Exploring Existing Tales

The Tale Dashboard page is the main landing page for Whole Tale. It allows you to browse/search, run, or create tales.

From this page you can:

  • Browse and search for tales that you have created or that have been shared with you or publicly.
  • Create a new tale
  • View, run and stop tales.
  • Delete tales that you own or have edit acces to
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Whole Tale’s main landing page

The Tale Dashboard has four sections:

  • My Tales: Tales you have created
  • Shared with Me: Tales shared with you by other users
  • Public Tales: Tales shared publicly by users of the system
  • Currenty running: Displays if you have any interactive sessions running

My Tales

The My Tales tab displays all tales that you have created or copied. You have edit permission on these tales and can delete them or share them with other users.

Shared with Me

The Shared with Me tab displays all tales that have been shared with you by other users. These may be read-only or editable. If a tale is shared with you read-only, when you attempt to run it a copy will be made and appear under My Tales with the “COPY” indicator.

Public Tales

The Public Tales tab displays all tales that have been shared publicly by users of the system. These are all read-only. If you attempt to run a public tale, a copy will be made and appear under My Tales with the “COPY” indicator.

Currently Running Tales

If you have clicked the Run Tale button for any tales, the Currently Running panel will display. You may have 2 interactive environments running at the same time.

Tale Operations

View Tale

Hover over the Tale card and select View to access a Tale. You can view or edit metadata, files, and run the interactive environment created by the author.

Run Tale

Clicking the Run Tale button on a tale that you own will start the associated interactive environment. On tales shared publicly or with read-only permissions, a copy will first be created.

Stop Tale

Clicking the Stop Tale button will stop the interactive environment.

Delete Tale

To delete a Tale, click the “X” button on the Tale card. You will be prompted to confirm before the Tale is deleted. Note the difference between stopping a tale instance and deleting a tale. Stopping end your interactive session, while deleting will completely remove it from Whole Tale.