A - Quick start
B - User help guide in details
Find help on issues you might encounter on the platform. We try to keep it up to date with information about creating accounts and profiles, joining and managing groups, on the unige-leadinghouse.ch website. Let us know if things need clarification.
(This guide is adapted from the CUNY Academic Commons FAQs distributed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.)
Questions about Profiles and AccountsAnswers to many questions which might be encountered when first joining unige-leadinghouse.ch, including how to manage your profile, how to create an avatar, and how to configure email notifications.
Can member profiles be made private? How can I prevent my profile from showing up in a Google search?Right now, there is not a way to make Profiles private. For now, users worried about privacy should avoid using their full names on their profiles (some combination of initials and first or last names might be good).
Questions about GroupsLearn how groups can be used on the unige-leadinghouse.ch website. How to start and administrate a group, and how to manage privacy. How to use features to collaborate on projects. blog post written by Maura A. Smale for CUNY Academic Commons and distributed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The unige-leadinghouse.ch website is a great place for groups interested in global studies. Here’s a list of some of the ways groups can use this space to collaborate. Let us know if we’ve missed any. And please feel free to ask any questions you have, too. Any member of the unige-leadinghouse.ch website can create a group. If you’d like to create a group, there are three types to choose from:
- Public: With a public group everything the group creates is visible to the general public and to unige-leadinghouse.ch website members: the group page, member list, activity stream, and forum posts. No permission is required to join a public group. Public groups can also enable group blogs and set different roles for members.
- Private: In a private group certain elements of the group are not visible to those who are not members. Only members can see the member list, activity stream, and forum posts. The group does appear in the list on the unige-leadinghouse.ch website Groups page, but non-members can only view a simplified version of the group page. You must request membership to join a private group.
- Hidden: A hidden group is invisible on the unige-leadinghouse.ch website to everyone except for group members. The group page, member list, activity stream, and forum posts are all hidden from the public.
Communication between group membersTo communicate to all members of a group, members can post on the group’s activity stream. In a public group, activity stream posts on the group’s page will also be visible to anyone; in a private or hidden group, activity stream posts will only be visible to group members.
Posting meeting minutes and other documentsGroups may wish to use their unige-leadinghouse.ch website space to archive meeting minutes or other pertinent documents. Minutes can be stored as documents in the “Docs” tab directly or attached to documents as files. The “Docs” tab accept most common file types as attachments, for example, Microsoft Word documents or PDFs. The unige-leadinghouse.ch website is designed to be flexible, so you can tailor your use of Groups to meet your members’ unique needs. If you come up with creative uses that we didn’t mention here, please let us know. “Create a Group on the unige-leadinghouse.ch website”. You will be presented with a form.
- First, write a group name and group description in the first two fields.
- In the next section of the form, you will choose whether your group will be public, private, or hidden. A brief description of each of these features is included to help you decide which is appropriate to your needs.
- Then, you will choose who can invite new members. This is particularly important if you chose to have a private or hidden group. The first option allows all members of your group to invite their connections to join you. The second limits this ability to the members you choose as moderators. The third limits this ability to you, the Group Administrator.
- The next section determines how frequently the group sends e-mails to members.
- The last option determines whether or not to have shared documents in the group.
- The ‘Groups Directory’ lists all groups on the unige-leadinghouse.ch website in alphabetical order,
- ‘Find Groups’ allows you to search for groups by keyword,
- ‘Groups Listing’ shows all of the groups by order of most recent activity,
- Change group avatar
- Manage group members: ie kick/ban members, promote/demote members
- Delete the group
- Edit, close, and delete forum topics/posts
- Edit/delete group documents
Group AnnouncementsIt’s also important to note that announcements posted by admins before the group became public will no longer be accessible to group members. Old announcements aren’t permanently deleted and will reappear if the group becomes private again. This answer is based on a post written by Sarah Morgano on March 1, 2012 for CUNY Academic Commons and distributed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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