Register your account on KNIT to publish a profile, network with other users, start and join groups, and create sites.
After logging into the Commons, go to the top black navigation bar and hover over your avatar. Select: My Profile» Edit. From here you can update your display name, college, role, title, academic interests, websites, and additional profile fields that make up your Online CV.
After logging into KNIT, go to the top black navigation bar and hover over your existing (or default) photo. Go to My Profile»Change Profile Photo. Here you will find detailed instructions on how to upload an image. You can also create a gravatar, which will enable you to use that same image across many different types of websites.
After logging into KNIT, go to the top black navigation bar and select: My Profile» Edit. In the text box under “Full Name (required)” fill in your preferred name, then scroll down and select “Save Changes.”
Any UC San Diego campus member can log onto KNIT using their Active Directory credentials (what you use to log into your campus email).
To invite colleagues to join a KNIT group, navigate to the Group’s admin panel. On the left menu, there is an option to invite already-existing KNIT members (by typing in their KNIT profile name) and an option to invite new members via email (although at this time only individuals with Active Directory credentials will be able to join).
To update the email listed on your profile, go to the top black navigation bar, hover over your avatar in the top right corner and select: My Profile» Edit. To change your display email, re-write your preferred email in the ‘Email Address’ field, then scroll down and select “Save Changes.” Please note: this will not update the email where you receive notifications from the Commons. See the FAQ below for instructions on updating your email notification address.
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. To learn more about the @mention system read this blog post.
(Link points to blog post written for The CUNY Academic Commons but applicable to KNIT.)
When you become friends with another member of KNIT, you will start seeing her/his activity on the “Friends” section of the Activity page. It’s a great way to keep track of what’s happening on KNIT that is relevant to you. To accept a friendship request, you can either follow the link in the e-mail you receive, or if your are logged onto KNIT, you will see a notification in the top right corner, to the left of your avatar. You’ll be directed to a web page that lets you to accept or reject the friendship request.
The Notification link (on the top right bar of the Commons, just to the left of your avatar) indicates if you have a new message, friend request, or invitation to join a group. Zero indicates that you have no notifications.
To change the email account where you receive email notifications, go to the top black navigation bar, hover over your avatar on the top right corner, and select: My Settings » General. Re-write your preferred email account in the ‘Account Email’ field, then scroll down and select “Save Changes.”
To send an email to another member, you can either find them on the member list or you can hover over your avatar in the top right corner, click the “My Messages” link on the left, and click “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.
Go to the top black navigation bar and hover over your avatar in the top right corner. Click My Settings >> Email. Here you can choose whether you want to receive an email notification for a variety of activities, including posts to the groups you belong to, posts by your friends, posts to blogs you subscribe to, or follow, and messages.
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, but we can look into developing that functionality. 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). Certain profile fields can be made visible to only yourself, to your friends on KNIT, logged in members of the KNIT, or the default – to everyone. To change profile field visibility, go to click on the “Change” hyperlink next to the text that reads: “This field can be seen by: Everyone Change.” Most, be not every field has this visibility setting.