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How Do I?

Make My Information Public or Private
Add a Photo to Your Profile
Search the Alumni Directory
Friend Someone (Build your Friends List)
Email or Instant Message a Community Member
Submit a Class Note
Search Class Notes
Creating Photo Albums
Add a Widget
Create a Blog
Creating/Joining/Inviting Friends to Groups
Create a Group
Join Group / Leave Group
Invite Friends to a Group
Add RSS Feed 
Reset Your Password

  

Make My Information Public or Private
  1. On your profile page, select Edit Mode (right under My Info Tab)
  2. Next to each content block, you will see a pencil icon. Click appropriate icon.
  3. Uncheck box next to any information field you don't want displayed on your profile. Check box to display information.

 

Add a Photo to Your Profile

Navigate to your profile within the community. Click on the My Profile tab. 

  1. On the profile page, click Change Photo.
  2. Click Browse to locate the image you want to upload on your local hard drive.
  3. After you have selected the image, click Submit to save the photo. (The photo may require approval by your site administrator.)

 

Search the Alumni Directory

  1. Click on the Directory tab.
  2. Fill in information fields (click on Advanced Search for more options).
  3. Click Search. You will have the option of adding member to your Friends List (see below).

 

Friend Someone (Build your Friends List)

  1. Click on the Directory tab
  2. Enter the name of the person you want to friend and click Search.
  3. Click the Add Member to Friends List icon that is on the row with that person’s name.
  4. A sample email invitation message is displayed.  Customize the email if desired and click Preview.
  5. Select Send to send the invitation.

 

Email or Instant Message a Community Member
  1. Click on the Directory tab.
  2. Enter the name of the person you want to friend and click Search.
  3. Click on the email/instant message icon next to that person's name.

 

Submit a Class Note

  1. There are three options for getting started. 
    • Click Submit Notes from the homepage.
    • On the main Class Notes page, click Add Class Note.
    • Click My Class Notes from the Member menu bar, then Add Class Note.
  2. Note Category:  Select the category from the dropdown box under which your Note should be filed (i.e. class year, births, promotions).
  3. Note Text:  Enter the text for your Note in this area.
  4. Note Photo:  You have the option to include a photo with your Class Note.  Click Browse to locate the image on your computer.  Enter a title for the photo and include a caption if you wish.
  5. I give consent for this Class Note to be published in official print media:  This is a statement giving the organization permission to reprint the Note in print publications (such as newsletters). By default, it is selected.
  6. Click Preview to view your Note before publishing.
  7. Click Submit Note.

 

Search Class Notes

  1. There are two options for searching Class Notes. 
    • Click Search Notes from the homepage.
    • Click Class Notes from the navigation.  Click Search Class Notes.
  2. Select the criterion (a) (i.e., Class of 1997, births) you want to use to search.
  3. Click Search Class Notes.
  4. The Class Notes meeting the criteria will be displayed.

Creating Photo Albums

Creating a photo album will allow you to include a picture on your profile page, as well as to share photos with other members of the Skidmore Connect community.

  1. Go to My Profile.  Click the Photos tab.
  2. In the Create a new Photo Album field, enter a name for the photo album and click Add.
  3. Click Manage Album.
  4. Click Manage Photos.
  5. Click Browse to search for the image you would like to upload.
  6. Select the image and click Upload.
  7. On the next screen you have the option to enter a caption for your photo. Click Finish.

NOTE – The images will need to be approved by a community administrator before they will be visible to the rest of the community.

Add a Widget

Widgets are embedded icons that link to outside social networking sites, i.e. Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

  1. Navigate to your profile within the community.
  2. You will be in Edit Mode by default. (You will need to be in Edit Mode in order to add Widgets to your profile.) 
  3. Make sure you are on the tab you want to add content to. Click Add Content where you want the content added.
  4. Click the Widgets tab.
  5. The Widgets defined by your community administrator will be shown. Click the   by a category to expand it in order to view your options.
    • NOTE - If the widgets within a category have sub-categories you will see a   so you can expand it further. If there is no, then you will simply click on the widget you want.
  6. Click on the widget you want to add to your profile. Complete the required fields on the right side of the page to add the widget.
  7. Click Save.

 

Create a Blog

  1. Click on the My Profile link at the top of the homepage to access your profile page.
  2. Click on the Blogs tab at the top of the page.
  3. Follow the instructions.

 

Creating/Joining/Inviting Friends to Groups

From the homepage, there are a few ways to access the Groups feature:

Select the My Groups link. Or, select My Profile, then click Groups.

 

Create a Group

The member who creates a group will be the Group Owner by default.  Group Owners can add additional owners from the members who join the group.

  1. Click Create a group to add a new group based on your interests.
  2. Enter Group Name, Description and Tags.  (Tags are keywords or descriptors that help other members find the group.)  Select the Privacy Type and add a photo if you wish.
  3. Click Finish to create the group.

NOTE:  Member-created groups start with no members. Other Members will see the group in their Suggested Groups if they have data that matches the tags associated with the group and can then choose to join. 

Join Group / Leave Group - Allows you to join or remove yourself from a group.

  1. Click Join Group / Leave Group.
  2. Click Yes in the confirmation box to confirm.
  3. Subscribe to Emails / Unsubscribe From Emails.
    • Click Subscribe to Emails to receive group emails.
    • Click Unsubscribe from Emails to discontinue receiving group emails.

Invite Friends to a Group

Enter a friend’s name and email address in the pre-populated form to send an invitation to join the group.  Senders can also edit the message as needed. 

  1. Edit the Subject line as needed.
  2. Enter First Name, Last Name and Friend’s Email address.
  3. Click  to send the message to another friend as well.
  4. Edit the Message text as needed.
  5. Click Preview.
  6. Click Send.
  7. Click Close.

 

Add RSS Feed

  1. Navigate to your profile within the community.
  2. You will be in Edit Mode by default. (You will need to be in Edit Mode in order to add RSS Feeds to your profile.)
  3. Make sure you are on the tab you want to add content to. Click Add Content where you want the content added.
  4. Click the RSS Feeds tab.
  5. The RSS Feeds defined by your community administrator will be shown. Click the + by a category to expand it in order to view your options.
    •  NOTE - If the feeds within a category have sub-categories you will see a + so you can expand it further. If there is no +, then you will simply click on the feed you want.
  6. Select the RSS Feed you want to add to your profile.
    • Feed Name:  The Name is predefined, but you can change it if you would like.
    • Feed URL:  The URL is predefined and cannot be changed.
    • Maximum Number of Links:  The maximum number of records/ articles to pull in has also been predefined, but you can change this number.
    • Feed Height:  You can also limit the feed height or leave blank or set it to 0 to allow the system to autofit the text.
    • Show Description: This option allows you to get a short description with the links included in the feed.
    • It is checked by default.
    • Click Save.

Reset Your Password

You will be required to reset your password if you have too many invalid login attempts. A message in red font will appear letting you know that your account has been locked.

  1. Click on the Reset Password link in the message.
  2. Enter the email address that is on file for you in the community.
  3. Click Reset My Password.
    • NOTE - If you share an email address with another member of the community, a drop-down list will appear on the next screen that allows you to pick the account you are resetting the password for.
  4. An email will be sent to you with a link that allows you to reset your password. The email link will be good for 30 minutes.
  5. After clicking the link in the email, you will be taken to the community and placed in a window asking you to enter a password and confirm it.
  6. Click Change Password.
  7. A success message will appear (shown below) that includes a link to login.
  8. Click the Login link in the message shown above. Enter your username and password to login


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