assign them deadlines and Team Members right within the Project itself. Project-related Tasks will appear on the calendar and be visible to other Team Members depending on their role. If you assign Project-related Tasks to other people, they will get a notification. You can even have a discussion about it right within the task.
Your task menu will appear on the right-hand side of your Project along with your team discussions and contributors.
Click in the New Task field and enter the text of your task. Click +Schedule or +Assign to assign any team member or schedule a due date.
The due date will be relative, meaning that you can select a date based on the publishing of the project (e.g. one day before, a week before.) If a project's scheduled date is moved, task due dates will automatically adjust. You can also select a custom date, which is a hard date.
Each newly created task will be added to the bottom of your task list. Reorder any task by clicking and dragging-and-dropping the selected task.
To sort the tasks, click at the top of the Task section.
Give a task more information with task descriptions. To add a description, open the Advanced Options for the task.
Tip: Enter a description with enough information to make sure your Team Member has zero questions about their upcoming task.
Team Members will be notified of tasks.
Team Members are only notified of a task if it is assigned to them. Task notifications will be sent to the Team Member's email and will show up on their Dashboard.
Standalone Tasks are created directly on the calendar and are visible to other Team Members depending on their role. You can give the task a name and description, select a color label for the task, and assign it to a Team Member as well as give it a deadline. If you assign Standalone Tasks to other people, they will get a notification. You can even have a discussion about it right within the task.
To create a standalone task, click + on the date you would like to schedule the task. Then click Task.
Add scheduled date, description, or assign it to a team member. To delete a task, click .
The task will be added to your calendar on the scheduled date.
You can create Personal Tasks on the CoSchedule Dashboard to suit your needs. They do not need to be tied to a date (like Standalone Tasks) or a Project (like Project-based Tasks).
To create a Personal Task, click +Task in the Tasks Dashboard. Choose a schedule date or leave the task unscheduled. When finished, click Enter on your keyboard.
To delete a Personal Task, mark the task as finished by checking it. The next time you load your Dashboard, the task will be gone.
You can also choose to sort the tasks on your Dashboard, and if you sort by "Calendar", "Marketing Campaign" (if available), or "Content" your Personal Tasks will be grouped together. If you choose to sort by "Due Date" or "None", your Personal Tasks will be mixed in with the other types of tasks but will only have a due date associated with it (if there is one) and not the icons or names that you might see for the other types of tasks in the list.