What is the difference between “Groups” and “Forums”?
Forums (*not all programs utilize forums) are used for discussion, group work, and assignments during a program. Groups are intended to provide a place for participants to stay in touch with their fellow PHX’ers after their program is complete. While each group consists of only the participants from one program cohort, the social platform allows for interaction between all users, so feel free to network with anyone and everyone!
How do I change the information displayed on my profile?
Click on “Social Profile” in the navigation menu at the top of the page. Then select the “Profile” tab under your profile photo and click on “Edit”. Here you can change the personal information that is visible to other users as well as which users are able to view specific details. Your name is the only field that is not optional. This is separate from your username which is automatically generated when you first register.
How do I change my profile picture/cover image?
Click on “Social Profile” in the navigation menu at the top of the page. Then select the “Profile” tab under your profile photo and click on either “Change Profile Photo” or “Change Cover Image”. For your profile photo you may upload a file or use your computer’s webcam to take a photo. You will be able to adjust the cropping of the image once you have uploaded/taken it. The cover image accepts a file upload only and does not have a cropping feature. For best results please use an image that is at least 960px wide and 225px tall.
How do I adjust my email notification settings?
Click on “Social Profile” in the navigation menu at the top of the page. Then select the “Settings” tab on the right side under your cover image and click on “Email”. This will display a list of events of which you will be notified via email (messages, group activity, etc.). You can turn off any of these notification emails by selecting “No” next to the description and clicking “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.
How do I send a message to another user?
There are a couple different ways to do this. The easiest is to navigate to the user’s profile page and select either “Public Message” or “Private Message” under their cover image. A public message will be displayed on their activity feed and is visible to all users. A private message appears in their inbox and is only visible to that user (or all included users in the case of a group message).
Private messages can also be sent from the “Messages” tab on your profile page. In order to send a message to another user in this way you must know their username. This can be found overlaid on the cover image on their profile page (e.g. “@goolerbu-edu”). Copy this username, and any others that you wish to include on the message, and navigate to the “Messages” tab on your profile page. Then select “Compose” and enter the username(s) to which you wish to send the message. Be sure to remove the @ from each username and separate multiple usernames with a comma.