Using this site

 

Joining the Network

User dashboard - My Home

Account administration - My Account

Colleagues - connecting with other members

Groups

Forums

Events

Searching the Network


Joining the Network

Registration

To register for the Network click the register link on the login or home page. Once you are on the registration page enter the required information in the form. Click that you accept the terms and conditions box and then the submit button. Once your account is approved you will receive a confirmation email and be granted access into the Network.

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Logging in

To log in to the Network enter the email address that you created the account with along with the password you created and select "login". If you forgot your password you can reset it by clicking forgot password which will send a new password to your email address.

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User dashboard - My Home

Adding a user profile photo

To change your profile photo click change profile photo on the My Home page. You can click make primary photo upon upload or select an existing photo as your primary photo.

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Posting a status update

Your user status lets you tell Network members what you are working on or who you are looking to connect with. Your status will show up on your profile and on members' My Home page. To change your status click inside the status box, type in your update and click save.

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Recent activity

The recent activity box shows you the latest activities that you and Network members have participated in. You can click on the user and content links inside of the recent activity box as well as view previous updates.

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Site wide message center

The my messages block shows your outstanding colleague requests and new messages in the internal inbox. This inbox is only for messages sent within the site and does not email your external email address unless you have message notifications turned on. The message center also includes your watch list settings which allows you to subscribe to the latest updates in groups or forums you are monitoring.

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Bookmarking content

The bookmarks area on My Home page gives you a way to quickly get to specific content items on the site that you have bookmarked. You can bookmark items including forum topics, posts and groups.

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Voting on polls

You can vote on the latest poll topic by selecting your choice and clicking “Vote”. Once you have voted you can see the totals for all users that have participated in the poll.

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Viewing your colleagues

The colleagues area provides a link to visit your colleague profiles. It also shows you the total number of colleagues that you have.

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Account administration - My Account

Managing account information

In the edit my account area you can update the main account details for your account including first name, last name, email address and password.

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Privacy settings

The privacy settings tab in the my account area gives you control over who can see your content. There are three settings for each area that can be applied: colleagues only, everybody and nobody. The areas that you can control privacy for are profile comments, profile information and all content. You can also restrict access to limit the ability for other users to send you a private message.

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Email notifications

The email notifications tabs allows you to control what areas of the platform send you an external email when there are updates to content you uploaded or are participating in. You can also unsubscribe from all site notifications in this area.

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Managing your colleagues

The colleagues page allows you to view, remove and accept colleagues from the Network. If you have any pending colleague requests you can select one of the following options: “Accept” to add them, "Decline" to not add them and "No Action" to leave them as a pending request.

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Site wide messages - your inbox

The site inbox or private system messages allows you to communicate privately with other users on the site. Within the Inbox you can open and read a messages by clicking on the subject header of each message. You can also delete a message, click check box and then click “Delete Selected”. To view sender’s information profile click the user name.

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Invite others to the Network

Use the invite page to invite colleagues to the Network. Your name and the email subject are automatically populated all you need to do is add email addresses by typing them in the next box. Separate each email address with a comma. If you’d like to add a personal message, do so in the box below the email address box. The message body is an automatically generated email from the Network. Once you have all of the information populated click on "Send Invitation".

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Setting up and editing your profile

To edit your profile, click the arrows to the right of each profile information area. This will expand that area and allow you to fill out the profile information form (boxes marked with a red star are required). When finished with each section click "Save" and the information will display on your user profile.

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Viewing your profile

From the profile page you can see and change your main profile picture, update your status, see the recent activity, view a list of your colleagues, and see comments members have left for you. You also can see your profile details such as your Network interests or work information.

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Colleagues - connecting with other members

Viewing other member profiles

To connect with other members or become colleagues you will need to send them a colleague request. To send a colleague request you will need to view their profile and click on the add as colleague link. Depending on the specific user's setting you may also send a private message or leave them a comment on their profile.

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Groups

Creating a group

To create a group click suggest a group and enter group information. Once the group is approved you will need to set the access level for the group. The options are: Public - Anyone can view group members and posts and create posts, Open - Anyone can view group members and posts, but only group members can create posts, Closed - Only group members can view group members and posts and create posts and Hidden - Only group members can view group members and posts and create posts and group does not appear in browse results. You can also select a photo that will represent the group and is the main image all members will see. If you would like users to have the ability to subscribe to your group via a news or RSS reader select “Yes” for “Would you like to have an RSS for this group”. For group event creation you can select who will be able to create events within your group. The options are Administrator (You) ,Only Administrator (You) and Moderators and Everyone.

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Finding and joining a group

You can browse all of the groups through the browse groups tab. Once you find a group you'd like to join you can click join group. 

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Forums

Participating in forums

Forum discussions are open to the entire Network to create, comment and read. Categories and sub-categories, such as risk factors can only be created by Network administrators. Contact PreventionNetwork@cancer.ca to request a category.

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Creating a new topic or post

To create a new post click the category title and then click the forum post topic that you would like to participate in. You can also create a new topic by clicking new topic. Once you type your comment select post and your comment will display in the category selected.

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Events

Creating an event

To create an event select add event and enter the event details. Select the privacy level by choosing either only colleagues & people I invite or anyone, make it public. 

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Searching for content and other members

Profile based search

Profile based search is an easy way to find other people with the same interests in the Network. To use profile based search all you need to do is click on the keyword in the profile information of the user's profile you are viewing. This will return a search with all members with the same information.

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Basic keyword search

To search quickly using a keyword or phrase type the keyword, name, or topic you are looking for in top right seach box located in the site header or navigation area. This will return a list of all content items and members relevant to your search terms.

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