ILADS Member Area FAQs
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Log in to ILADS Member Area; then look at the top brown navigation bar and select: My Account > My Profile> Edit Profile
Go to “My Account > My Profile,” then click on the “Change Avatar” link to upload a new image.
You can change your password through the gray navigation bar at the top of the page. Go to “My Account > Settings > General” to change your password.
To change profile name, do the following:
- Select: My Account > My Profile > Edit Profile
- To change your display name, re-write your preferred name in the ‘Full Name (required)’ field
- Select Save Changes
The @mention system links others to the hyperlinked profile of the individual while notifying the individual of the mention via email. If you are trying to reach out to specific group members, simply put the @ symbol in front of their username and it will send a notification to their email address and show up in their @mention activity stream.
In Facebook, “friending” is social networking: Members search for people whom they know, used to know, or want to know. The friending tool enables them to contact these people or to accept someone’s request for contact (and determine the extent to–and ways in which–the person can contact and interact). On ILADS Member Site, “friending” is “academic social networking”: it enables us to contact one another and share resources and knowledge. By accepting a person’s friend request you become part of his or her “network.”
To accept a “friend request,” you can either follow the link in the e-mail you receive requesting friendship, or once you’ve logged in, look again at the brown tool bar on the top right; hover your mouse over “Notifications.” Then click on the number of notifications you have pending. You will then be directed to a web page that allows you to accept or reject the friendship request.
The Notification link (on the top brown bar) indicates if you have a new message, friend request, or invitation to join a group.
To change your email account, do the following:
- Select: My Account > My Settings> General
- Re-write your preferred email account in the ‘Account Email’ field
- Select Save Changes
To send an email to another member, you can either find them on the member list or you can go to My Account > Messages > Compose. Start typing the person’s first name in the addressee box and the program will give you a list of all the members whose names include the letters you’re typing. Next to the addressee box is an empty box for copying other members. Do the same thing in this box that you just did for the addressee. Each time, you do this, a new box will appear for another person to whom you might want to send a copy of the message.
The settings on your profile page (available by going to the top brown navigation bar and clicking My Account > My Settings > Notifications) allows you to choose whether you want the site to email you in response to a variety of different actions, such as a message being posted on the activity stream of a group to which you below. Please visit this page to easily change your preferences.
To delete your account, log in to the site and look for the brown navigation bar at the top of the page. Click on My Account> My Settings > Delete Account and follow the directions you see.