Access communities

This section of the guide explains how you can keep track of a community you’re interested in. Specifically this section covers off how you can:

  • follow and un-follow a community, so that you can monitor and respond to comments made within the community,

  • favourite and un-favourite community pages, so that you can quickly access them from the homepage.

Follow a community

Overview

'Following' a community is the best way to track what’s happening within that community. There are several things that occur when you 'follow' a community. This includes:

  • the community appearing in the Communities accordion of your Staff profile page,

  • the community appearing in your My Communities listing, accessible from the User avatar menu, and

  • comments made within the community appearing in the My Communities social feed on your homepage.

You can follow a community from:

  • the Communities listing page,

  • the Community overview page for a community,

  • a Community discussion page of a community.

You are also able to un-follow the community from the same pages.

Example/s

Following from the Communities listing page

Following from the Community overview page for a community

Following from a Community discussion page of a community

Guide

Following a community

  1. Navigate to any of the following pages:

    • the Communities listing page,

    • the Community overview page for a community,

    • a Community discussion page of a community.

  2. Click on the 'Follow' (grey plus) button. The button will change colour, indicating that you are now following the community.

    • Please note: the 'Follow' button is located on individual listing items on the Communities listing page and within the page header on the Community overview and Community discussion pages.

Un-following a community

  1. Navigate to any of the following pages:

    • the Communities listing page,

    • the Community overview page for a community,

    • a Community discussion page of a community.

  2. Click on the 'Un-follow' (green plus) button —this is the same as the 'Follow' button. The button colour will be removed, indicating that you are now un-following the community.

    • Please note: the 'Un-follow' button is located on individual listing items on the Communities listing page and within the page header on the Community overview and Community discussion pages.

Favourite a community page

Overview

You are able to 'favourite' a Community overview page or a Community discussion page.

'Favouriting' a community page automatically creates a link to the page from the Quick Links - Favourites section of your homepage. The favourite link details will also be recorded in you Favourites manager page, accessible via the My favourites link in your User avatar menu.

You are also able to un-favourite community pages if you no longer need frequent access.

For specific details about managing your favourite links, see the Favourites section of this guide.

Example/s

Favouriting from the Community overview page for a community

Favouriting from a Community discussion page of a community

Guide

Favourite a community

  1. Navigate to the Community overview page or Community discussion page you wish to favourite.

  2. Click on the 'Favourite' (grey star) button located in the header. The button will change colour, indicating that you are now following the community.

Un-favourite a community

  1. Navigate to the Community overview page or Community discussion page you wish to un-favourite.

  2. Click on the 'Un-favourite' (yellow star) button — this is the same as the 'Favourite' button. The button colour will be removed, indicating that you have now un-favourited the community.

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