Adding activities

This guide will walk you through adding custom activities to a member in the Orbit web app.

Overview

There are several ways to automatically add activities to members, including through the GitHub integration, Twitter integration, and the API.

But sometimes you just want to add a single one-off activity to a member profile, like when you have a zoom or coffee meeting, they speak at an event on your behalf, or otherwise contribute in a meaningful way.

In those cases, navigate to their profile page ad click Add an activity:

The Add an activity button is available on the member profile page.The Add an activity button is available on the member profile page.

The Add an activity button is available on the member profile page.

Clicking that link will open a dialogue for entering details about the activity.

The Add Activity DialogueThe Add Activity Dialogue

The Add Activity Dialogue

If you have never added an activity of this type before, you first need to create it in your workspace's Activity Types.

Activity fields

A screenshot of an activity with the 4 fields highlighted.A screenshot of an activity with the 4 fields highlighted.

A screenshot of an activity with the 4 fields highlighted.

Refer to the image above to see where these fields appear in the timeline items:

  1. Title (required)
  2. Description
  3. Link Text
  4. Link URL

Importing activities via CSV

It is also possible to import batches of activities via CSV. There is specific documentation available to help you to do this.

Further reading

To learn more about specific types of activities added by Orbit's integrations, as well as the idea of activity weights, please visit this section of our doc.